Best Trail Centre – Singletrack Reader Awards 2019 Finalists

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There have to be trails, obviously. But a really good trail centre needs more – maybe it’s somewhere to wash your bike, maybe it’s a family option as well as a white knuckle death gnar trail. Maybe it’s a really good pie at the end of the ride. Trail centres can ebb and flow in fortunes as popularity, neglect, or even weather take their toll on the trails. Here are three that we think are all currently delivering the goods:

The Finalists – Best Trail Centre

Leeds Urban Bike Park

Only in its second year of existence, and straight into its second awards nomination, Leeds Urban Bike Park makes the finalists again. A great cafe (really great scones), tracks for all, and an expanded trail offering that includes a decent sized jump line, this is the kind of urban facility that puts other councils to shame.

LUBP On Twitter

Llandegla, North Wales

llandegla beate pine

They’re nominated again – no doubt helped along by their continuing support for the ever popular MTB Meet Up. With a picturesque beginners’ trail surrounding a reservoir right through to the B-line full of rocks, drops and jumps, it’s a great place for all riding levels. A generous car park, big cafe, well equipped bike shop with bike hire, and a huge range of skills courses available there really is something for everyone – will they get your vote this year?

Check out the Twitter feed of the guys behind the trails at One Planet Adventure

Revolution Bike Park

Revs hosted the National DH Champs. Image Credit: George Thompson

A new entry for this year, prompted in part by their continuing investment in new lines and a series of jumps that many of us can only dream of hitting. While our other finalists have something for everyone, Revs is a big day out for the more advanced rider wanting to push their limits. Keeping the technicality high and creating lines to keep up with ever improving bikes, it’s good to see Revs supporting progression and the gnarlier end of the ride scene.

Revs on Instagram

Vote and win!

Just for voting in this year’s awards you could be in with a chance of winning a Shimano shoe and pedal combo, courtesy of

Competition T&Cs:

  • You must vote in all categories to be entered in the draw.
  • Don’t ride spds? A flat combo is available
  • Lazer Impala helmet is available in a choice of black or white only
  • No cash alternative available.
  • If your shoe or helmet size is not available Freewheel will provide an alternate prize of equivalent value and status.

Ready to vote?

If you’ve checked out all the categories and finalists then you are ready to cast your votes. Don’t forget that to be entered into our voter prize draw you need to vote in all categories.

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Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

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