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Riding in Shrewsbury.. ?

edited March 2014 in MTB rides
Hi,

Ive read a few similar threads but they all seem to be a few years old,

Anybody in the Shrewsbury area willing to take a new guy out and about to find some trails ?
Not totally new to the sport but don't have loads of experience.

Much appreciated, Alex

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  • KajjalKajjal Posts: 3,404
    If you have transport the long mynd is not far away and is covered in good trails. You will find it tough going fitness wise the first tine you go but take it easy and your fitness / technique will improve a lot. Lots of routes on the web and minton batch is a good downhill single track trail.

    Have a look for good local mountain bike clubs and they will show you loads of trails.
  • I,m in Shrewsbury mate bit like you not much experience I,m on a budget h/t,don't bother with haughmond hill not much up there trailwise just loads of walkers and dog s**t,I've been up the long mynd back in the summer some good trails up there,also eastridge wood over habberley way.if you want to meet up when the weather gets a bit better send me a p.m through the forum and I will send you my number.
  • Kev, that would be great thanks alot.

    Im new to the forum so it wont let me PM at the mo but im away for the next couple of weekends anyway.

    Will get back to you when i can.

    thanks again, Alex
  • no worries Alex
  • MBUK did an article about the shop in Shrewsbury a few months back, think it was The Trailhead? I've been in there a couple of times before, really nice guys and in the article they were talking about good local riding. Might be worth asking them whether they could tell you about anywhere good to ride locally?
    Framebuilder
    Handbuilt Steel 29er https://goo.gl/RYSbaa
    Carbon Stumpjumper https://goo.gl/xJNFcv
    Parkwood:http://goo.gl/Gf8xkL
    Ribble Gran Fondo https://goo.gl/ZpTFXz
    Triban:http://goo.gl/v63FBB
  • buddy_club wrote:
    MBUK did an article about the shop in Shrewsbury a few months back, think it was The Trailhead? I've been in there a couple of times before, really nice guys and in the article they were talking about good local riding. Might be worth asking them whether they could tell you about anywhere good to ride locally?

    Cheers ill try and have a look at that. on another note how are you finding the bizango ? just got one myself as a first bike, im pretty happy. what upgrades would you recommend first ?
  • Loving it thanks, first thing to go was the stem, I felt too far over the front wheel and didn't feel confident descending, so I got a reduced 50mm stem from Chain Reaction. Then I got wider riser bars (personal preference). I've got a bash coming from one of the guys on here as I never use the big ring, and I've been looking at pedals as the ones on it are rubbish. To be honest the stock bike is absolutely fine on its own. The only issue I've had with it is a small amount of play in the rear hub, but I've absolutely hammered the bike and I've been looking at new wheels from superstar anyway.
    Framebuilder
    Handbuilt Steel 29er https://goo.gl/RYSbaa
    Carbon Stumpjumper https://goo.gl/xJNFcv
    Parkwood:http://goo.gl/Gf8xkL
    Ribble Gran Fondo https://goo.gl/ZpTFXz
    Triban:http://goo.gl/v63FBB
  • Sounds good, excuse my ignorance but im still pretty new to this, Bash ? Yeah first thing i changed was the pedals, made a big difference i went for Wellgo CNC Platform KB002 Flat Pedals and am totally happy with them.
  • A bash guard, it replaces the big ring on the front and provides protection for the other two if you hit a log or rock :)
    Framebuilder
    Handbuilt Steel 29er https://goo.gl/RYSbaa
    Carbon Stumpjumper https://goo.gl/xJNFcv
    Parkwood:http://goo.gl/Gf8xkL
    Ribble Gran Fondo https://goo.gl/ZpTFXz
    Triban:http://goo.gl/v63FBB
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