Ludlow/Mortimer Forest/Bringewood STW Forum Ride – Any one?
I’m thinking of organizing a forum ride round the Mortimer Forest & Bringewood area of Ludlow (South Shropshire) on Sunday 17th May.
Not fast, not furious, just a guided ride around the hidden gems at the pace of the slowest rider. I’m just coming back from injury myself, so it will be nice and steady on the climbs!
Any one interested?Posted 8 years ago
Stratobiker, I know I should. BUT as I now work at rival shop Epic Cycles I don’t think I can start the ride from Dave & Lyndsey’s gaff without my current boss shooting me 🙁
There’s plenty of parking at the forestry offices anyway, and we can all pile down to the Charlton Arms beer garden afterwards 😛Posted 8 years ago
QUICK UPDATE: The Ludlow ride is now confirmed for Sunday 17th May, 10am start – all welcome, so bring your mates. Ride will be XC bias with the odd DH tester thrown in for fun 😉 but nothing a hardtail won’t cope with and the pace will not be frantic. Ride time probably in the region of 2.5/3.5 hrs but this is depending on group fitness, so pack a sandwich (no shops enroute) and your camera!
The meet location will be the Forestry Commission carpark at High Vinnalls, OS Grid Reference: SO474731.
Directions: From Ludlow head out of town on the B4361, take the turning on the right just over the bridge, sign posted for the Forestry Commission. High Vinnalls car park is about 2.5 miles up & over this road towards Wigmore.
I’ll post a last minute reminder next Friday15th/Saturday16th for anyone else interested! See you there 🙂Posted 8 years ago
Martp, a few nuts have ridden here on SS, but not me! Some big climbs and long steep ramps to cope with. Up to you!
Cakefest, I’m very local & well aware of the parking situation. Parking’s going to be an on-going issue anywhere in this forest venue until the new visitor centre gets built. The number of times we find horse boxes parked across the barriers is the greatest issue. In a medical emergency it could cause havoc. If Vinnals fills us I will direct folks down the Bringewood fireroad to the DH quarry carpark too. The FC leave the barrier open for this very purpose.
Any way, it will probably rain and no one will show except me! 🙄Posted 8 years ago
Just a few days to go folks 🙂 I’ll re-post details of the meeting time and place again here on Friday evening, but still aiming for this Sunday morning at High Vinalls carpark, at 10am.
This isn’t going to be a particularly fast ride, so fear not if you are a plodder! This is about enjoying some banter and showing folks the easily missed gems hidden round these parts. It might be muddy though 😉
Anyone else interested can email me if they need directions, or have a query. I don’t bite 😈Posted 8 years ago
Everyone’s very quiet? Afraid of a little mud & rain are we 😉 ?
Ok, did a good ride round the Mortimer today and it was, er, very muddy, full of dodgy roots, but still fun 😀 , so it’s all systems go for 10am at the Vinnalls carpark this Sunday if anyone wants to tag along.
Directions to carpark: From Ludlow head south out of town on the B4361, take the turning on the right just over the bridge after the Charlton Arms, sign posted for the Forestry Commission. High Vinnalls car park is about 2.5 miles up & over this road towards Wigmore. OS Grid Reference: SO474731.Posted 8 years ago
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