UPDATE: Advance bookings are now closed but we still have tickets available to purchase on the day. If you would like to come along tickets are £25, please bring the exact cash with you in order to register. See you there! 

Our 75km hilly cycle is a pleasure sportive designed to ease keen cyclists into the new season and for newbie cyclists looking for a first charity challenge. 

Starting in Bartley Green and extending into the Worcestershire countryside, the route meanders through scenic villages such as Romsley, Belbroughton, Chaddesley Corbett, Dodford and Barnt Green. After just 5km participants are presented with Romsley Hill, a 4km hill climb designed to warm up our cyclists. The route goes out as far as Stoke Prior before heading back into the South Birmingham suburbs via the Lickey Hills where you will face another challenging hill climb. As the sail boats come back into view at Bartley Green Reservoir participants take on the final stretch towards the finish line. 

Cyclist can sign-in at leisure on the day and head off at any time between 9am and 10am. All participants will benefit from:

  • Free car parking
  • Mechanical support at the start venue and mid-way pit stop to be provided by Red Kite Cycles
  • A range of drinks, tasty treats, gels and facilities at the mid-way pit stop
  • Broom wagon with refreshments and basic repair kit
  • Comprehensively sign posted route with marshall support
  • Medical support
  • Free post cycle hot pork bap or gourmet burger and drink (vegetarian alternative available)
  • Free post cycle massage
  • Commemorative gift
  • Professional photography at the event

 “Please could you pass on my appreciation to all the volunteers that made the Ride the Reservoir cycle ride such a brilliant event?  I personally found the route superbly marked, the 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”.


To view the provisional route CLICK HERE.   

Check out our video from the 2017 Ride the Reservoir 

Registration Fee - £25.00

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

Alternatively you may wish to make a donation in lieu of gathering sponsorship. To make your donation or pay in sponsorship monies online please click DONATE HERE


This year we have a Birmingham St Mary's Hospice Cycle Jersey available for you to purchase. Simply place your order below.

How your money helps

  • £16 could pay for an individual to be cared for by a nurse for 1 hour
  • £52 could pay for a specially trained healthcare assistant to visit a patient in the comfort of their own home up to 4 times in one day
  • £65 pays for a nurses uniform

 “Thank you to all involved with your Ride the Reservoir event today. It really was a fabulous day, all the key elements were superb – the route, signage, stewarding, food during and afterwards, and overall friendly welcoming feel”.

For further information please contact our events team on 0121 4721191 or email [email protected]

Ride the Reservoir is supported by Red Kite Cycles and is a British Cycling approved event 


Booking for this event has now closed.