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Rendlesham Forest Bike Skills Loop

This skills loop is a great spot to work on your technical ability if you're a beginner/intermediate rider. Situated in Rendlesham in Suffolk, it's definitely worth a visit but it can get really busy so we recommend avoiding peak times like Bank Holiday Weekends. Check out http://www.forestry.gov.uk/rendlesham for more details.

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 You've done a cracking job on that buddy. Really nicely put together. Shame about those hooligan riders skidding everywhere though!
  • + 1
 Thanks Edward. It was actually the most fun little project I've done so far. Hope you're enjoying your voyage across Europe buddy, drop me a line when/if you come back!
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 I had my first experience off road here, and my first real crash, and learned to manual here. Tunstall is great though
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 I Wish the forestry commission did something like this with delamere. The four cross is old yet still fun. Everywhere needs a good neaten up. There also needs to be more longer Trails like these as they look very fun. Also us riders have to maintain the jumps and when it is wet the four cross in unrideable and the other jumps are dangerous. I hope something like this does happen to delamere as it would be great for the forest as it would attract more cyclists to the area. Last but not least delamere need to crack down on people not wearing helmets. There are signs which say wear a helmet but not many people do. I believe that is why the big carpet jumps were destroyed because someone got seriously injured. The reason I mention this is because this is many peoples local riding spot and we would have to travel else where to get to any jumps to the same standard. It would be a shame to see them go just if one person got injured again for not wearing a helmet!
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 Hello mate, you're right it would be great if there were more facilities like this across the country. I can't really comment on your particular situation, but maybe you could arrange a meeting with the FC in your local area to see if there is anything you can do to help out? There is a lot of work involved in maintaining a spot like this and to make sure it is safe for use. When it comes to helmets I agree entirely.
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 This is 15 mins from me and I dont even go there. Yes an amazing peice of video work well done, looks god to ride but TBH the track is Sh*t.
From day 1 it has never been popular, Its covered in small gravel on hard pack so like riding on ice, There is no flow to the track at all, The only skills this place will teach you is how to slide with out faling off and to do your reserch before driving to some were to ride.
No thought was put in to this and no local oppions was asked, the FC just did it!!! such a waste of money
  • + 3
 Hi Martyn, thanks for your kind comments about the video. I agree there are sections of the track that could be better, but the FC aren't to blame as they have done all they can. They paid for qualified experts to design and build it. We enjoyed our time there, the guys showed that you can have fun. Learning to pump and manual are skills that translate to most forms of riding. There were also quite a few youngsters there having a blast.

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