We are currently refurbishing our Grounds Cycle Centre and this will be closed from 1st May to 26th May. Once complete and in time for the last May Bank Holiday weekend, you will be able to hire a bike for yourself, your family and friends, drop off a bike for a service or even treat yourself to a completely new bike.
Fineshade Wood is located in Northamptonshire, near to Stamford and Corby. A spacious car park and on site visitor facilities, including our very own Grounds Café, means this can be a day out for all the family.
The woods boast 5 miles of green graded family trails, with blue graded taster sections along the way to develop bike handling skills. There are two play parks, which cater to different age groups, picnic benches and plenty of secluded spaces to stop and enjoy the woods.
The trails are the perfect place to exercise safely, and ideal for learners, being traffic free, wide and graded. Further, if you are looking to buy a bike, you can really try before you buy, so you can be sure you have the right bike and fit for you.
Situated at the top of a climb, surrounded by popular road routes and trails, our very own Grounds Café is a perfect stop for coffee, cake, lunch and more. Indoor and outdoor seating, we welcome even the muddiest of riders.
If you are feeling adventurous, book a days worth of bike hire and head out to nearby Bulwick Estates. Please check out their super informative website to learn all about their activities and conservation efforts here, together with local spots worth stopping at.
The trail map, kindly supplied by Bulwick Estates shows all the paths and trails, on which they welcome cyclists too.
About Big Barn
Big Barn is home to Grounds Cycle Centre Fineshade Wood and hosts our fleet of hire bikes. Big Barn has a busy service bay, and is also the hub of operations for all Grounds Cycle Centre operations. Site manager, Kevin has been a bike enthusiast for many years having also previously lived in Windermere; Lake District.