This year has seen many more people cycling, certainly when the roads were quiet due to lockdown, but the take up of electric bikes helped for the hillier parts of Malvern, too. MalvernTrail has also added a number of entries to the listings of local cycle shops during 2020: Cranky Bikes - bike repairer with … Continue reading A good year for the bike business
This website now has a new design, ready for local activities to get going again in some form or another over the coming year. The seven year old WordPress 2014 default theme has been retired in favour of a cleaner 'Shoreditch' style, but the colour scheme and masthead stay much the same. Some content has … Continue reading MalvernTrail gets a 2021 refresh
Just in time for the Malvern Festival of Cycling (29th July 2018), 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 … Continue reading New Malvern cycling festival meets new signed hills route
A new map and guide for cyclists (and walkers) who want to make the best of the Malvern Hills has been produced by the organisation which manages most of the land. Printed copies of the Malvern Hills Trust's 'Walking and Cycling on the Malvern Hills Map and Guide' should be available at tourist info in … Continue reading Go wild with new cycling guide for the Malverns
Elgar's Birthplace has re-opened today (1st Sept.) as a National Trust attraction. Reports on whether it is a suitable cycling refreshment stop welcome. As they note, Elgar was a keen cyclist - the old museum did have a cycling map of his on display at one point. So doubly sad that the cycle racks didn't … Continue reading Time for tea at Elgar’s birthplace, if you can park the bike?
Good to hear about a new small scale cider producer in Herefordshire, Little Pomona Orchard and Cidery. Tastings from their first release at Three Counties Cider, Ledbury, 2nd Sept.