Group ride in Shropshire

2020 update - The Thursday Ride has been going since April 2013.  In recent years we've been starting from a different location each week:

  • First Thursday in the month - Church Stretton
  • Second Thursday - Shrewsbury
  • Third - Much Wenlock
  • Fourth - Bishop's Castle
  • Fifth (if there is one) - Craven Arms

We still ride about 25 miles and there's always a coffee stop.  Route can be hilly but we always wait to regather the group at the top.  Get in touch if you fancy coming out with us.

We ride out of Church Stretton on Thursday mornings 10am and aim to do about 40km in and around Church Stretton.  It can be hilly, and it can be muddy/gravelly!
We average about 20kmh or 12.5mph and we always re-group at the top of hills so a wide range of riders can enjoy the morning.  And we often stop at a cafe so bring money.

Routes are different each week and sent out to everyone signed up to the email list - get your name on it by emailing 

There's a closed Facebook Group - make contact if you want access.
We sometimes go "on tour" and start from Broseley or Bishop's Castle, and sometimes do specials - check out the Brewery Ride.

What to bring: road bike, puncture repair kit and tools, food and water, appropriate clothing for season, helmet, money for cafe.

If you want to join in contact Andy Dawson on 0777 3236187 or email    Andy is a CTC qualified bike tour leader.

Sample routes:

All these routes start from the centre of Church Stretton - outside Plush Hill Cycles shop in the square.  
  • To Presthope - link
  • Over Long Mynd and up Stiperstones to The Bog cafĂ© - link 
  •  To Pontesbury - link

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