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Try Mountain Biking Dudmaston Estate 

Shropshire has a multitude of mountain biking trails across the county to keep the enthusiast Mountain Biker very happy and busy exploring the trails. If you are new to mountain biking or need to develop your fitness then some of the mountain biking locations can be quite daunting especially for younger riders and family cyclists wanting to explore off road.

With this in mind, inspired by Bridgnorth Cycling Club and with support from National Trust, Plush Hill Cycles identified Dudmaston Estate as a great location to offer entry level mountain biking, somewhere that beginner groups can ride without too much of a technical or fitness challenge. Easy to navigate and not too remote should the ride need cutting short. The woodland and countryside offers a great introduction to mountain biking.

For the six weeks of summer holidays on every Sunday, a couple of routes have been developed: a short 20-30 minute green route and a longer 40-50 minute blue route to complement the Bridgnorth Cycling Club developed red route. Plush Hill Cycles will be on site at Heath Farm to offer Cycle hire, maintenance and trail supplies plus offer led rides and junior skills coaching.


Summer Holiday Junior Rippers & Evening rides

Junior Rippers
This Summer holiday we are offering a guided ride for the local youth, aimed at the 11-16 year old beginner mountain biker. Starting on Tuesday Open to boys and girls with 8 places available per session. Pre booking is essential as we need a parental consent and medical form filling out. We will ride from the shop at 9am and again at 1 pm aiming to be out for three hours.

We plan to do a gentle ride up the Long Mynd and take some time to look at trail skills.

Price is £10 per child for a three hour session payable in advance at sign on. Everyone must have a safe mountain bike (no BMX bikes please) plus a cycle helmet, appropriate clothing a drink and trail snacks. For more details and to book your place please contact the shop 01694 720133

Evening MTB Ride

This Summer we are hosting a free group mountain bike ride. It will be an entry level intro to Mountain Biking on the Long Mynd. 

Open to everyone who wants to join in for a ride, starting in the Square, outside the shop at 6:30 expect a gentle ride up the Mynd. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and you need a mountain bike, helmet, appropriate clothing and a drink.

Ladies and gents, boys and girls, it would be great to see a mix of people out for a ride. No bike, no problem: speak to us about a loan of a hire bike: 01694 720133

Wednesday’s throughout July and August

July 23rd, & 30th and August 6th & 13th

Church Stretton, Centre of Long Mynd
Mountain bike trails

Based at the foot of the Long Mynd, Church Stretton is ideally placed to explore the natural trails of the Shropshire hills. Other than a big sign that says “Mountain Bike trail Centre” the town has everything you would expect and more for an mtb base. Geographically the town puts you right in the middle of the trail network; you can be on the Long Mynd bridalways within minutes. With the Mynd to the West and Caradoc and Lawley to the East MTB routes can be selected to suit ability and weather conditions. As the hill top is exposed and without trees you don’t want to be pedalling into a headwind or do you want to end up on a busy road just to get back at the end of the ride.


Church Stretton: The Long Mynd Mountain bike centre

Cycle friendly facilities

Church Stretton offers a fine selection of cafe’s, pubs and restaurants that are happy to welcome muddy mountain bikers. Looking to stay a little longer then the town and surrounding area has plenty of cycle friendly accommodation providers covering campsites, b&b’s, hostels and a hotel. The town also has a good choice of shops including outdoor shops, newsagent, bookshop and supermarket if you need supplies. The town offer plenty of parking too plus is well connected via train and rail links.

Community Trail champions

Back in 2010 The National Trust brought together a group of trail users including local cycle shop, Plush Hill Cycles, local trail users including mountain bikers, horse riders and walkers plus other businesses that operate in the town including mountain bike Shropshire. Since then that group has been coming together for trail maintenance work parties and trail user meetings. As a forum and financially supported by Saracen bikes the group have produced the Long Mynd mountain bike map. These maps are available from the local bike shop, and National trust at Carding Mill. The map costs £1 with all funds raised getting put back into trail maintenance, map production and signage. In 2012 was established, a cycling website and forum has been set up by cyclists for cyclists and will be the go to place for cycling information for Church Stretton and the Long Mynd.

Cycle shop, hire and repair

With such fantastic trails being available locally we support local cyclists with cycle repair, parts and accessories sales plus cycle hire.

A number of options are available if you are looking for a mountain bike guide or course. Skills or cycle leader training courses are regularly available plus our in house cycle maintenance skills course.

Magazine reviews

The Long Mynd remains a favourite with mtb magazine such as MBR, Singletrack, MBUK and WMB regularly printing ride guides from Church Stretton.

July 2011 MBR’s route starting from Church Stretton “Shropshire’s Long Mynd punches well above its weight when it comes to mtb’ing.” MBR readers went on to award Minton Batch the “trail of the year 2011”


Long Mynd Bike Hire

We offer Mountain Bike hire for £22 a day including helmet, map and spares. All our bikes have hydraulic disc brakes, front suspension and aluminium frames making them ideal for the Shropshire lanes around Church Stretton or the mtb trails of the Long Mynd. See our Hire page for more details.

We also have 20 and 24" wheel mountain bikes for hire to suit smaller riders (6-9 and 8-11 years). Geared, aluminium mountain bikes with v-brakes and off road tyres for just £15 per day. Plus adult MTB's from size 14" or for the smaller rider you can take a tag-along or child seat at no extra charge.

Want something a little easier on the legs? how about an electric bike? Now ready to hire, same price as the Mountain bikes at £22 per day, these are pedal assist bikes that make the Shropshire hills even more accessible. Contact us for more details.



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0% and low cost finance available on all new bikes, frames and custom builds

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Mobile Cycle Mechanic


Can't get to us? We can come to you

Mobile cycle mechanic service for Shropshire, contact us for details and booking, we can repair your bike at home or place of work. We can also collect your bike, bring it back to our workshop for repair and then deliver it back to you.

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