Sunday 27th May

Bewdley Bike Jam

Stourport Sports Club, Kingsway, DY13 8BQ

12:00-16:00


The ever popular Bewdley Bike Jam is full of family cycling activities at Stourport Cycle Track (previously held at Jubilee Gardens and The Frank Chapman Centre).
All details are to be confirmed but we are planning on:


  • Open access to the bike track: bring your own bike, and try our demos on the fantastic off-road purpose built cycle track in Stourport. Suitable for all ages.

  • Coaching sessions: GB Cycling Team racer and Head Honcho at www.opentrail.co.uk Hannah Escott will be there to provide coaching tips in 45 minute sessions throughout the day. Sign up in advance to secure your spot.


  • Disability bikes- what’s it like to ride a bike specially designed for disabled people? Come and find out!


  • Unrideable bikes- Come try our challenging bikes!! The unrideable bikes, unicycles, tiny bikes, we have them all- can you handle them?


  • Security marking- unfortunately bike theft is an increasing problem, come and get your bike security marked and find out more about how to keep your bike safe.


  • Overspoke Bikes- see what your local bike shop have to offer you from wheel building and services to a wide variety of unique new bicycles- check out Fat Bikes and the huge 36" wheeler!


  • Bewdley Outdoors- see the new venture of the towns old favourite- find out more about bike hire and adventures you can have locally.


  • Cycle smoothie- can you pedal your way to make a delicious fruit smoothie.


  • Dr Bike- our friends at Open Trail will be providing a mechanic to safety check and tune your bikes for free!


  • Food- the Stourport Sports Club Cafe will be providing delicious meals and snacks!


Bookings and more information:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bewdley-bike-jam-tickets-45433587082

Monday 28th May (Bank Holiday) 
Monday Milers Epic Social (20 or 
60 mile road rides)

                                    10:00-16:00 at Overspoke Bikes, Lax Lane, Bewdley

The perfect social for your Bank Holiday Monday ride. Join Rich and Malcolm as they lead you through some of the most beautiful views in our area, on either a 20 or 60 mile ride.


The 20 mile route features quiet roads, canal paths and National Cycle Network including a midway stop at Hartlebury Castle's new cafe!


The 60 mile route will have a mixture of quiet back roads, stunning views, long descents and tough climbs. There will be a midway stop at the King's Arms pub in Cleobury for the pub's famous food and drink. Secure bike storage will also be provided. GPS coordinates will be available if you choose to complete the ride at a faster pace.


Both rides will finish for a drink at Bewdley Brewery. 


Prices:

20 miler is FREE (refreshments at Hartlebury Cafe and Bewdley Brewery are not included)

60 miler the ticket price of £4 which includes the ride and food at the Kings' Arms (refreshments at Bewdley Brewery are not included)

Bookings and more information:
20 mile route https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/monday-milers-epic-social-ride-20-miles-tickets-45434158792

60 mile route https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/monday-milers-epic-social-ride-60-miles-tickets-45434295200


Tuesday 29th May 
Learn to Ride

9:30-14:00 at Bewdley Leisure Centre



Never learnt how to ride a bike before? We are offering EVERYONE the chance to learn how to ride. Our fully trained instructors will give you the confidence to find your balance, and over a 2 hour session give the basics in how to ride. Most people manage to go from being very nervous of the bike to pedalling comfortably without stabilisers in this short session.

Sessions available are:
10:00-12:00
12:30-14:30


Once you have signed up you must email your contact details and time preference to Hannah at hannah@overspoke.com. YOUR PLACE CANNOT BE CONFIRMED UNTIL HANNAH HAS PERSONALLY EMAILED TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE!


Bookings and more information:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learn-to-ride-tickets-45551245000


Tuesday 29th May 
Bikeability Level 1 (may progress to level 2 in the afternoon)

9:30-12:30at  Bewdley Leisure Centre



We are making Bikeability (cycling proficiency) available to everyone! No matter what your age we think everyone should be able to learn National Standards Cycling to help you become safer and more confident on the road. 
Level 1 is for those that have their balance (without stabilisers), are confident pedlars but aren't quite ready to use the roads. In level 1 you will learn to control your bike in a closed environment (a school playground), get on and off the bike, use your gears, steer the bike accurately, control the bike with one hand, stop quickly if they need to, look around without wobbling.

Once you have signed up please get in touch with Hannah at hannah@overspoke.com. YOUR PLACE CANNOT BE CONFIRMED UNTIL HANNAH HAS PERSONALLY EMAILED TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE!

Bookings and more information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/age-6-level-1-bikeability-tickets-45552324228

Tuesday 29th May
Bikeability Level 2 (includes level 1)

9:30-16:30 at  Bewdley Leisure Centre



We are making Bikeability (cycling proficiency) available to everyone! No matter what your age we think everyone should be able to learn National Standards Cycling to help you become safer and more confident on the road.

More information is available at: https://bikeability.org.uk/. The course will involve lessons on local streets to cover: correct positioning, signalling, dealing with the unexpected, roundabouts, junctions on major and minor roads, U turns, passing traffic, and hazards.

Once you have signed up please get in touch with Hannah at hannah@overspoke.com. YOUR PLACE CANNOT BE CONFIRMED UNTIL HANNAH HAS PERSONALLY EMAILED TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE!

