Rail and Ride Monday

Let the Train take the Strain!As a special concession for Bewdley Bike Week the Severn Valley Railway has once again generously agreed a unique deal for parents and children.
12 cyclists each day (adults and children) to travel with their bikes for the flat fare of only £5! Partly subsidised by Bewdley Bike Week, this a remarkable bargain!
The outward journey will be by the 10:45 train from Bewdley and will deliver riders to Hampton Loade station. This is immediately adjacent to National Cycle Route 45 and cyclists will then use their bikes to pedal back to Arley station (about 5 miles).
This is a safe and easy route on paths and country roads with almost no road traffic.
En route it passes the Country Park Visitor Centre, Arley Arboretum Café (10% discount for riders), and also cafes by the river in Arley.
From Arley Station riders and bikes will be transported back to Bewdley by an afternoon train at no extra cost.
Pre booking is essential as no tickets will be available on the day.

Local Audaxes – distance rides to challenge you

After our article on Audaxes, a few messages have come in asking for event details – here you go and we have added a few permanent routes into the routes and rides page.

Friday 20th May 2022.

Two challenging audax routes starting from Bewdley.  They are both x’rated events (no hall start or finish and low entry fee) using challenging yet scenic routes. Hay Skivers!  A 209km audax to Ludlow, Hay-on-Wye, Gospel or Crasswall Passes, Ledbury and back.  https://www.droitwichcyclingclub.co.uk/audax/

or go for the shorter Part Time Skivers!  A 112km audax to Ludlow, Church Stretton and back via the South Shropshire Hills. https://www.droitwichcyclingclub.co.uk/audax/

Saturday 23rd July 2022

A classic and infamously hilly audax in its 38th year, starting from Belbroughton Recreation Centre – The Kidderminster Killer.  215km to Church Stretton, Montgomery, Chapel Lawn Village Hall, Ludlow and return.  This route includes 3,750m of ascent including passages over Sheep Walks, Brown Clee, Wenlock Edge, Long Mynd, Stiperstones, Kerry Ridgeway, The Fiddler’s Elbow, Mortimer’s Forest and Clee Hill.  http://beaconrcc.org.uk/audaxes

Saturday 1st October 2022

An easier 209km audax through Shropshire from Belbroughton Recreation Centre. The South Salopian at 205km features Tenbury Wells, Bishop’s Castle, Ironbridge.  Predominantly gentle undulations through The Marches with only one large climb over the Long Mynd via the easiest ascent. http://beaconrcc.org.uk/audaxes/