Cycling tips and advice
- Worried about riding on the road?
- Uncertain what stuff you need for your bike?
- Nervous about cycling with children?
- Confused by all the different road signs and markings?
- Anxious about getting a puncture?
- Unsure how to choose a bicycle?
- Concerned about driving safely near cyclists?
Whatever's stopping you from getting out and about on your
bicycle, Travel Shropshire can give you practical advice and help
to make you more confident about cycling.
Choose from the list below for tips and advice on different
subjects. If you can't find an answer to your questions or
concerns, contact us directly call 01743 253008 or email email@example.com.
Learning to ride a bicycle
Our Getting Started leaflet has all the information you need
about starting to ride with children, including advice on buying a
bike. See our family friendly rides page for
this leaflet and ideas for good places to cycle with children.
Shropshire Council offers cycle
training for people of all ages and abilities.
Buying a bike
It's important to buy a good quality bike. Bike shops can help
you to choose the right bike for you or your child. Visit our bike shops page for a list of bike
shops in Shropshire.
Read our advice on buying a bicycle.
Check with your employer whether they offer the
tax-free Cycle Purchase Scheme.
website has helpful adivce about cycle
Read our advice
for cycling in dark and wintery conditions.
Visit the Guardian's bike blog for advice on
cycling in the snow.
Read London Cyclist's 7 mistakes you are making with your cycling
and how you can correct them.
Road signs and markings
See our handy guide to cycle and pedestrian signs and road
markings that you might see around Shropshire.
Keeping your bike in good condition
Read the London Cycling Campaign's great guide for checking your bike is fit to
Most local bike shops offer bicycle repairs and servicing. Visit
our bike shops page for more
Planning your route
Visit our cycle routes section for
information about cycle routes in Shropshire.
Keeping your bike secure
Download the government's leaflet 'Steer clear of cycle theft'.
To find cycle parking in Shropshire visit our cycle parking page.
Taking your bike on the train
Visit our page with advice for cycling by train.
Where to dispose of or recycle your old bike
- Household recycling centres - all Shropshire
Council's household recycling centres accept bikes. Some will
be repaired and sold at auction, but most go to general scrap metal
recycling. Find out about your local recycling
- Freecycle - a scheme which allows you to
find people to whom you can give things, such as bikes, that you
don't want any more for free. It's a good way to get rid of bikes
which are still in working condition but are no longer suitable for
you to use. You may also be able to find a bike for yourself
that someone else is giving away.
The health benefits of cycling
Visit the CTC website for information about the
health benefits of cycling.