- New to the forum and in search of…
So having read many an article and post on STW, I figured it was probably about time I joined in. Having recently bought a new hardtail to try and combat a good few years of physical neglect, I’m trying to find some local xc/bridleway/bit of everything routes or maybe even a laid back club with no pressure to it. I’m Worcestershire based so fairly central. Any help or wise words and pointers would be appreciated! Thanks in advancePosted 1 month agosteviedSubscriber
Get yourself over to Malvern. The Hills are fantastic for a bimble. Yes there’s some steep bits but you can navigate your way around pretty easily and the conservators have recently added waymarked routes.Posted 1 month ago
I’m in Bromsgrove lunge. Funkmaster, have a Trek Roscoe 7. Definately not in IT and no log burner here. Humble mobile mechanic so definately not a weather snob. As far as my garden goes slug… grass definately in need of cutting, patio in need of a jet wash but shed paint is ok for now 🙂 as for the cat aids thing… I’m not really sure how to answer that hahaPosted 1 month agolungeSubscriber
From Bromsgrove your obvious options are Lickey’s, though mostly that’s cheeky stuff or Clent. The latter has a fair amount of riding, you could probably get there almost all off road from Bromsgrove too.
If you want to get in the car, Wyre Forest is good, though I gather a guide would be useful.
I find when I’m new to an area I go onto Strava and look at the routes others do, you’ll find some ideas that way.Posted 1 month agobutcherMember
In terms of finding routes, a local club or group would be ideal to show you round of course, but you can also try places like Strava, RideWithGps, etc. You should be able to find plenty of local routes with these, and if you view OSM Cycle maps, you’ll also be able to see the national cycle network, which is useful for finding quiet roads and cycle paths – possibly not exactly what you’re looking for, but useful for linking routes up, etc.
And of course OS maps where mountain biking is concerned… Bikehike.co.uk have an OS map view in their course creator.Posted 1 month agorOcKeTdOgSubscriber
Ask Dave Jenvey!
Dave Jevney is a legend!
Bromsgrove hey OP?
Lickeys is sloppy now as is the wyre forest but come spring is much much better.
If you want to come on a ride with the NWAlpsCC posse (North Worcestershire Alps) you’ll need to put up with Jones bikes, fat bikes, bikes with weird shaped bars. Plaid shirts, lots of talking, piss taking, cake eating and the occasional beer. We are not performance based or at all gnar or RAD. We will however throw ourselves down most things in ungainly fashionPosted 1 month ago
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