Get on your bike at Dudmaston!

1st April 2014

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate has been working in conjunction with Bridgnorth Cycling Club to create a mapped mountain bike route through the woodland of Comer Wood.

The route has been created with competent riders in mind and will be launched by the Cycle Club on Sunday, 13 April 2014 with a Family Fun Day at Heath Farm.

The event, which will take place between 10am and 3pm, will give people the opportunity to take their bikes out into the woods to try out the route for the very first time; whilst the younger members of their family can take part in lots of entertainment on Heath Farm meadow including a Treasure Hunt.

There will also be the opportunity for cyclists to take part in free Go-Ride Coaching sessions on the day run by Andrew Davies from the Cycling Club. Who, amongst other things, will teach riders how to safely ride their mountain bikes on these types of tracks.

Alison Tait, joint Chairperson from Bridgnorth Cycling Club said “we have been working closely with the Trust over the last twelve months to create a route that is both challenging, but at the same time fun for everyone and wanted to ensure that we could cater for everyone at the fun day so that no family member gets left behind. We are really pleased that both Bridgnorth Bouncy Castles and the Ironbridge Catering Company will also be joining us for the day, which we hope will only add to the family entertainment.”

Mike Annis, Area Ranger from the Dudmaston Estate said “it has been a pleasure to work with the Club over the past year, we have wanted to create a dedicated cycle route through the woods and working with the Club has not only helped us to achieve this but has created a route developed by cyclists for cyclists which is fantastic. We are looking forward to seeing the route used on a regular basis from visitors far and wide and hope the launch day is a great success for the Club.”