Breeze in the Wyre Forest

British Cycling and Forestry England have teamed up to offer free, women-only group cycle rides for all abilities in the nation’s forests. Every group ride is led by a qualified Breeze into the Forest Champion who will organise everything and make sure everyone stays safe.

Experience the best of what British Cycling and Forestry England have to offer, making new friends through cycling in beautiful forests! Breeze into the Forest is currently available at Whinlatter ForestCannock Chase ForestHigh Lodge, Delamere Forest and Dalby Forest, but local FE Active Forest Ranger Rich Robershaw is bringing it to the Wyre.

He is looking for volunteers who would be keen to run the rides and is offering places on a free course down in the Forest of Dean on Saturday 19th February at the Castlemain Depot. This course is perfect for giving you the skills to lead rides. and subsequently, work closely with the team at Wyre to deliver rides in and around the forest under the banner of British Cycling’s Breeze program.

Rich has a vast background in cycling and can support anyone not sure if they are ready to lead rides and be contacted at the Wyre Discovery Centre on 07962 428418 or email on [email protected]

Course details are:

The course is free to attend. You can even claim your mileage back from BC too. There is a registration deadline which is the end of this month, so if you are interested then I would encourage you to speak to Rich soon.

Accessible Bikes for all

This year Bewdley Bike Week activities are being made even more accessible by the inclusion of the Stourport Disability Hub bikes allowing anyone with a disability to join in.

Contact us at BBW in advance to have the right bike at the right ride for you to take part.

The Stourport Disability Hub has a range of adapted equipment on site which includes handcycles, tandems and trikes, making the sessions accessible for all. 

Stourport Sports Club is home to an HSBC UK Disability Hub, providing a range of activities for anyone with a disability to access the sport of cycling. Riders of any level are encouraged to attend these sessions.

The HSBC UK Disability Hub will provide regular monthly traffic-free coaching for people with a range of disabilities. The hub sessions are organized and delivered by British Cycling coaches, offering support for people with a physical or learning impairment to improve their fitness, technique, and confidence.

The hub sessions help riders with a range of goals; whether to get into a new sport, meet new friends, improve fitness and confidence, or rehabilitate from injury.

Riders of any level are encouraged to attend these sessions.

Please see the link below to find upcoming disability hub dates. We would also encourage any friends and family to come along to the session and ride free of charge. If you would like any further details, then please contact the lead coach Richard Pedersen

New team members!

As we are putting together the plan for 2022 we have new team members joining the planning of Bewdley Bike Week – the Emily Jordan Foundation, specifically their cycling project Spokes.

At Spokes the staff and trainees work together to recycle, repair, and service bikes which are then sold to the public. This makes bikes affordable to the whole family.

We train people to complete the different steps to a task so their skills improve alongside their confidence. They are given the opportunities to get involved with the day-to-day running of the business, such as answering the phone, serving customers, placing items for sale on online platforms, and managing our stock.