- WTD – Learner/progressive downhill trail near Winchester/southampton
There's some stuff to play with in Lordswood, but if you're after playground stuff, without a fee, you'll be lucky!
Ride your local trails, improvise with what you see and find. Maybe try a day at Esher Shore, or head to Blandford (You'll be paying at both, IIRC)
Failing that, if you want skills, try a BMX track or a skatepark. Seriously, they'll do a lot for your skills. Salisbury, Romsey and Scumpton (down by the Pier, IIRC).Posted 8 years ago
Both Rogate and QE (shhh) are just outside my 'throw bike in back of car for before and after night shift' rides. Still options, but was looking for something i can visit on the way (hedge end to winchester).
I'm thinking i might try and find some 'common access' land and create something subtle to practice on.Posted 8 years ago
I've built myself a nice project bike, realised my skills bottle needs a little topping up before hitting the bigger centers and making an arse out of myself in the 'all the gear, no idea' catagory.
So looking for somewhere within 20 minutes drive of Winchester/Southampton to re-learn/ learn some big bike handling skills before and after work, so only really 1-2 hour max sessions.
Ideally it'll have
Drops, Berms, table tops and also gaps, maybe some woodwork too.
Also, no day fee if possible.
Anyone got any suggestions?
AlPosted 8 years ago
Just a bit further along the morestead road is a bit of access land i was toying with, needs a lot of work though. The old track in the military area is abandoned from when i used to ride there years ago, sigh. Those are still my strongest possibilities especially the access land as it's uber steep and used by no one but thistles, nettles and hawthorn.Posted 8 years ago
Absolutely agree, no intention of building anything 'physical' hence the post on anything already built. If i did anything it would be no more than weed clearing. I'm aware there is a proposal for a trail center in Farley Mount and don't intend to do anything to jepordise that. The ideal soulution would be somthing well out the way.Posted 8 years agodoboMember
that farley mount footpath your talking about that goes down to the road sounds like clarendon way and on my map appears to be a bridleway, (my map might be out of date though) anyway its quality i rode down it in the dark with my dx light and rigid forks last night, awesome solo night ride, theres some fun singletrack at farley area but as far as i know no downhill bermy type stuff. lordswoods a bit steeper with some berms in areas, but shorterPosted 8 years ago
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