Charity Bike Ride – Sunday 11th Sept 2016

The sun is out – the sky is blue. We are looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday at the Old Yardleians Rugby Club tomorrow. Tilehouse Ln, Shirley, Solihull B90 1PW. Be with us around 10.00 for briefing before the fun begins! Family rides will depart around 10.30.
Our annual charity bike ride is always a fun event. It is open to families (to undertake the shorter distances) and also the longer distances of 28 and 52 miles area great challenge for individual riders and colleagues who want to ride as part of a team.

Click here to download a file that you can put up in your workplace to encourage friends to join us! – Bike Ride Flyer for teams

If you are keen to invite friends with children or can promote this with schools please use this flyer – Bike Ride Flyer for Families

To register now for the Charity Ride on the 11th Sept 2016 please complete our on-line registration or if you have any specific queries contact

The review of last year’s event below will give you a great idea of how it all works!

2015 Bike Ride

On the 6th June 2015 around 80 riders gathered at the Old Yardleians Rugby Club in Shirley ready to set off on one of the various Charity Bike Ride routes.Lorna

We were once again lucky with the weather and had a sunny and dry day which helped everyone achieve their goals!

Below are a few photos of the many families who undertook the 12 mile ride right through to the many cycle club riders who joined us for the first time to complete the 52 mile ride.

jaguar boys for the webSome of these riders were very complementary and I’ll share some of their quotes to encourage others to join us next year !!

“Just to let you know that we thought the ride was great today. Signage was clear and regular and the 52 mile course was really very picturesque, and the course planner managed to keep us away from traffic for the vast majority of the ride. Not and insignificant feat in that area on a Saturday morning!” Dane Carty

“We would just like to thank you for such a well organised and great signposted route, the other week. We all had a great day and ride with a couple of us completing 85 miles!” Phil Hall, Jaguar Cycling Club.

20 mile gang for web Kids at Packwood for web ready to go for the web

The event raised around £6000. This is an amazing amount and will help us feed the 940 children at Brainhouse for around six months.

The impact that we wish to have when we raise money through the charity bike ride was summed up beautifully by John Ablett;


“Education and the opportunities it brings offers the children a chance of making a positive impact upon their future aspirations and outcomes for when they become future adult world citizens. One day perhaps one of these children might become a doctor or a teacher thanks to your support in their early life”.

Not a bad outcome for a fun day out!!


The Oakalls Gang for the web








windsor riders for web







DerekClick here to see a great mini movie of a previous ride too!

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