The Malvern Hills may be a prominent part of the area, but for most of Malvern you don’t need well-developed thigh muscles to get about by bike. No shame in pushing up Church Street if you haven’t got an electric assistant!
With the increase in cycling as an everyday activity and the bike’s role as a healthy way to go green, Cycle Malvern wants to see action to meet the needs of all bike users and to encourage more. More facilities such as bike racks and cycle routes, projects to improve cycling to school and work, courses to help with basic maintenance and road skills. There is now a range of options to help almost anyone go more or less self-powered, at least some of the time, from young to old, the fit to the rather inactive.
This website has pages on key topics (Routes, Parking), there’s also a bunch of useful web links, plus a stab at a Glossary. The ‘Skills and Safety’ section is for anything which could support local cyclists that doesn’t fall under “racks and routes”!
New to cycling locally?
For those new to using a bicycle* locally, some pointers:
- There isn’t much in the way of cycle paths or lanes in the Malvern area. For what there is, along with some possibilities for connections to elsewhere in Worcestershire and Herefordshire, see the Routes page. We do a bit better on cycle parking (bike racks), although some aren’t obvious.
- For cycle shops – buying kit, repairs etc – MalvernTrail has a full list. Local groups for cycling as a sport or for social rides are also on that web page.
- See MalvernTrail for ideas on sorting out a leisure ride for yourself, or a round up of local sponsored rides and other events.
* Not just for users of your basic ‘bicycle’ of course – tricycles, recumbents, hand-cycles …