Bikes, Narrowboats and Automobiles Leisure Cycle

Leisure Cycling/Any Bike
Oct 29
2022

5 people attending

7 places left

Your price
£12.50
Event booking closes on Oct 29 at 09:30:00
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A gentle leisure cycle

Join us on this anyone, any bike ride around Birmingham's canal network, and emerging architecture

Birmingham is famous for its canal network - the old adage that it has more canals than Venice is true! See them, and the infamous Spaghetti Junction, on this leisure ride. 

Starting from the city centre, we'll have a quick tour of new architecture around Paradise Circus from the event leader - who is himself the lead architect of what will be the tallest building in Birmingham - and the tallest outside of London and Manchester. 

From there, we'll ride out along the Birmingham Canal's New Main Line, one of the most important feats of engineering in the country that demonstrated our ability to cut through difficult terrain, and was the precursor of the railways.

We'll take in the quiet and tranquil Tame Valley Canal before riding under the Gravelly Hill Interchange, known as Spaghetti Junction, before arriving back in the city centre through the historic Jewellery Quarter. 

The route can be downloaded here (use desktop mode to download)

Pace and Terrain

This will be a leisurely cycle suitable for those of all levels of fitness. The ride will be mostly off road on canal towpaths, although there will be a few on-road stretches along the way. The route is relatively flat. There are drop out points at various railway stations along the way. 

If you're not a regular cyclist, please do make sure your bike is in good condition - check the tyres are well inflated, chain is oiled, and you've got a spare inner tube, drinks and snacks with you. 

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IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete the Cycling Participation Statement in addition to booking your event space before attending a cycling event.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.

All images taken by ODL leaders and used with permission. 

Location

52.47905, -1.8979038