Bookings and more information:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/age-10-110-level-2-bikeability-national-standards-cycling-training-tickets-45552382402

Tuesday 29th May 
Wyre Forest Cycling Adventurers Evening

16:00-21:00 at Wyre Forest Visitor Centre



A brand new event! We welcome you to a whole evening of cycling fun on our doorstep-wonderland!
Our incredible highlight of the evening are two presentations from two local world cycling travellers. Come and hear all about their fascinating and inspiring adventures from Bewdley to THE WORLD!

4pm: trails are open,  smoothie bike, Overspoke Bikes, Bewdley Outdoors, Sustrans, police security marking, Dr Bike
5:30pm: BBQ, women’s/beginners bike maintenance session begins
6:30pm: Jaw dropping presentation from our friend Super Cycling Man world traveller
7:00pm: Be totally inspired by David Locke world traveller
7:30pm: Overspoke Bikes adults led mountain bike ride (A and B ride)
7:30pm: Overspoke Bikes ladies only led mountain bike ride
9pm: finish

We are honoured and priveleged to be joined by 3 wonderful speakers. Be prepared to be utterly  inspired:


“Bewdley residents David and Bernie Lock have cycled about 60% of the distance from Bewdley to Tasmania in a series of trips over the last 4 years, with thousands following their travel blog at www.decade2australia.org.  Their latest leg was a 4000km cycle in India, starting at the southern tip and ending at Jaipur Rajasthan.  They will talk
about their travels –the delights and the travails -  and show pictures from their remarkable rides. 


Meanwhile Super Cycling Man http://supercyclingman.com/ is popping back to Bewdley on his 5 year trip across 7 continents to speak to us!


Riding the trails: the family trail, and others, are open! Bring your own bike, and try our demos on the fantastic woodland trails, suitable for all ages

Demo bikes available:
- Ebikes and Merida (from Bewdley Outdoors) (ID ie driving licence and a credit bank card will be needed for demo bikes)

  • Women’s/ beginners bike maintenance session: learn basic bike repairs to help fix your precious bike yourself!
  • Dr Bike- our friends at Open Trail will be providing a mechanic to safety check and tune your bikes for free!
  • Security marking- unfortunately bike theft is an increasing problem, come and get your bike security marked and find out more about how to keep your bike safe.
  • Overspoke Bikes- see what your local bike shop have to offer you from wheel building and servicing to a wide variety of unique new bicycles- check out Fat Bikes and the huge 36" wheeler!
  • Bewdley Outdoors- see the new venture of the towns old favourite- find out more about bike hire and adventures you can have locally.
  • Cycle smoothie- can you pedal your way to make a delicious fruit smoothie.
  • From 7:30-9pm The traditional Overspoke Bikes mountain bike ride will leave from the visitor centre and head out on an adventure of their own. (adults only ride, mixed ability).


The event is free to attend but car park and refreshment charges do apply.

Bookings and more information:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wyre-forest-cycling-adventurers-evening-tickets-45554242967



Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st May
Ticket to Ride-  family ride on Severn Valley Railway

1015  departure from Bewdley


The outward journey will be the 1015 departure from Bewdley, please arrive at 10:00, and it will take you to Hampton Loade Station, to ride the National Cycle Route 45 to Arley Station (about 7 miles). It is an easy route and passes the Country Park Visitor Centre and also cafes by the river in Arley.

From Arley Station riders and bikes will be transported back to Bewdley by train at no extra cost.

Pre-booking is essential so you can be allocated a date and train time for the outward journey.  No tickets will be available on the day. To book places please contact Malcolm Garner at malcolmgarner@yahoo.co.uk. All children must be accompanied by an adult and you will need to say which date and which train you would prefer. It will be first come first served so don’t delay, there are only 16 places in total

SPECIAL OFFER- £5 
Take your bike on the steam train! Travel from Bewdley to Hampton Loade then ride back to Arley Station on route 45 then free return on the train for you and your bikes back to Bewdley!
Women's only ride at Stourport Sports Club. 


Thursday 31st May
Overspoke Bikes Evening Road Ride

19:00-21:30 at Overspoke Bikes, Lax Lane, DY12 2DZ


A led road ride will leave Overspoke Bikes, Lax Lane at 7pm around the Worcestershire countryside. The pace is set by the slowest rider, we very much encourage new people to join in. However a basic level of skill and fitness is required for this ride. You will also need a suitable bike which works well e.g. road or hybrid.

Bookings and more information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/overspoke-bikes-evening-road-ride-thursday-tickets-45551406483


Friday 1st June
Family ride with Severn Valley Velo

Stourport Sports Club at 09.30 or Dry Mill Lane Car Park at 10.15


A fantastic local family ride, provided by our friendly cycling club Severn Valley Velo (http://severnvalleyvelo.co.uk/ )
The ride leaves from Stourport and Bewdley:


Stourport Sports Club at 09.30 and leading on to Dry Mill Lane Car Park for about 10.15, to head to Wyre Forest Visitor Centre, Callow Hill for refreshments before returning by the same/similar route.  The second pick up point avoids all roads for less confident riders.


The route is suitable for mountain bikes and hybrids, every rider must wear a helmet. There is no cost for the ride but participants are advised to bring money for refreshments at the café and also to carry a drink for during the ride.


Bookings and more information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/family-ride-with-severn-valley-velo-tickets-45551288129

(Subject to change) For more information see below table.

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