If you’re an avid mountain biker, but happen to live in the city of London, then it’s likely you might have to travel a little further afield to find the trails you desire. But perhaps not as far as you think.
Thankfully, London town is surrounded by plenty of vast rural areas, with an array of exciting off-road options – including both natural and man made MTB tracks.
We’ve rounded up some of the very best – so you don’t have to resort to getting air off your nearest curb…
Just 1.7 miles from Martins Heron train station – which is a 57 minute train journey from London Waterloo – Swinley Forest is a mountain bike centre in Bracknell with purpose designed trails.
There’s over 24km of ready-to-ride trail in total, with an 8 mile red route, 6 mile blue loop, and a family-friendly 1 mile green option.
The Swinley Bike Hub centre offers bike washing facilities, plus all important coffee and bacon rolls. There’s even bike hire available as well as 7-day-a-week coaching and a workshop.
Opening hours for the Bike Hub are below, and parking costs £2:
- April to October
Mon to Sat: 09:00 – 18:00 (Last hire 16:00)
Sun: 09:00 – 17:00 (Last hire 14:00)
- November to March
Mon to Sun: 09:00 – 16:30 (Last hire 14:0)
You can check out the trails and get more info from the Swinley Riders here.