- Swinley – pretty damn good
Drove down from Milton Keynes yesterday to give Swinley a dabble after hearing the reviews and I have to concur – its very good, especially considering the area that the trail builders have had to work from. Even the people were nice – from racing whippets to first timers (squealing with delight on the final section of blue) all of which allowed faster riders through and said hi/thanks if they were allowed through.
Good job people!Posted 4 years agoChrisISubscriber
Dont think you really need a map, but its good to have that one printed out. Just head out on the blue and when you hit the fire road where the blue goes left and down hill, turn right and hit the first bit of red. Once you’ve done the red you come back to the same bit of fireroad and carry on down the hill to the next bit of blue.Posted 4 years agonedrapierSubscriber
No map needed, but if you’re not on an obvious bermy bikey section, keep your eyes peeled left and right for trail markers taking you off into the woods again. There are one or two you could miss, especially if you’ve taken the opportunity to bunch up and chat to your mates.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
fire road where the blue goes left and down hill, turn right and hit the first bit of red.
Other way round, reds straight ahead/left, blue is right.
It’s pretty compact so you can’t get properly lost, but there are quite a few places where the trails cross on fire roads so don’t blindly follow other riders you see, they might be several sections ahead.Posted 4 years ago
This afternoon i did full blue, half blue, full red and half blue. Not been on the mtb much recently so was really enjoyable. Wasnt expecting so many berms and swoopy downhill bits and the odd double so was fun.
I managed to take a couple of wrong turns at 17 red i think and somewhere else.
My chain keeper is rubbish as it got battered and eventually loosened off and then the chain kept hoping off, really annoying, need to sort this somehow.
Not the same as good old times where you could go anywhere with some nice loamy trails but was very dry if not a bit harsh on the back with the hardtail but a good workout.Posted 4 years ago
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