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Cycling and Mountain Biking in the Shropshire Hills

Mountain Biking

The Shropshire Hills may be a little over looked when compared to other areas of the UK but there are miles and miles of cross country tracks right across the county and into Wales, as well as several excellent designated trail centres. More often than not you’ll have the trails to yourself!

Hopton Wood

The home of mountain biking in Shropshire, including the 12.6 km Pearce Cycles XC trail.

https://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/englandherefordshirethemarcheshoptonwood

Here’s a review of Hopton Wood from MBR website:

Bringewood and Mortimer Forest

this area just outside of Ludlow has everything from hardcore downhill tracks to XC trails and more gentle rides for novices and beginners.

https://www.moredirt.com/trail/West-Midlands/Bringewood-DH/343

The Long Mynd

This legendary 11km long geological feature has many excellent routes and is particularly good for single track trails.

Eastridgeand the Stiperstones

One of Shropshire’s most established mountain biking areas.

Road Biking

The variety and quality of the scenery in the Shropshire Hills makes it an ideal destination for a cycling holiday. We have lockable back racks for two bikes outside the cottages as well as space for at least 2 bikes in Barleycorn. There are also a number of excellent bike shops, including the famous Pearce Cycles a 10 minute drive (it’s our nearest shop!), who can hire bikes for the day or longer.

Bike shops and hire

Pearce Cycles

http://www.pearcecycles.co.uk/home

Blazing Bikes

http://www.blazingbikes.co.uk

Epic Cycles

http://epic-cycles.co.uk

Wheely Wonderful Cycling

https://www.wheelywonderfulcycling.co.uk

Clee Cycles

http://www.clee-cycles.co.uk