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Warwick Parkway to Solihull via Canal Side Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameWarwick Parkway to Solihull via Canal Side
Distance : miles (km)15.71  (25.28)
Posted ByJames
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionWest Midlands
Start LocationOld Budbrooke Road (off A4177), Warwick
End LocationLode Lane (B425), Solihull
Cycle Steps
This route is exclusively on the canal towpath, which has a slight downhill gradient in this direction, making this a nice ride :)
It can be muddy during the winter months!
There is a nice pub en route in Knowle.
Join the Towpath from the car park accessed off the Old Budbrooke Road, off the A4177, Birmingham Road, and follow it to Lode Lane, B425, in Solihull.
Cycling Clubs located in this region
Concorde CC
ctc Heart of England
Solihull cycling club
Your comments?
posted by:James as well!Rating : difficult :
Horsesh*t. This isn't a downhill gradient at all. It was all technically uphill. The canal flows AWAY from Birmingham, it's technically on a hill. Are you sure that the route you describe isn't written the wrong way around? The route also started at the bottom of the largest set of uphill locks that I've ever seen in my life :(

posted by:Robert WilkeyRating : difficult :
First tow path ride ever as part of my lead up to Ride London so can''t comment on the level of difficulty. Couldn''t have wished for a better summer''s day. However, compared to some road routes, it was a doddle. Rode all the way to Birmingham and back in 6 hours. The King''s Arms in Knowle is a great watering hole. Excellent ride. Variable surface ranging from very rough to smooth tarmac. Didn''t help that my bike is a 30 year old Saracen Tufftrax with no suspension.

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