Transport and Slow Travel

Hop on Festival Bus on its way to the Sun in Leintwardine.

This group incorporates Ludlow Cycling Support Group which was set up in September 2007 by a group of local volunteers who were keen to encourage cycling as part of everyday life and get more people cycling more often.

Recently the remit of the group has grown and is now looking at all aspects of sustainable transport.

“Folk down the Track” is organised by Graham Lambert of Myriad Organics but is supported by Ludlow 21. Building on this initiative to connect communities a Hop On Bus project was run in August 2011 to link the Ludlow Green Festival and the Music Festival at the Sun Inn in Leintwardine.  130 people used this bus to visit the Mortimer Forest and Leintwardine – so it was a great success and we hope to repeat it in 2012. We even had our own bus route number – the 490 – for half a day.

How to get involved

The group welcomes new members with an interest in cycling or sustainable transport. Contact us at:

We attend the meetings of the Shropshire Cycle Forum in Shrewsbury and are currently working with Shropshire Council on the opportunities provided by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund – including community transport, car clubs, improved cycling and walking facilities as well as websites to co-ordinate lift sharing and find non-car travel options.

Tour de Ludlow 2011

Tour de Ludlow 2011

Ludlow Cycling Support Group aims to encourage, promote and develop cycling as a safe, healthy and popular means of transport within Ludlow and its environs.
This mission forms part of a larger initiative to help build a sustainable transport structure in the area that will reduce the carbon footprint for local travel and make a positive contribution to reducing climate change.

Folk Down The Track

This initiative started by Graham Lambert of Myriad Organics is now a firmly established event in the diary of many. Starting with a visit to the Sitwell Arms in Bucknell on the Heart of Wales line to hear the Anna Oakes Band, this event has now grown to be a regular monthly outing on the train to a pub to listen to music and chat with friends. Oh – and there’s usually a bit of singing on the train on the way home – and the Arriva staff have not objected yet! This iniative – apart from being a great night out – aims to support and promote the Heart of Wales line, support local hosteleries and give localmusicians a chance to reach a bigger audience. Without the train to take us to Knighton, Knucklas or Bucknell most of us would not venture to these towns for an evening’s entertainment.

See Folk Down the Track Programme for more information about dates and venues.