Cycling in the Wyre Forest District
There are some great opportunities for cycling in Wyre Forest whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned professional.
Walking and Cycling Maps can be downloaded from the Worcestershire County Council website, and show the cycle routes, bridleways, footpaths and cycle parking within the area. To request a free printed copy of the map please email us including your postal address.
The Mercian Way covers part of National Cycle Network Route 45, taking cyclists from the Wyre Forest and through the beautiful Severn Valley to Bridgnorth.
Further cycling routes can be found on the Worcestershire County Council website or National Cycle Network. Websites such as Cycle Streets - UK-wide cycle journey planner.- can also be used to plan your route anywhere in the UK.
Stourport Sports Club has a 1.5k closed circuit cycle track, available for hire and events.
Wyre Forest Cycle Racing Club based at Stourport Sports Club, hold club rides, training and social events as well as races.
Kidderminster CTC: a member of Cycling UK, hold regular bike rides.
Severn Valley Velo: offer cycling training for youngsters, family bike rides and ladies only cycling sessions.
Spokes, part of the Emily Jordan Foundation, employ young adults with learning disabilities to refurbish bikes to sell. They also offer bicycle servicing.
Free adult cycle training is available to Wyre Forest residents aged 16+. Training is available for all levels- for complete beginners wanting to learn to ride in a safe off-road environment, for those looking to building their confidence or for more advanced cyclists looking to cycle more on the roads. Get in touch to find out more and arrange your free 2 x 2 hour training sessions with a qualified cycle instructor.
Worcestershire County Council offers National Standard Bikeability Cycle Training to all schools within the County.
The Wyre Forest Cycle Forum was formed in 1998 to promote cycling within the area. The Forum acts as a facilitator and consultee for all matters relating to cycling. Members work to raise awareness about cycling and to ensure that new infrastructure for cyclists is convenient and safe to use. Members of the Forum include local cyclists, cycling organisations and the local authorities; new members are always welcome.
Recent activities have included:
- Helping develop the Wyre Forest Walking and Cycling Map
- Promoting cycling at local events
- Setting up the Wyre Forest Adult Cycle Training Scheme
- Advising local authorities on improving/ implementing cycling infrastructure (e.g. cycle lanes and junctions)
- Responding to the LTP4 Consultation; once finalised the Forum will be working proactively to help deliver local cycling schemes such as the Bewdley to Wyre Forest active travel route.
Please email the Wyre Forest Cycle Forum to get involved or find out more.
Bewdley Bike Week takes place in the summer half term with activities for all abilities, including cycle training, mountain bike and road rides, Severn Valley Railway rides and the Bewdley Bike Jam cycling festival.
PushBike! What’s On Guide Cycling events taking place throughout Worcestershire
National Bike Week takes place each June and also provides free publicity and third party insurance for cycling events taking place between April and September.
Vélo Birmingham Register for the next event where 15,000 cyclists will line up to start their unforgettable 100 mile route on completely closed roads, taking them through the picturesque Worcestershire and Staffordshire countryside before returning to Birmingham.