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Summer Long Mynd Mountain bike guiding

Words by Kate Mayers

on 20/08/2016 20:37:40


Summer holidays are always the busiest time for the hire fleet and our Mountain Bike Guides, we offer a service tailored to your group. We can offer hire bikes delivered to your accommodation with route maps for your stay or collect bikes from the shop for a half or full day’s ride.

Guiding can be arranged to suit the enthusiast rider that wants to cram in the highlights of the Long Mynd into an all day epic without the worry of navigating or worrying about escape routes. We also offer family friendly trips for those wanting an easier pace and more time to take in the view.

Recently we were challenged with guiding three generations of the same family with a mix of abilities. We arranged to deliver the hire bikes to the top of the hill removing the fear of navigating the busy town roads with young inexperienced riders. Removing the first big climb which was much appreciated by the members whose fitness level was not what it should be. Therefore starting on the top was a little easier for getting used to the bikes. A lap around the top then a gentle descent to The Bridges at Ratlinghope for a brew before a gentle climb back up before descending to their holiday home. Our local knowledge and flexibility plus a hire fleet featuring adult and junior mountain bikes along with electric MTB’s for grandma made for an enjoyable ride for all.

The Long Mynd geography and ever changing British weather can make for a very challenging environment but with a little knowledge, planning and technology we can make it a enjoyable for all that are keen to explore.