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Long Mynd Ultimate Gym with a view

We recently helped out Spogo who visited the Long Mynd with ambassador Iwan Thomas to sample some mountain biking, we helped them out with hire bikes and guiding, check out their blog and video here

Spogo are a National organisation that aim to motivate people to get active and cycling on the Long Mynd is one way to have fun and get active. Ride from the centre of the mountain bike trails here in Church Stretton for the best choice in routes and choice in cafe's, accommodation and of course our bike shop for advice and support.



End of Season Bike Sale

With the 2013 season done we need to clear out some bikes to make room for 2014. The following is all the bikes, mountain, road and cross that have a minimum of 10% off so if you see anything you like the sound of please call or pop in to find out more.

GT Bikes 15% off

GT Avalanche 4 Small was £419.99 now £356.99 save £63

GTR 5 Large was £599.99 now £509.99 save £90

GTR 3 Medium was £799.99 now £679.99 save £120

Genesis Bikes from 20% off bikesale

Genesis Equilibrium 10 58cm was £1149.99 now £919.99 save £230

Genesis CDF 56cm was £899.99 now £719.99 save £180

Saracen Bikes from 20% off

Saracen Tufftrax Comp Disc 18" was £399.99 now £319.99 save £80

Saracen Mantra Pro 17” or 19" was £599.99 now £479.99 save £120

Saracen Kili Cromo 17” 2012 was £899.99 now £649.99 save £250

Saracen Urban Cross 1 18" was £369.99 now £295.99 save £74

Ridgeback Bikes from 15% off

Ridgeback Advance 4.0 56cm was £699.99 now £594.99 save £105 

Ghost 2012 20% off

Last Ghost ASX49 2012, 44cm (medium, 17.5")  120mm of air sprung travel each end, hydraulic brakes, double lock out, 3x9 speed, Schwallbe tyres, ideal trail bike

20% Off Now £799.99 was £999 Save £200




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.



Long Mynd Moutain bike trails


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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