Ride Active provides FREE fun, social cycling practice activities in safe, secure environments in Northfield and surrounding areas. All abilities, beginners very welcome. Delivered by Cycle South Brum and British Cycling. Ride Active starts at 5pm prompt at Northfield Ecocentre, please arrive early, by 4.30pm if you want to borrow a bike as they are subject to availability.
We will have bikes, helmets, bike lights, and high-visibility vests for you to borrow, subject to availability.
The meeting point for Ride Active is Northfield Ecocentre.. If you wish to hire a bike and/or helmet, you will need to come to Northfield Ecocentre at 4.30pm. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners.
These 90-minute sessions allow you to practice and improve your skills, cycle in a group and meet other cyclists.
Ride Active sessions will incorporate a Led Ride which anyone who wants to improve their confidence or abilities is welcome to take part in and also a 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.
The learn to ride cycling tuition during November-February will be held at 3pm, please arrive 30mins early if you want to borrow a bike as they are subject to availability.
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 4.30pm. 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.