GCC Hicks Lodge

Hicks Lodge Opening Hours

Open for Sales & Service & Hire
Closed Monday & Tuesday during Winter months.

Weds – Fri: 9am – 4pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9am – 4:30pm
Please note that the last hire 1 hour before closing.

Online Booking: Grounds Cycle Centres Bike Hire Online Booking Form
Phone: 07863081208
Email: hickslodge@groundscyclecentres.uk

About Hicks Lodge

Grounds Cycle Centre Hicks Lodge is located inside the visitor centre, sharing the same space as our own Grounds Café.  So bike hire, bike sales and bike servicing are all available under the same roof as our bike friendly café.

The shop is set within the National Forest, and hosts both a blue grade and a family bike trail.  Offering bike hire, bike sales and bike service the site is also able to provide demos of a wide range of Forme bikes (by prior arrangement), including E-bikes, grave, road, hybrid and mountain bikes.  This means customers can try before they buy, on the surrounding trails.

Our newly refurbished Fineshade Wood Grounds Cycle Centre is now open. Due to staff shortages we are open 4/5 days a week.

Please contact us via WhatsApp 07888 441564 with any questions, cycle service, repairs, bike hire or Fineshade cycle trails.  Or hire your bikes via our online book system:

Grounds Cycle Centres Bike Hire Online Booking Form

Hicks Lodge Trails

Hicks Lodge is a beautiful area transformed since the early 2000’s under the National Forest Landscape Transformations programmes.  Gradually restored to woodlands, grasslands and lakes, it hosts a m=number of exciting trails which cater to all ranges of age and ability.

Shell Brook Trail (5.5miles/8.9km) – This starts and finishes on the Family Forest Trail close to the car park, café, toilets and bike shop. This is a Blue Grade Trail suitable for intermediate cyclists or mountain bikers with basic off-road riding skills.
Wood Farm Trail (2.75miles/ 4.4km)  – A Green Grade trail which winds through the forest.  It is suitable for families and all abilities.