Cycling in Oswestry and Ludlow

In July 2011, Shropshire Council's bid to the Local Sustainable Transport Fund was successful. This means that between 2011 and 2015 we will receive 5million to promote and improve sustainable transport in Shropshire. Part of this project will include extending Cycle Shrewsbury style campaigns to Oswestry and Ludlow.

We're just getting started with our work in these towns and we're looking for people to be on steering groups for our sustainable transport promotions in both towns. Contact us if you'd like to find out more, call 01743 253017 or email [email protected].  

ludlow_small_croppedNew maps

Our first step has been to produce walking and cycling maps for each town. These can be downloaded below and paper copies will be available shortly at local tourist information centres, libraries, or to order from Shropshire Council.

Download a walking and cycling map:

We'd welcome your feedback to help improve them for the next edition. Please email [email protected] or call 01743 253008.

These new leaflets complement the existing leisure cycling leaflets available for Oswestry and Ludlow in our market towns cycle rides series, which contain suggestions for four circular day rides starting in each town.

Download a market towns cycle ride leaflet:

In addition we have produced a new leaflet in our family friendly rides series for the Lady Halton Loop route in Ludlow. Download the new leaflet.

All these leaflets can also be ordered using Shropshire Council's online form available here.

Journey planner

Both towns and Whitchurch have also been added to the Transport Direct cycle journey planner. The planner allows you to search for the quickest, quietest or most recreational cycle route between two locations and provides route maps and directions.

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Sign up to be a Cycle Shrewsbury member. If you tick the Ludlow or Oswestry box on the registration form we'll update you with more information about cycling in Oswestry or Ludlow when it's available.


Visit our interim new Travel Shropshire website and sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date with information about sustainable transport for the whole of Shropshire.

Join a steering group

If you are interested in helping Shropshire Council to promote and improve sustainable transport in Oswestry or Ludlow, you may wish to join a steering group. Contact 01743 253008 or email [email protected] if you would like more information or you would like to join the steering group for either town. 

Come to an event

Find details of  upcoming cycling and other sustainable transport events and meetings in Oswestry and Ludlow here:

Free cycle training for adults

Whether you are a complete beginner, or have not been on a bike for a while and are nervous in traffic, one-to-one cycle training is available anywhere in Shropshire and it's free for the first 2 hours. Time and place are decided to suit the trainer and trainee; and all previous trainees have rated the training as excellent.

To book a place on any of the training please email [email protected]  or phone 01743 255435.

Useful links

What's on


Women on wheels social ride


Ride leader training


Basic bicycle maintenance course


Women on wheels social ride


Shropshire Cycle Forum


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