New Malvern cycling festival meets new signed hills route

Just in time for the Malvern Festival of Cycling (Sunday 29th July), the first signposted mountain bike route on the Malvern Hills has been created.

The Malvern Hills Trust has been working closely with local riders on the Malverns by Mountain Bike project to encourage responsible riding on the hills and commons. There has also been input from Natural England and Worcestershire County Council.

The first of a set of signposted routes, this is the shortest with medium and long versions to come. A route card to accompany the trail, including directions and further access advice, is available from MHT offices or local Tourist Information Centres, and local bike shops should have them soon too. Check the MHT cycling page for the forthcoming electronic edition, or read the Malvern Hills Trust news item for more.

Festival of cycling

Sunday 29th July, from 2pm at The Cube, Albert Road North. For all ages and abilities: family fun, locally sourced refreshments including cider, beer, getting the right fit to your bike, cycle gear and advice, etc.

Get along for more on local cycling developments, find local groups or other ways to get out on your bike, cycle routes around town and further afield. Probably the route card mentioned too, certainly the new ‘Walking and Cycling on the Malvern Hills Map and Guide’.

MalvernTrail event info.

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