Saturday 18 November 2017
 

Cycling

Shropshire is a cyclist's paradise. Cycling is one of the best ways to soak up the unspoilt landscapes along quiet lanes and country roads - you'll see more wildlife (as you're much quieter than a car). Cyclists breathe in 3 times less pollution than car passengers. There is something for all, from the novice pedal pusher to the experienced cyclist. Select from the links below for further details.

Mountain Biking.

There are many byways and bridleways open to the keen off road cyclist over the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones.

Over the last 6 months of 2007, the Forestry Commission and partners have been upgrading the accessibility of cycling routes in Eastridge Wood, at the north end of the Stiperstones and a mere two miles away in Habberley, so that cycling enthusiasts have greater access to a series of waymarked trails. Saddle up and take advantage of five new colour-coded routes, including family trails and steep downhill descents for more hardened riders.

The blue route is 2.5km long and is ideal for families and off-road beginners, with its wide tracks. The 5km yellow route is more of a challenge, with climbs, descents and sections of single track. The brown trail is for experienced mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills and offers 7km of single track and steep slopes.

The two new downhill trails are marked in black and include jumps and turns for the advanced cyclist.

The visitor facilities have also been upgraded at Eastridge Wood, with the introduction of a giant map showing each of the waymarked cycle trails and an extended, levelled car park. Also, new signs have been erected to make the site easier to locate.

Also, a user group has been formed for these Eastridge trails which is working on their maintenance and enhancement. It can be contacted via 'Eastridge Trails Partnership' on Facebook or by email to Eastridge Trails.

Other Routes

Cycle Route 44 and the National Byway pass through Pulverbatch.

The Jack Mytton Way is the County Council’s flagship bridleway and travels through nearly 100 miles of Shropshire’s most beautiful and unspoilt countryside.

The Shropshire Cycling site offers a great many cycle routes including six , available as downloadable .pdf files, that start from the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms. All six follow quiet country lanes and take you to places you’d never see in a car. Expect to come across some steep hills but remember, it’s OK to get off and push sometimes!.

Three routes through the Shropshire Hills

Three MORE routes through the Shropshire Hills