Cycling and Bike Hire


Here at Alkington Grange Barns we have an Indoor Bike Store on site, with plenty of Bike Racks for you to secure your bikes. We don't supply bike locks, though, so please bring your own.

The National Cycle Route No45 is part of the Sustrans Network and runs all the way from Salisbury to Chester, mainly using country lanes and ‘B’ roads. This 30 mile cycle ride takes you along a section of route No 45 from Whitchurch to Shrewsbury through some of the best quiet country lanes and countryside in Shropshire. Along the way you pass near to some local attractions such as, Hawkstone Follies, with its Hall set in historic parkland; Moreton Corbet with it's castle built through the ages and Haughmond Abbey near Haughmond Hill, an 11th century Abbey ruins. A fairly flat route with some rolling hills along the way. However, there are a lot of short country lanes to navigate along the way, so be prepared to consult your map at times. There is a direct train service between the towns, so you can, if you wish return by train. Remember to check the timetable before you set off on your ride.

Whitchurch is a bustling market town originally founded by the Romans. You can enjoy the fantastic array of shops and cafe's in the town or enjoy the ‘Clock Trail’ finding out about the towns historic timepieces...

For more information on this route click this link Mercian Cycle Route 45.

Bike Hire from A Mere Cycles.

 A Mere Cycles, are based in Ellesmere, just down the road. Rod Evans and his wife Jo, can offer you a wide range of hire bikes at affordable prices, and delivered to you. Hire includes puncture repair kits, cycle helmets and delivery/collection. Locks they can supply too, but for a small charge. They will deliver the bikes to you, at your holiday accommodation.                                                                                                                                                                                        Call them on 01691 622222 or click on this link A MERE CYCLES 

Telford Cycle Centre - Hire Centre

We can now offer the service of Bike Hire here at Alkington Grange Barns via Telford Cycle Centre.

This saves the need to bring any bikes with you!! They offer free delivery on Fully checked and Serviced Bikes for five or more bikes hired.

The Mercian Cycle way runs right past us and the llangollen canal is just down the road. .

Call 0330 024 1783 or 07530 692057

or email