Sun 23 Apr 2023 Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

Ride The Reservoir | 25km

The beginner-friendly ride of the Ride the Reservoir event! Take in some of the forgotten pathways of Birmingham, mostly on canals, cycle paths and trails.

  • Sun 23 Apr 2023
Newman University, Birmingham, Birmingham




All ages

  • 25 km mountain biking


Start your cycling season and ride to support local people living with life limiting illness and help The Hospice Charity Partnership raise £40,000 this year!

There'll be the choice of three scenic routes so whether you’re new to cycling, a seasoned pro or somewhere in between there’s a route to suit everyone! 

This event is part of Ride The Reservoir | The Hospice Charity Partnership.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams

  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Urban

Event HQ

Newman University, Birmingham
Genners Lane
West Midlands
B32 3NT

  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Single start
  • Sweeper
  • Undulating
  • Way markers

Our 25km route is a beginner friendly route setting off from 10am. Leaving Newman University cyclists will take in some of the forgotten scenic pathways of Birmingham including the popular River Rea cycle route, Cannon Hill Park and Woodgate Valley Country Park. The route involves a small amount of on road cycling with the majority being located on, canals, cycle paths and trails. Suitable for those new to cycling and children or teenagers who have experience of riding on cycle paths and are confident on roads and in moderate traffic.

  • Certificate
  • Goody bag


  • Free and ample car parking at Newman University
  • Broom wagon with refreshments and basic repair kit
  • Comprehensively sign posted route with marshal and broom wagon support
  • GPX file of route
  • Medical support
  • Free post cycle food and drink
  • Certificate and Cyclist Gift

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Your registration fee covers the cost of hosting the event. It is your sponsorship money that makes a huge difference to the hospice patients and their families. There is no minimum sponsorship target, you are just asked to raise as much as you can and help the hospice provide a future where the best experience of living is available to everyone leading up to and at the end of life.

The hospice

Providing expert care and support to people with life-limiting illness.

Every day, Birmingham St Mary's Hospice provides expert care and support to 400 individuals living with life-limiting illness. They help to make the best experience of living available to everyone, providing support to families in their own homes, in the local community and at the Hospice.

Join in and experience this well-loved event this year and if you raise £100 or more you'll receive a branded cycling jersey for free!

  • All ages
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

Anyone under the age of 16 needs to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Entry fees

Entry fee


Valid to 20/03/2023

Junior entry fee


Valid to 20/03/2023

Entry fee


Valid from 20/03/2023

Junior entry fee


Valid from 20/03/2023

This was my very first sportive and so I was quite apprehensive as to what it was going to be like for a newbie. I am so happy to say I loved every minute. The course was very easy to follow due to the brilliant marshals and clear signage. Plus all the cyclists were very friendly and helpful. I'm so glad I took part. - Kalda (2020 Participant)

My daughter and I did the 25km ride and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The course was excellent, it was very well signposted and the marshalling brilliant. I thought it was organised well and certainly had a safe feel to it. Registration was a doddle and the food afterwards was very much appreciated. I personally enjoyed seeing those bits of Birmingham that you don’t always see or appreciate when driving in your car. Dean, 2020

The route was superbly marked, the volunteer marshals were all visible and the feed station refreshments were very welcome. It was probably the best sportive I have ever ridden and certainly the best organised. Lawrence

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