The Ticket Desks, New St Station, city centre B2 4ND
Due to the forecast of rain this evening the ride as been shortened with a new start point and meeting time, see details below:
CycleBirmingham - Push Bikes
Christmas & Winter Solstice Ride - Wednesday 19th December
To: The Black Eagle - Factory Rd in Hockley - Food available (2 - 3 miles roughly there from New St Station)
New Meeting Point: The Ticket Desks, New St Station, city centre B2 4ND
New Meeting Time: Meet from 7:45pm, set off 8pm.
Route: A mix of paths, tracks, side-roads, quieter main roads.
Feel free to dress your bike and/or self Christmassy!
Bring lights, a lock, a spare inner tube, tyre levers and a pump. It is worth bringing some water proofs in case of rain. If the weather is not looking so good on Wednesday there may be changes. Remember to check the CycleBirmingham Facebook group on Wednesday for any updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cyclebirmingham/
The ride will finish at the destination where riders are welcome to join each other for a social drink and food. Riders are free to return home as soon as we arrive there. We normally team riders up with others who live in the same direction as them, as we all live in different directions. A number of the female riders often ride part way home together. We try and make it a fun and enjoyable evening for all :)
Other Useful Information:
Trains: The nearest rail station to the destination is the Jewellery Quarter (around three quarters of a mile away) and New St (around 2 to 3 miles away). You can get a return or single ticket for £2 to stations in the West Midlands County (after 7pm), no need to book in advance and bikes are carried free of charge on local rail services. National Rail Enquires Link: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Trams (Midland Metro): There is a stop very close to the Black Eagle at Soho Benson Road, http://nxbus.co.uk/the-metro/
Buses: The 74 and 75 pass along Soho Hill (Get off by St Michael's Church) http://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/
BBC Local Weather Forecast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2655603
Happy and Safe Cycling! :)
Simon - CycleBirmingham - Push Bikes