The Lickeys have plenty of different climbs to play on -short and steep to the bonk-inducing long climb up from Bromsgrove. I've spent the odd evening covering 30 miles up and down the hills.
SonofSid said:Thanks Jinboalee, will try those.
I have now had all my shots in prep for the 11 route. Going to do it on Friday night from about 9 so I can enjoy the colourful locals as the spill out of the pub...
Philip Whiteman said:SonofSid. If you don't mind urban rides, Alister of Birmingham City Cycles provides a couple of group rides starting from his shop on Bristol Street. There is a catch, they start very early on Saturday morning. http://www.birminghamcitycycles.co.uk/weekly-rides.asp