Any groups neat Newport/Shifnal Shropshire

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MIB2020
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Any groups neat Newport/Shifnal Shropshire

Postby MIB2020 » 13 Dec 2020, 7:44am

Hi looking for Gravel/off road trails and people to ride with. Contacted my local “road riders” club a couple of months ago but no response at all.
Happy to ride 20 to 60 miles depending on surface etc.
Gravel riding seems to be getting very popular but struggling to find anything locally, my riding buddy just wants mtb trail park type rides and that’s not for me.
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Re: Any groups neat Newport/Shifnal Shropshire

Postby Si » 13 Dec 2020, 10:18am

Can't help with clubs , but for gravel bike type routes: if you grab an OS map and have a look just to the south east of shifnal you'll see that a nice 30m ish BW and country lane loop can be put together around pattingham. Plus you've got the Mercian way in the Severn valley, south from jackfield. And I'm sure that you'll have done the Stafford Greenway from Newport.

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Re: Any groups neat Newport/Shifnal Shropshire

Postby MIB2020 » 13 Dec 2020, 4:25pm

Thanks for that, yes familiar with the area and some good routes to be found on ukgravelbike.com website.
It’s more of an interest in joining a club or getting a few people together for rides etc. It’s hard to believe I see so many road only riders out there , they don’t know what there missing.
My only cycling buddy only wants stuff like Cannock Chase and I go to keep fit but proving how fast you can go down a muddy trail or how high you can jump is great when your 21 not 55 !

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Re: Any groups neat Newport/Shifnal Shropshire

Postby Si » 13 Dec 2020, 7:35pm

If you are on Facebook there is a group called The Bicycle Adventure Club, run by Sarah Round. A couple of members live nd ride in that area and may be happy to hook up.

I used to live there but have now been incarcerated in Brum. :-(

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Re: Any groups neat Newport/Shifnal Shropshire

Postby MIB2020 » 13 Dec 2020, 10:16pm

Thanks, I am not but the wife is :D

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Re: Any groups neat Newport/Shifnal Shropshire

Postby cycleruk » 17 Dec 2020, 2:39pm

Is there a "Rough Stuff Fellowship" section nearby ?
https://www.rsf.org.uk
You'll never know if you don't try it.

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Re: Any groups neat Newport/Shifnal Shropshire

Postby MIB2020 » 17 Dec 2020, 10:12pm

Thanks for the tip, nothing local but Welsh borders isn’t too far, will have a look .