which parks to ride in the UK

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Posted: Dec 14, 2014 at 8:49 Quote
Going to London in Sept. and would like a bit of info on which parks to ride. Basically looking for brief description from riders that have actually ridden there. Which parks are primarily groomed trails as opposed to super gnar. Also, rentals will need to be available as I'm only bringing gear. And whether or not it is lift accessed. 'Preciate any help you can provide.

Posted: Dec 15, 2014 at 6:48 Quote
Only place I know of with rental bikes is bike park wales , uplifts there too but you need to book weeks in advance to get a space.

Mostly bike part trails with little techy bits in between , good fun , huge jumps lots of rocks in places.

Posted: Dec 15, 2014 at 6:54 Quote
bigburd wrote:
Only place I know of with rental bikes is bike park wales , uplifts there too but you need to book weeks in advance to get a space.

Mostly bike part trails with little techy bits in between , good fun , huge jumps lots of rocks in places.

You are definitely right about BPW... but I'm pretty sure Forest of Dean do the same!

FlyUpDownhill for Uplift - http://www.flyupdownhill.co.uk/

And here's where you can rent a Valiant Steed: http://www.pedalabikeaway.co.uk/downhillhire.html

Posted: Dec 22, 2014 at 7:18 Quote
There are a lot of brilliant DH places in North Wales, and I do mean a lot. However with rentals being the option only real place is Antur Stiniog. Though they had their rental bikes stolen last month, they might have replaced them by the time you visit. Great place with a super fast uplift. Very picturesque too providing it isn't raining. It'll be difficult to get to on public transport but well worth a visit. Shame you will only be renting as if you can get to Antur it can open up several other fantastic places for you.

Posted: Dec 22, 2014 at 8:45 Quote
Gawton Gravity Hub in Devon is my local venue at home.

http://www.gawtongravityhub.co.uk/

Four DH tracks, ranging from rideable (but very good fun on any bike) on a hardtail to double black DH. I think the uplift is back up and running again but it's worth checking. Bike hire/demo bikes available from the nearest bike shop. It's a fair old distance from London but is well worth riding. There's also the local Tavi-woodlands which have more, but I think shorter, tracks. I haven't been there recently but it is definitely worth researching.

http://www.dartmoorcycles.co.uk/cycle-hire/

Posted: Dec 27, 2014 at 9:13 Quote
You can hire bikes from just independent bike hire places not at a course so you can hire them and take them away for a few days and bring them back when done as that means you could do the whole of say north wales which I would recommend.

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