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3 Days in the UK?

PerformingMonkeyPerformingMonkey Posts: 218
edited October 2013 in Holidays
I may have a bit of leave left over before Christmas and fancy using it for some mountain biking. I am looking for ideas on where I could go in the UK to maximise my experience.

I live in the South of England and ride most disciplines in locations such as the South Downs, Rogate and occasionally the Forest of Dean on my Stumpy. Looking for a real mixed bag of riding but ideally where I wouldn't have to fly (rules out Scotland).

My preference would be to visit a couple of trail centres with maybe a day of non trail centre riding too with minimal travel, maybe using one b&b as a base. Any ideas for an itinerary or locations to start looking at in more detail?


  • delaxmdelaxm Posts: 180
  • jimwinjimwin Posts: 208
    Wales maybe? Search for info.
  • UH DHUH DH Posts: 4,160
    Why does Scotland mean having to fly? It's not that far up the road once you hit the M6. Aim for the 7 Stanes and you have a fuckton of places to ride right away.
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  • MaJeeKaMaJeeKa Posts: 24
    2nd for wales....not too far too
  • UH DH wrote:
    Why does Scotland mean having to fly? It's not that far up the road once you hit the M6.

    Glasgow, is at least 7hrs from mine which is most of a day's driving for me. I am planning a longer trip that way next year though.

    After reading the new MBUK's article on Bike Park Wales I might looking at heading that way.
  • UH DHUH DH Posts: 4,160
    Ok, aim for Betws-y-Coed in Wales.

    There's tons of xc trails in easy reach - Machynlleth, Llandegla, Betws-y-Coed itself, Coed-Y-Brenin. Thats enough to last you a fortnight. But if you want a bit more downhill, there's Antur Stiniog just down the road, and Revolution Bikepark isn't far off either.
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  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    BPW is good, but bear in mind it's a 30-50 min ride up depending on how fit you are and then it's a MAX of 15 mins down to do it again - most people do the descents in 8-10 mins I guess.

    it's not really and xc trail centre
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