- MTBing around Southampton
Once again I’m away with work for the week and have brought my bike along for some evening riding.
Im staying near Southampton and nearby is new forest. Is there any decent riding around here? Ill only have time for a couple of hours max each day so no big routes.
Theres a trail centre not too far away too but i forget the name…. Queen Elisabeth something??
Help appreciated. Ill be heading back up North on Friday so may set off early and stop at a trail centre on route.
CheersPosted 4 years agobartimaeusMember
Queen Elizabeth Country park for an excellent waymarked trail with fun features (disclosure: I would say that as I helped build it… but see video). Also Kingley Vale which is near Funtington (start at Adsdean on Hares Lane)… excellent riding of all sorts, and a freeride course (see video). Sign up at Kingley Vale Mountain Bikers for local knowledge of both – and if you want a map of KV trails I can probably create you one from my strava output.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks all for the advice. Went to QE country park today, warmed up with a lap of the blue route then did the red. Nice little trail, the berms and decents were very good! I did take a tumble at one point when i ran a bit wide and end of my handlebar hit a tree but no harm done 🙂 felt longer than 5k actually!
Even jus ridin the blue you can see there are all sorts of trails goin off in different directions so may go back another night.
Im staying just off the m3. Is Swinley a trail centre?
I there is a ride on Thursday night round lordswood i may tag along if you don’t mind. Do you have a postcode for it at all?Posted 4 years ago
I’ve managed to get finished early so will head off on the bike for the day.
Whats Swinley Forest like? Is it worth the 1hr trip? Is there anywhere else nearer i should head out?
I remember seeing another trail centre to the west of here in the book but can’t remember what it was called?… I think it was more of a bike park with boardwalks.Posted 4 years ago
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