If you have come to this page, it’s probably because you’re keen to go on a group ride with like-minded people and possibly enjoy a refreshing drink during the ride or even afterwards (sometimes even a beer). Well, you have come to the right place!
We have over 200 members at the last count, across a wide range of ages and cycling ability with something in the club for everyone.
Here is a reminder about E-Bikes rules.
Do you ride one on the public road?
Is it legal and meet Stourbug rules?
An illegal bike can affect your insurance
We understand that riding with a club for the first time can feel intimidating but we hope to make the experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. If you’re interested in finding out what Stourbug is like, please read on for how to join, or simply contact email@example.com
The social evenings are held on
1st & 3rd Monday of the Month
For December 18th
the Social will be held at The
Robin Hood in Amblecote
Come and join us for a chat.
Want to ride with us?
Most of our club runs start and end at Mary Stevens Park (MSP), with Bromwich Lane, Hagley (BL) and Summerhill, Kingswinford (SH) also used as starting locations.
Non-members are more than welcome to join us for three rides as a guest (over a six-week period) to see if the pace and company suits. You can join as a guest by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org at no cost.
How To Join Stourbug
Speak to Deb at
then come cycle and enjoy.
After your third club run you will have the option of joining the club and we will explain how to become a member.
Stourbug operates a non-drop policy and therefore we’ll always wait for the slowest member of the group. If you’re new to group riding, your ride leader will explain everything you need to know to ensure the safety of riders as individuals and a group.
Deb’s Myeloma Ride
300 mile ride for
to Hereford & Banbury.
Your bike does need to be in a roadworthy condition and you also should be relatively self-sufficient with regards to an inner tube or two and some tools to enable roadside repairs, but should you be unlucky enough to pick up a puncture whilst on a club ride, the group will assist and demonstrate how to replace an inner tube where needed. There is always someone to help. In addition, it’s useful to have enough water and food for the ride. Emergency cash is always a wise move, as some cafe stops may not accept cards.
Do have a family member or friend
to whom you would like to give a
membership gift voucher.
Finally, if you’re really keen and want to do a club run in bad weather, full mudguards are desirable for both your comfort and your fellow riders comfort to prevent water and road grim being sprayed across yourself and others when in rainy conditions.
Stourbug isn’t like other clubs as we don’t have a regular timetable of rides. Our volunteer Ride Leaders arrange rides on different days, often to suit the weather, and at different times of the day. Almost all of our rides include a stop at a cafe for food, a drink, and a chat. If a rides doesn’t include a cafe stop, the Ride Leaders will say in their post and may advise you to bring a snack.
Provided that weather conditions will not put riders at risk, rides are organised on almost every day of the year although some days of the week are busier than others. In 2019, before Covid restrictions, Stourbug organised around 930 rides with over 670 rides during the week and the remaining 260 rides being at the weekend.
All our riders are friendly and will help and support you where required; no one ever gets left behind.