Cycle Shops, Groups, Cycling Holidays

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Local Cycling Groups

(was separate page, with selected organised rides)

Organised opportunities to go for a spin in the area, for a day or shorter.

Also check Activities section of Events Calendar for cycle rides connected with local events such as Daffodil Weekends or Big Apple Harvest-time, one-offs etc.

  • Worcester CTCruns calendar. There may be some Saturday rides starting from Malvern Link station or Wyche Cutting, but not generally suitable for the casual cyclist.
  • Ledbury CTC has a gentler approach to rides than Worcester. At 2015, year-round Tuesday rides (leave 10am opposite Market House, High St Ledbury), Thursdays and occasional Sundays spring to autumn.
  • VC Sevale is a cycling club based in Malvern. Road racing, plus a bit of mountain biking.
  • Malvern Cycles has short (15 to 30 miles?) Sunday morning rides starting from the coffee shop. Sign up to their Facebook page.
  • Malvern Cycle Sport is for people of all ages whether road cyclists or mountain bikers, with a base at Malvern St James sports centre, and a competitive/sports focus. Friday evening road rides, Sunday morning off-road? Phone Belinda Tarling on 07704 517613 or Nick Yarworth on 07834 680303.
  • A bunch of people do mountain bike rides on Tuesday evenings (of about 2 hours), starting from North Malvern clock tower. Anyone welcome as long as they feel confident in their bike – brakes work and have lights. Contact Steve email: steve@melsteve.fsnet.co.uk
  • Climb on Bikes Cycling Club – based round Hereford bike shop.
  • Hereford Wheelers for touring, training and race rides.
  • Sponsored cycle rides in Herefordshire and Worcestershire are collated on the CycleMalvern blog.

Come Cycling Ledbury may have the a ride or two listed.

Newent Cycling Group – affiliated to CTC but started as a Transition group, easy paced, 25 to 30 mile rides.

Ross-on-Wye Cycling Club looks a little sporty for us, but we are won over by the hedgehog logo on the website.

Cheltenham CTC isn’t too far away.

The Origami Phoenix Rides have a focus on attracting cyclists on folding bikes, but its not exclusive. Rides are in the 10 to 25 mile range, one Saturday a month, somewhere in the Midlands but often from Meriden.

Midland Trailquests Mountain bike orienteering and other events.

Cycle Shops, Repair, Hire

Malvern and immediate area

Back On Track Mountain Bikes Sales and repairs – friendly and helpful. Expanded floor space has increased their range, still with a focus on quality mountain bike stuff but more utility and leisure gear and bicycles too. 6 North Malvern Rd, Malvern, Worcs, WR14 4LT. Phone 01684 565777. Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm, best to check if open on Thursdays.

Malvern Cycles closed August 2016 but a small repair service is available via the cafe. See Ivy Cycle Works website or their Facebook page for latest updates. 271/3 Worcester Road, Malvern Link. Phone 01684 577238.

Detour Cycles, a “cycle service centre” with a range of spare parts and cycling gear for sale. Quite a small shop, at 78 Worcester Road, Malvern, WR14 1NY, phone 01684 891 555. Open 9.30am to 5.30pm Tues to Sat (from 10am Tues, late opening to 7pm Thurs) – off season 2015: Wed to Sat only, but opening 7.30am. See their Facebook page.

the chainlink Bicycle repair and servicing based in Malvern, pick up and delivery service.

There is a Halfords on the retail park (Townsend Way). No knowledge of staff competence, which can apparently vary widely.

Barbourne Bicycles “a small, friendly bicycle shop” (new Feb. 2013) with a repair service and “pre-loved” bicycles for sale. 35 Barbourne Road, Worcester, phone 01905 279537.

F Lewis Cycles. In centre of Worcester, at the back of a car park (entrance next to mountainshack shop). 21/24 New Street, Worcester, WR1 2DP. Phone 01905 26455. (Or has this moved to 50 The Arch, Farrier St, Worcester, WR1 3BH?)

OnBike electric bike specialists, various types including off-roaders. Over 30 electric bikes available for test rides. 52-53 Upper Tything, Worcester, WR1 1JY.

Worcester Cycle Centre, specialists in mountain biking. 8 and 9 College Street, Worcester, WR1 2LU. Phone 01905 611123.

Green Bike Company (St Johns, Worcester), and Peddlers (Barbourne Road, Worcester) both shut in 2015.

J.D. Cycles Mobile repairs around Worcester. 140 Columbia Drive, Lower Wick, Worcester, WR2 4HX. Phone 01905 424025.

Severn Wheels. Small shop providing sales (Falcon, Claud Butler), repairs, electric cycles (also model railways and car accessories). 46 Old Street, Upton upon Severn, Worcs, WR8 0HW. Phone 01684 591080.

Cycles Clements Sales, repairs, hire. A slight emphasis on racing and audax gear. Closed Wednesday. Bank House, 6 Bank Crescent, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1AA. Phone 01531 632213.

Both P & R Powell and Saddlebound Cycles have closed in Ledbury.

Over the Severn

Tomkinson Cycles, East St, Tewkesbury. Phone 01684 292134.

