Aston Hill is now open 7 days a week with a pay-to-ride scheme operated by the CTC. All the trails are being constantly tuned, with some exciting developments in the pipeline.
Thetford is packed full of fast, flowing natural trail that is ideal for everyone. Thetford is well known for its miles of great singletrack and is the home of some great racing with events such Dusk till Dawn, the Winter Enduro Series and the new Summer Series. As well as the miles of unmarked singletrack there are also two way marked mountain bike routes and two family routes.
Jenn and Jo enjoy a perfect summer’s day full of singletrack and ice cream on this little-ridden gem of an island. Words and pics by Jenn Hopkins.
The North Downs are a magnet for mountain bikers all over the South East. There’s just something about the variety of the trails here – the steep chalky drops, the thick forest, the loose sand, the dry and dusty, the wet and muddy, the manmade and the natural, the views, the dropoffs, the berms, and of course, the oodles of twisty singletrack. It all adds up to an addiction
that’s hard to shake. No wonder the North Downs is the South East’s main mountain bike playground. Words and pics by Simon Rastrick and Dean Taylor.
In our most southerly route ever, Jenn Hopkins has gone out of her way to show that the South Downs are way more than Ditchling Beacon and the South Downs Way. In fact, our Evil Route this issue should silence even the grumpiest of hill-loving northerners. There are hills down south – and more importantly, they’re covered in sweet singletrack. Words & photos by Jenn Hopkins.