Family Friendly Led Bike Ride


Get on your bikes we are off to Port Loop for a day of  FREE family friendly activities.

Sunday 21st July, 10.00am


We are very excited to be part of the opening event ‘Play out Till Tea’ at Port Loop! We are hosting a family friendly, led BIKE RIDE on Sunday 21st July to this fantastic event.

Starting at 10am from Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Cannon Hill Park, we will head off towards the new A38 Blue Route using cycle paths and some small roads to get us to the second pick up point at Birmingham Uni gates (Start of Blue Route on Bristol Road), approx 10.20am. Using the fantastic Blue cycle route and canal we’ll enjoy a traffic free ride into town to our final pick up at the back of the Sea Life Centre, (Canal side on the steps) approx 11.30am. The canal will then take us all the way to the event at Port Loop. Hoping to arrive for 12pm. This will be a fantastic opportunity to take in some of Birmingham’s best cycle routes and green spaces. Join us for a fun ride to the event while experiencing a lovely route through the city mostly traffic free.

The ride will be led by qualified ride leaders, Approx. 6 miles from Cannon Hill Park to the event at Port Loop, the route will be using cycle paths, canals and some roads. Suitable for all the family and all people-powered transport is welcome including bikes, scooters, trailers and trikes, recommended for ages 5 years plus and able to manage a bike ride of 6miles+. Booking is essential on all our rides for health and safety purposes.

All our group rides, the pace will be gentle, we will go at the pace of the slowest rider and participants are free to stop for a rest if they need to.

Please note that the ride will finish at Port Loop, 21 Rotton Park Street, B’ham B16 0AE and you will need to make your own way home.

You will need to have your own Bike and helmet to take part in the ride.

We also have a shorter 3.5mile ride starting on the A34 Blue Route at The Lighthouse Young Peoples Centre Click here for more info.


A FREE day of family friendly activity on Sunday 21st July to mark the opening of the new park at Port Loop in Birmingham. Everyone is welcome to join the event for nature activities, an outdoor park library, picnics, crafts, and a very cool drive in cinema zone – where kids will be able to make mini cardboard cars, then ‘drive’ up to watch a film on our outdoor LED screen.

And, outside the park, Rotton Park Street itself will be transformed into a bustling area of play; closed to cars all day it will be divided into a range of playzones with loads of fun activities including a bike, scooter and roller skate zone (bring those wheels kids!), Jump Rope UK’s Double Dutch Zone, a Hula Hoop Zone, Playbox dome building activities and a free zone to which families can bring their own games. There’ll also be a street art area, with two local artists adorning the street with washable paint creations – and guests can join in too.

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Cycle South Brum will also be taking over part of the outside space for some fun cycling activities.


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