We are based in Telford Town Park and within easy reach of the Ironbridge Gorge
The Park is a fantastic place for cycling, from a gentle ride around some of it's hidden tracks to exploring further a field. From our doorstep on National Cycle Route 55, you have access to nearly 35 miles of traffic-free cycling (on old railways lines so never steep). This includes the riverside ride to Bridgnorth which is completely traffic free and best on an autumn day as the colours are stunning.
Even on-road, Shropshire is an amazing place to cycle. You are more likely to be troubled by wildlife than cars on the hundreds of miles of lanes and byways that wind around the south shropshire hills. We are based in the heart of a World Heritage Site and perched right next to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There really is no better way to explore the area than by bike.
We have rather a large team and between us we must have ridden most of Shropshire. You can reap the fruits of our labours because we've listed our favourite routes up here along with maps. It's all free.
There is another ride shortly to join LEJOG and it's called The Mercian Way the longest marked cycle route in England of 230 miles. It travels from Chester all the way to Salisbury, passing through the counties of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Cheshire. The route passes through some of the most beautiful countryside in England. The route is not yet complete and much of it is travelled on minor roads and lanes rather than dedicated traffic free cycle
The Ironbridge Museums are a fantastic reason to visit the Ironbridge Gorge. However, little do people know that there are cycle routes to most of the 10 museums and the steepest gradient of any route is no more than 2% and there is parking for bicycles too.
THREE of our local rides take in the museums within the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge and the river Severn and are virtually traffic free, making available a total of 25 miles of great cycling for all!
The other SEVEN great rides are around the World Heritage Site of the Ironbridge Gorge and are ideal for day trips.
We are in the process of updating our maps for these routes as they start at Shop in Jackfield - however, just follow the Silkin Way (NCR 55) down to where it jons NRC 45. You can always ask for directions at The Bicycle Hub in the Park and we have assorted maps for you to use.