Solihull Cycling Club



Solihull Cycling Club is proud to have many different club runs that suit riders of all abilities. The runs always have a “run leader” who is responsible for the route and the general behavior, e.g. speed of the run and making sure that no one is left behind. We welcome non-club members on our runs typically with a view to joining the club at a later stage if they enjoy the rides. Club runs are not dependent on the weather. apart from extreme conditions. The most popular day for joining a run is Sunday when five separate runs depart at 9.00am from the clock tower opposite O'Neills Public House in Poplar Road, Solihull, B91 3AB, map ref. 139/152 797. In addition to the Sunday runs there are runs on other days, both leisure rides and not so leisurely.

If you are interested in any of these contact the Club Runs Secretary, Cliff Dobson.


Solihull Cycling Club’s strongest presence has always been the club runs and it makes sense to remind members how to behave in order to ensure that rides are safe and well conducted. Please take the time to read the attached document, as a guide to Club Run Conduct.


There are 2 runs of different paces starting from the Reservoir, Earlswood at 09.15am. The "A" run has a coffee stop only, leader to be named on the day.

The "B" run is an all-day social ride at about 15mph with coffee stop & pub lunch. Occasionally this ride starts from Barston Green cross roads for northern routes, this is denoted on the website calendar.
B Run co-ordinator Dave Stephenson
Tel: 01564 776064


A brisk run starting at the A34/B4439 junction in Hockley Heath at 9:15am. The coffee stops are Alcester for ODD weeks numbers and Wellesbourne for EVEN week numbers.
Run co-ordinator Harry Reynolds
Tel: 0121 744 1315

Two rides meet at The Punchbowl, Lapworth at 10.00am. Both have a coffee stop and return to The Punchbowl at lunchtime.
The steady ride is led by Trevor Bayliss, A faster (15mph) ride is led by Dick Law.
Run co-ordinator Dick Law
Tel: 01926 427200



A very brisk run starting at Dorridge Station at 9:00am, with the coffee stop at Mappleborough Green GC.
The leadership of this run will be rotated, riders do stop for punctures and such like but you need to shout up. If you are new to the ride please introduce yourself to one of the regular riders.
As the ride is brisk then riders should be capable of riding at 20mph and of navigating themselves home if dropped. Distance 43miles (approx)


‘Steady’ Saturday Ride leaving the Railway Pub Dorridge at 9am. Stop at Mappleborough Green GC. This run does not have a full time leader. Please contact if you want to ride and don’t know the route.


A Run – 18+ mph Long and challenging – attack the hills! This is a ride of anywhere between 65 miles in the Winter, back by 2:00pm, and 95 miles in the summer, aiming to be back by 3:00pm. However, if the weather is poor or a very low turnout we don’t always go to the place stated in the mag.

B Run – Run off at around 17 mph; this is a ride of approximately 75 miles. Back to Solihull around 2.00pm but in the summer months the distance may be longer and in the winter months a little shorter. The aim is to be flexible and take advantage of good days rather than stick to a strict schedule.”

C Run – 15 - 16 mph Steady and sociable – even on the hilly bits! This is a run of between 50 - 70 miles depending on conditions, time of year and riders. Our aim is to leave no one behind.

D Run – Longish run at about 15 mph. Steady and sociable – even on the hilly bits! This is a run of between 50 - 70 miles depending on conditions, time of year and riders. Our aim is to leave no one behind. In summer we will do a few longer rides returning after 2:30..

E Run – 14 mph Steady and more sedate. We try to look after all the new riders to the club. We usually ride 45 - 60 miles depending on the time of year. Returning to the pub social stop at Earlswood at approx. 1.00 to 1.30 pm. Everyone is welcome.

F Run – A gentle morning’s cycling. This is designed for riders who are new to cycling and would like to go a little further. The run is generally about 30 miles long with a cafe stop half way, although the distance is changed to suit the fitness of the people taking part. The run starts from the centre of Solihull and then restarts from Henwood Lane, Catherine de Barnes near St Catherines Close for those who want to avoid the Solihull traffic.


Club Runs Secretary: Cliff Dobson