Hi, I’m moving to Hereford in a few months. I’d like to get to know the riding around the area a bit before I move.
I know of the Malverns, Shropshire hills, FOD and the Brecon Beacons. But is there anyone who’d let me tag along on a local ride?
I like both dh, and xc having raced both, I’m a ok fitness wise and can happily ride dh or xc.
I’m planning to ride somewhere up that way on saturday but it would be good to have a little bit of local knowledge.Posted 5 years ago
What colour is the boathouse?Posted 5 years ago
Sorry?Posted 5 years ago
Malvern Cycle Sport (on Facebook) have regular rides on the Malverns..Posted 5 years ago
I work just outside of Hereford and live near the Malverns.
Not a huge amount around Hereford (happy to show you what there is) but some excellent riding locally if you jump in the car for 30mins.
As Steve says, plenty of groups head out on Malverns regularly.Posted 5 years ago
The boathouse reference is to the large training base just outside Hereford. Google it, or wait till you get there and ask around. You may not like the response!Posted 5 years ago
What colour is the boathouse?
When the weather improves you could join us for some riding in the Black Mountains. Or join us on a Wednesday night ride out of Abergavenny.
A lot of DH lads based around HayPosted 5 years ago
Here’s MCS Facebook page. Join the group and ride info is added regularly for weeknights and weekend trips to Afan etc
Cheers I’ve requested to join the page on Facebook.
Where would be a good are for me to head to if I’m on my own, just to explore?Posted 5 years ago
Sorry OP I only know the Malverns…Posted 5 years ago
Drac, good old film and car chase:)
Couple of routes here: http://www.backontrack-bikes.com/home.html (linnk on the top of the page)Posted 5 years ago
Are you going to be in Hereford city or a bit further out?
I’m up near Kington/Presteigne and could show you around a couple of places on the Welsh/Shropshire borders.Posted 5 years ago
I live in Malvern and work in Hereford.
Haugh Woods is your local – head off and investigate, the trail pixies are regularly building and repairing felling damage. Good mix, some quite tech stuff especially when it’s wet. I have big XC loops which link Malvern to Haugh and also to Dymock. I’m not sure Dymock is ‘legal’ bridleway riding, but there sure as hell is a lot of secret singletrack in a small area.
Malvern, obviously. I lead the Thursday steady social which is a ride for all levels so is slower, steady and rarely full on tech. Wednesdays, in the summer especially, there are often tech groups out – fast up, fast down, steep stuff. Sunday group does some of the hidden stuff too. There will always be people to show you around if you ask on the MCS FB page 🙂
Also, Black Mountains Bike Park, just down the road. Look at Yat Pack and Wye Valley Warriors in Monmouth for some of the stuff down that way. Keep going along the Heads of the Valleys and you’ll be at BPW in an hour.
Heading North there is loads in Powys. You’re not a million miles from Rhayader which has some stunning ride.Posted 5 years ago
Thanks littlebunnygirl. Im really looking forward to moving. The Thursday night ride sounds good for my gf as well.
The other half has a job at hereford cathedral school, and wants to be able to walk or cycle there. If it was up to me I’d be outside of the city.Posted 5 years ago
Haugh is a good shout, not much elevation to it but some fun bits of single track. Our office is 5 minutes away if you want showing round at some point.Posted 5 years ago
Sounds good James. Ill only really be around some weekends at the moment. But once I’m up in the week that would be great.Posted 5 years ago
Plenty of fun to be had in Haugh woods, happy to show you around if needed. To be honest, as most area at the moment it’s not in the best state(mud).Posted 5 years ago
So I’m riding mainly over the FoD, its still muddy as hell but more options of mud..
Drop me message if you want showing around.
Haugh Woods and West Woods.
But it’s all cheeky.
Shhhhhhhhhh……..Posted 5 years ago
I’d imagine the footpath from cherry hill to Fownhope would be amazing on a bike. But you’re not allowed. 🙂Posted 5 years ago
cherry hill…. That used to be excellent back in the 80’s…. Are the curving wooden steps still there?Posted 5 years ago
(rose tinted glasses moment….)
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