Solihull Cycling Club

SOLIHULL C. C. MEMORIAL RIDES 2019

SUNDAY 9th JUNE

All rides start from the SCOUT & GUIDE HUT, Shadowbrook Lane, Hampton in Arden, B92 0DQ (OS Sheet 139, Grid Ref SP203812)


PARKING – There is a large car park available which is also used by others wishing to use the facilities. Please park considerately, if possible please cycle to the event or car share. WARNING - CAR PARK HEIGHT BARRIER - 2.1 m Light refreshments will be available at the start from about 7.45 am, and at the finish, included in the entry fee. PEBWORTH VILLAGE HALL - this will be staffed by club members giving out free food and drink to the 100 km & 150 km riders

TWO NEW ROUTES FOR 2019


“THE PEBWORTH TRAIL” - 100 km - 9.00 am

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GPX and TCX files – These are in two stages, you will need BOTH for whichever format you choose to use. Route sheets also available on line and on the day. Entrance fee £5. Stage 1 – A gently undulating route from Hampton in Arden using quiet lanes to Snitterfield, Wilmcote and Welford to cross the River Avon. After a short climb out of Welford a flat route to Pebworth for the mid-morning break at the Village Hall Stage 2 – A not too demanding run from Pebworth across to Bidford, to re-cross the River Avon. Then cycling through The Grafton’s to Haselor and Great Alne. The route then follows narrow lanes through Ullenhall and Danzey Green with a few small climbs to Knowle to finally finish at the Scout and Guide Hut in Hampton in Arden.


“THE HERB RUN” - 150 km - 8.30 am

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GPX and TCX files – These are in stages, you will need all THREE for whichever format you choose to use. Route sheets also available on line and on the day. Entrance fee £5. Stage 1 – Follows the same route as the “THE PEBWORTH TRAIL” to Pebworth Village Hall for the mid-morning break Stage 2 – On leaving Pebworth the route follows the edge of the Cotswolds to Shipston on Stour. It then gets a little more challenging as it climbs past Compton Wynyates Manor House to the top of the ridge. From there it follows the top of Edge Hill to “The Herb Centre” near Warmington on the B4100 for a lunch break. (Please support the café). Stage 3 – On leaving the “The Herb Centre” a sharp descent through Shotteswell, then an undulating route through Farnborough, Bishops Itchington to Harbury. Then more familiar lanes via Offchurch, Cubbington, and Beausale back to Hampton in Arden, using a different route to that taken in the morning.


IMPORTANT NOTES – Most of the route uses quiet country lanes where possible. There are a few short stretches of main road. Please ride with care and consideration to other road users. Mudguards are suggested for the benefit of café proprietors and other riders. You are advised to carry a lock to secure your bike outside village halls/cafe.


Please e-mail saying which route you are planning to ride, to help with the catering arrangements. If you are able to help with the refreshments at Hampton in Arden at the start or finish of the rides for an hour in the morning or afternoon please get in touch. Have a great, safe ride. Trevor Wale 01926 499460 trevorwale2@gmail.com



Back 2 Basics - RELIABILITY TRIALS 2019

SUNDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2019
82 mile and 62 mile Reliability Trials.


This year the trials will once again start and finish at the Blue Bell Pub in Earlswood, The routes will go south into the Vale of Evesham and return through the Lenches with the longer route adding a loop around Bredon Hill. A new refreshment halt at Fladbury will now be followed by challenging section climbing Badger's Hill, and Church Lench and then a rolling terrain before the concluding climbs of Forde Hall Lane and Tom Hill.

Inspired my memories of "100 in 8" in the 50s and 60s the event will require a minimum average speed of 12.5 mph to complete the course in order to qualify for a finisher's certificate.

Entry Fee £5

All Proceeds to the Midlands Air Ambulance

82 mile start 09.00
62 mile 09.30
Route information can be found below.


Contact: Roger Cliffe. 01386 793791, mob 07919551155 chat2rog@gmail.com

62 Mile Route

Start:9:30am
Route Map:Click Here
GPX File:Download (Right click, and save link as)
Entry Fee: On the day: £5


View route map for SCC 2017 B2B RT 62 Mile on plotaroute.com


82 Mile Route

Start:9:00am
Route Map:Click Here
GPX File:Download (Right click, and save link as)
Entry Fee: On the day: £5


View route map for SCC 2017 B2B RT 82 Mile on plotaroute.com