In August of 2021 we welcomed 45 riders to the very first Brother in the Wild Shropshire, in collaboration with Epic Cycles. We didn’t have a photographer on hand, however we gave out 3 disposable 35mm cameras for guests to take and capture their experience, and we love how these photos have turned out. The rough, grainy texture of film gives a very accurate portrayal of the experience in a way that digital just can’t match.
Our basecamp for 2 nights was a private camping field in the stunning Mortimer Forest – hidden away in the hills with views over Ludlow below. Riders spent their evenings cooking up food in camp and relaxing around the fire pits, excitedly discussing the rides that lay ahead of them.
On Saturday and Sunday we were treated to two routes perfectly curated by the guys at Epic Cycles. These showed everyone the best lanes, bridleways, forest trails and single track that the Shropshire Hills have to offer! From Brown Clee, the highest point in Shropshire, to the vast expanse of Long Mynd and the technical Minton Batch descent – the routes were varied and some of the best we’ve ever ridden.
It was wet, it was sunny, it was tough, it was muddy and it was beautiful – all in all it was a great weekend on the bikes with a fantastic group of people. Thank you everyone that came along to the first edition of Brother in the Wild Shropshire, we will certainly be repeating this event in 2022 – dates coming soon!