Ride Active provides FREE fun, social cycling practice activities in safe, secure environments in Northfield and surrounding areas. All abilities and beginners are very welcome. Delivered by Cycle South Brum and British Cycling.
We offer learn to ride cycling tuition and a gentle led bike ride every Thursday at 5pm, please arrive 30mins early if you want to borrow a bike as they are subject to availability.
We will also have helmets, bike lights, and high-visibility vests for you to borrow.
The meeting point for Ride Active is Northfield Ecocentre. Please arrive for 4.30pm if you need to borrow a bike. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners.
These are 90-minute sessions which allow you to practice and improve your skills, cycle in a group and meet other cyclists. During the winter from November-February the led ride will use quiet roads as it will be too dark in the parks.
Ride Active sessions will incorporate a Led Ride which anyone who wants to improve their confidence is welcome to take part in and we also have the Learn to Ride session for those who require tuition. Children must be accompanied by a cycling adult. If you’re looking for children-only activities please look out for children’s cycling tuition and our school holiday led rides.
Can I borrow a bike?
We have a limited number of bikes and trailers for hire. You will be able to reserve a bike when you book. Bikes can be collected on the day at 30mins before your session. If you have your own bike then please bring it.
We have helmets to borrow for these events, subject to availability. If you do not have a helmet and you would like to borrow one for the ride you are attending, you can indicate this when you book. If you have your own helmet, you are welcome to bring it.
Is there a cost for attending?
No, it is free, but you are welcome to make a donation online or in cash on the day.
Our ride leaders will make the final decision on whether to alter, cancel or terminate a session due to inclement weather or poor surfaces. Please look after your personal belongings as we cannot accept any responsibility for them. You are welcome to leave your belongings in Northfield Ecocentre during the ride but please bear in mind that we are not insured against loss or damage to them.