Ride Active

Ride Active provides FREE fun, social cycling practice activities in safe, secure environments in Northfield and surrounding areas. All abilities including beginners are very welcome. These are 90min sessions every Thursday evening which will incorporate a gentle Led Ride and also a Learn to Ride session for those who require tuition.

Ride Active is ideal for any one who: – is just starting to ride – is currently learning and needs practise – is returning to cycling – or feels a little nervous or wobbly on the bike. Sessions include fun, social and safe activities that will improve your confidence and help you to get a bit fitter too. Delivered in partnership with British Cycling.

Recommended for ages 12+ 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.

Upcoming Classes

Thursday 16th January – Northfield EcoCentre 

Learn To Ride – 3pm
Led Ride – 5pm 

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Thursday 23rd January – Northfield EcoCentre 

Learn To Ride – 3pm
Led Ride – 5pm 

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The Ride Active, led bike ride and Learn To Ride cycling tuition starts at 5pm prompt, during winter months November-February the learn to ride session will be held separately at 3pm please arrive early. The meeting point is Northfield Ecocentre.

Bike and/or helmet hire is available (subject to availability) If required please come to Northfield Ecocentre 30mins before your session. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners.

We will also have bike lights and high-visibility vests for you to borrow.




For more information or to book a session contact us on 0121 448 0119 or email: cycling@ecobirmingham.com

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