 

flying through Bromyard

Echelon 124 High Street Pershore Worcs WR10 IEA. Phone 01386 550606. Opening hours 9:30 – 5:30, late opening Friday (to 8pm). Bit of a racing focus.

Vale Cycles Well stocked and seems helpful, and better than average range of women’s cycle gear. 53 Port Street, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 6AF (Port Street is the road over the river bridge just east of the centre). Phone 01386 41204.

About Bikes Blackminster Business Park, Evesham, WR11 7RE (north east of town). Phone 01386 832000.

Herefordshire & Glos

Revolutions (shop, cycle hire, repairs, discounts to cycle club members) 48 Broad Street, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7DY. Phone 01989 562639. Has some suggested local cycle rides on its website.

Pedalabikeaway (hire and sales) is based by the cycle trails at Cannop Valley, Forest of Dean. Phone 01594 860065, email: info@pedalabikeaway.co.uk

Dean Forest Cycles  in Parkend, at the start of the Forest of Dean family cycle trail. Bonus of also having The Ice Cream Shed.

Bikerdean is mainly motorbikes in Forest of Dean area, but they are expanding their bicycle accessories, spares and repairs at 2010. Shops in Coleford (5 Newland Street) and Newent (18 Church Street).

Coombes Cycles A traditional style bike shop, half day closing Wednesday. 94 Widemarsh Street, Hereford, HR4 9HG. Phone 01432 354373.

Mastercraft Cycles Established 1952, stock traditional Pashleys, through mountain bikes to folders. 39 Bridge Street, Hereford. Phone 01452 274047.

Climb On Bikes 24-25 Coningsby Street, Hereford, HR1 2DY. Phone 01432 261211.

Hereford Electric Bikes.

Phill Prothero Cycles, 91-93 Etnam Street, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8AF. Phone 01568 611222.

Epic Cycles has moved to Coder Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1XE.

Re-Cycle projects

Herefordshire Bike Library c/o The Probation Office, Shirehall Annexe, Hereford HR1 2HX. Phone 01432 272521. Free loan of bicycles to charities, voluntary and public sector organisations in Herefordshire. A variety of recycled bicycles to suite all agencies and all riders.

The Spokes project (from Compass Herefordshire) has probably ended – no info on web.  Stripped down and rebuilt discarded or second hand bicycles from a variety of sources  before selling them on as cheap “first” bicycles. Do let us know if this is still going.

A few further afield

Pearce Cycles Sales, hire and repair. Fishmore Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 3DP. Phone 01584 876016.

Cheltenham Cycles.

Pashley Cycles (manufacturers) are in Stratford upon Avon, but have a unique range of traditional cycles, work bikes, folding, special needs and more.

Mainly hire

Malvern Bike Hire, connected with Treherne House near Barnards Green.

Ledbury Cycle Hire is based at Old Kennels Farm, on the other side of the railway bridge from the town (and near Ledbury rail station).

Wheely Wonderful Cycling near Ludlow – see under holidays.

Midland Cycle Hire Free delivery of hire bikes to South Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Solihull, Stourbridge and Kidderminster, and can cover rest of Worcestershire for a fee. Phone 01562 711144.

Stratford Bike Hire, hire centre and cafe at the Stratford Greenway, Stratford Upon Avon.

Bourton Cycles Cycle hire for The Cotswolds.

Tandem Club site has a page on where to hire tandems across Britain.

Charlotte’s Tandems in Dursley, Gloucestershire, lends tandems to (and only to) people with disabilities or special needs for free, who are unable to ride a bike safely on their own, so that they can enjoy the wonders of cycling. Note: NOT commercial hire.

Cycling Holidays

from the Cotswolds to border country (Marches) and mid-Wales

Bicycle Beano cycling holidays in Wales and the Welsh Borders, and now also southern England. One of the reasons for being based in Malvern is the experience of going on Beanos based not far from Ledbury.

Drover Holidays. Based in Hay on Wye, offering cycling and walking holidays in the Welsh Borders (and throughout Wales) as well as bike hire.

Wheely Wonderful Cycling. South Shropshire base. Self-led holidays, plus various maps and guides available (Shropshire, North Herefordshire, Radnorshire). Also bicycle hire. Petchfield Farm, Elton, Ludlow, SY8 2HJ. Phone 01568 770755, email: info@wheelywonderfulcycling.co.uk

Cotswold Country Cycles Mainly self-guided tours, north Cotswolds (they are based at Chipping Campden), and do cycle hire. Phone 01386 438706, email: info@cotswoldcountrycycles.com

Compass Holidays Options include Cotswolds and Gloucestershire.

Sherpa Walking Holidays do a Cotswolds Bike Ride too.

Saddle Skedaddle have Cotswolds Lanes amongst their wide variety of holidays.

Tandem Experience runs day rides, weekends and longer breaks with tandem hire in Shropshire (Ironbridge). Other UK locations too.

Velobreaks Self-guided cycling holidays in the Brecon Beacons and Cotswolds, including  Beacons to Beacon route via the Malverns.

Miscellaneous Others

CTC’s Cycling Holidays.

Gorfanc Hideaway – run by friends in mid-Wales, eco-friendly self-catering. Not far from Centre for Alternative Technology, which gives discount on entry fee if you arrive by foot, cycle or public transport.

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