Bringewood Mountain Bike Trails

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Killhorse Lane, Ludlow, Shropshire
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Parking can be found up the track on the wood entrance (on the southern side), just off Killhorse Lane.
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Bringewood MTB trails are just to the West of Ludlow in Shropshire. At Bringewood there is a Downhill track and an XC route here. Close by here is Hopton, Bucknell, Eastridge and not to forget the Long Mynd itself. Mountain biking in Shropshire has much more riding than I had previously ever imagined.

Two names always come up when I am researching trails in Shropshite and that is Pearce Cycle and the Forestry Commission. I'm sure many others are involved but still, respect. 

Downhill Track

  • The Downhill track is in the woods and is fast, flowing, has jumps, rock sections and drops with a few different lines to choose from.  

XC (Ungraded)

  • The Bringewood XC trail is difficult and 18.6 km's long, has 830 metres of ascent and takes around 2 hrs to complete.

Other Stuff

  • Pearce Cycle organise uplifts here for the Downhill (check their site).
  • The Downhill track is part of the British Downhill and Midland Super Series calendar.

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Fast, flowy and FUN downhill trails
(Updated: October 02, 2016)
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I have only ever ridden Bringewood's downhill track. I'd like to say I would try the XC trail soon too, but I know that if I am anywhere near there it is the downhill bike that would be coming with me, because these tracks are too fun to miss!

There are a variety of tracks available as you make your way down the hill. Starting from the top there are three options as you start off: Two go in pretty much the same direction and merge not far down the track, but the other goes off in the opposite direction and offers a somewhat steeper and sketchier descent.

The main line down through the forest is comprised of some neat little berms, that over time have become deeper cut and more tricky. But that by no means compromises the quality of the track. Instead it feels more of an achievement to get your head around these deep ruts and find the speed to whizz through the sets of berms and jumps to get to the fire road half way down, including the bomb hole!

Crossing the road also presents two possible tracks. Going left leads you over a set of doubles and into a hard right before flying into the woods for a technical but fast ride. My favourite is going right after crossing the road, which curves around some rooty bends before shooting over two table tops into the woods, and into perhaps the sketchiest but most thrilling part of Bringewood (in my opinion)!

The final sections of Bringewood are very similar, and all lead down slightly steeper than any other part of the track towards a set of steps before a rather long table top!

Bringewood is the place to go if you are after speed, thrills and spills. There is nothing better than this track on a dry sunny day when you can really get the dust to fly!!!

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Good Points
Tracks are rideable for any ability, and offer a good variety of technical and open track to appeal to each individual rider.
Bad Points
There are no facilities at the downhill tracks (unless it is a race weekend in which case Pearce make sure you are well looked after)!
Would you recommend?
Yes
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(Updated: October 02, 2016)
Bringewood has some great tracks in that have been developed over the years by Pearce Cycles. Although it is mainly downhill focused it should definitely be one your list if your in Shropshire and is not far from Hopton and Bringewood. It was used last year by both the excellent Pearce DH Series and the British Downhill Series, proving its class.

User Review

Good Points
Good, fun downhill trails. Pearce Cycles shop isn't far away either.
Bad Points
Not great if you're more into XC
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Yes
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