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  • don simon
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    Which way are you travelling? To the north and just over an hour away you’ve got Llandegla.
    What and where is the Shrewsbury race?

    Klunk
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    60 miles to Nanty Arian but a slow old drive and long trip home.

    h4muf
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    Travelling from derby so it’s gonna be a long day!
    Thought about going here.

    http://www.mtb-shropshire.co.uk/local-area/

    Premier Icon LeeW
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    Give Eastridge a go.

    Premier Icon Lucas
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    If the race is in Eastridge woods stay there and ride round them, maybe extend it a bit around the stiperstones – it’s good round there. Or go to the long mynd. No point travelling further when you have such good riding near the race location

    Premier Icon Lucas
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    It’s surprising quick to get there, A38, m6 toll, M54. I used to do it in 1.5 hrs from Nottingham to visit my Brother in Pontesbury (at the foot of Eastridge woods). Eastridge is great it has several downhill type tracks in it; easily enough to keep you busy for 2-3 hours. As I say you can extend rides on bridleways over the Stiperstones too.

    When my brother lived there I was always jealous of him living in such a great place for biking.

    Premier Icon Garry_Lager
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    Long Mynd is good and tracks are pretty obvious in the large part – start from Church Stretton. Think that’s pretty close to Shrewesbury – 15mins or so?

    h4muf
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    h4muf
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    As above,mate’s doing a xc race at shrewsbury in the morning.
    Where could we go after that,other than cannock?

    Cheers.

    josh1982
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    is nantmwar quarry still there? i used to race dh there. in the 90’s

    _tom_
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    +1 for Long Mynd if you have the time. Much better than a trail centre imo. Not sure if your mate will want to do all that climbing after an xc race though!

    h4muf
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    He’s a racing snake so will be up for it!

    Looking forward to it 😀

    geologist
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    Its gotta be eastridge

    h4muf
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    Like a fart he turned up and the race was on sept 4th! Doh!

    Did Long Mynd,was quite good!

    skeetsgb
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    thinking of doing long mynd myself, looked at website and reviews. . thinking of staying over there, do a bit of camping. did you use any of the site facilities/shop/cafe/ PUB etc and was the ride worth it.

    h4muf
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    Not really,needed a map to make the most of it.Some great descents and scenery but you have to know where your going!

    Not a patch on the peak district imo.

    skeetsgb
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    thanks for that, i might give it a go, try out first time… 🙂

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    Skeets – i did the Marshbrook round of the CRC Marathon series and it was great! Campsite is small but well equipped, right next to the bike shop and the pub. Pub does a mean steak as well!
    Shop will happily provide you with maps and route guides to the Mynd so it’s all you need, go for it.

    Come down and see us at Blazing Bikes just 2.5 miles south of Church Stretton http://www.mtb-shropshire.co.uk

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