Spa Valley Railway – Groombridge 2019-01-29T21:16:33+00:00

The Spa Valley Railway – Groombridge

We cannot be more excited to be partnering The Spa Valley railway. The trains are a truly iconic part of this area of the High Weald and the station at Groombridge is a marvel in itself. 

Spa Valley Railway image

The station at Groombridge where we are placing our bikes sits at the start of the Forest Way off-road cycling route to East Grinstead via Hartfield (home of Winnie the Pooh). To us, this sounds like all the ingredients for fantastic days out exploring the countryside, which is what we are all about. 

This really is a fantastic venue for those looking to get out into the countryside with easy off road cycling. Why not take a steam train out from Tunbridge Wells before exploring the route by bike. Alternatively just park in the village and head out for the day. 

Forest Way

Specifics for this location

Where the bikes are located

The bikes are currently in storage for the Winter months although you can still hire them by booking in advance. To check availability and hire the bikes during the Winter, then please just email hello@countrybike.co.uk in advance of your planned visit. We are offering free deliver and collection of the bikes to this venue although do ask for a days rental at £20 for one bike or £15 per bike when hiring more than one. Please give us at least 24 hours notice to help facilitate your request.

Our bikes are normally (see details of WINTER STORAGE ABOVE) situated on the station platform. They can be accessed regardless of if the trains are running via the pathway at the end of the old station building. The bikes are positioned under the shelter alongside the picket fence.

Bikes in situ

Cycling level

Type of cycle routes: We recommend the Forest Way cycle route

Suitability:  The Forest Way is suitable for a range of ages and ability

Difficulty: The Forest Way is an easy route that is off-road (you just need to connect onto the trail from the village) and mainly flat

For directions to the Forest Way / Cycle 21 route (or to Groombridge Place), please download this pdf attached kindly provided by the Spa Valley Railway:

Directions to Forest Way from the station

The location also sits on the Avenue Verte London to Paris cycle route if you fancy stretching those legs even further!

How to rent the bikes

During the Winter, you can hire bikes from this venue by emailing us at hello@countrybike.co.uk to check availability and arrange a booking.  

Please download our handy guide for details on frame sizes and how to choose the right size for you – Frame size guide

Are helmets available?

Basic helmets are available at a number of our venues free of charge when renting one or more of our bikes. For details of where to pick them up from, then please read the laminated instructions in the bikes’ basket (including terms and conditions for their use).

Helmets