Erdington NCN 533/534/535 Loop

A Group Ride looping Erdington

DISTANCE: 14 miles

DURATION: 1.5 – 2 hours

LEVEL: Easy

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ROUTE DESCRIPTION

A 14 mile loop exclusively on NCN routes 533/534/535 starting and ending at the church car park on Perry Common Road. All road crossings are via toucan crossing points.

An easy bike ride. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. Great for any fitness level, there is some uphill but nothing an easy gear and a distracting natter won’t get you up.

Paths are shared with other users on this route so it will be at a slow social pace of 8-10mph.

MAP OF ROUTE

If you fancy joining us on this ride you will need to read our CODE OF CONDUCT then register with the Bicycle Adventure club.

RISK ASSESSMENT

ROUTE NAME: Erdington NCN 533/534/535 Loop

DISTANCE: 14 miles

KOMOOT LINK: https://www.komoot.com/tour/212002849

ORGANISER: SR

START/FINISH: ///traded.dull.trace SP 0938 9273

UPDATED: 02 April 2021

BY: Sarah Round

ROUTE DESCRIPTION:

Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

A 14 mile loop exclusively on NCN routes 533/534/535 starting and ending at the church car park on Perry common Road. All road crossings are via toucan crossing points.

1 = low 3 = high

LocationMiles from startHazzardRiskSeverityTotalControl MeasureWarning Given
Path/underpass off North Park Road1.6Surface uneven
Glass
Pothole at end
212Slow speed
Call out obstacles
En route
Entry on to the canal towpath1.9Steep/blind path down through lock224Recommend to push downAt start
Under Motorway2.2Not Lit
Gravelly surface
122Slow speed
Remove sunglasses
Use lights if needed
At start
Canal Junction2.6Sharp steep bridge133SlowEasy gear
Push
Distance from rider in front
At startEn route
Hansons Bridge Canal Exit5.8Sharp Exit off canal111Stop & PushEn route
Woodlands Farm Road5.8 – 6.3Route on road with traffic111Single fileEn route
Newhall Valley Cycle Route6.6 – 9.1Shared Path111Single file
Give way to pedestrians
En route
Through Sutton Coldfield 9 – 10Route on roads & shared path111Single fileslowEn route
Ford10.4Riding through water
(5 inches deep max)
3 m distance
224Keep steady low speed 
Keep pedaling
Alternative route around
Check brakes after
En route
Through Sutton Park10.4 – 12Shared path111Slow
Give way to pedestrians
En route
Route 53512 – 14Shared Path
Glass
212Slow
Give way to pedestrians
Enroute

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