Aston Hill mountain bike trails offer the beginnner through to the advanced downhiller a great play park to cut your teeth or hone your skills further on. There are five graded Downhill runs, a 4X track and challenging 5 mile cross-country loop. Located on the Chiltern Hills ( Bucks/ Herts border) it is also acccesible from London.
Cannock Chase Mountain Bike Centre has 2 Red mountain bike trails known as Follow The Dog and The Monkey Trail (with black sections). There is also a green and 2 blue graded trails. Nearby is also a set of downhill trails just down the road in Stile Cop known as Stile Cop Downhill with it's own very active community (currently upgrading the Snakes and Ladders run).
Hackney BMX or otherwise known as Haggerston BMX bike park is situated in Haggerston Park in Hackney, East London. It is an urban bike park with an active community similar to it's sister sites Lordship Loop in Tottenham, Brixton BMX in Brockwell Park and Peckham BMX. It has just has a super smooth new surface laid (check out photo).
Surrey hills mountain bike trails consists of 3 hills:
- Leith Hill
- Holmbury Hill
- Pitch Hill
They can all be ridden individually or looped together for an epic day out. The set of hills are a combination of natural and purpose built single-track in a great countryside setting. It is not way-marked so either get a map, or hook up with a local group. There are quite a few places to start like Peaslake, Nirvana Cycles in Westcot, Leith Hill Tower and many more dotted along the way. Some of the trails worth checking out are Barry Knows Best, Yoghurt Pots, Deliverance, the Quarry and Summer Lightning to name but a few.
Tilgate Mountain Bike and Downhill trails are in Tilgate Forest, near Crawley in West Sussex. The Cross Country trails here are natural singletrack and they cater for families, beginners and more experienced riders. There are a wide selection of trails with designated cycle routes.
There is also a downhill and freeride section here with around 13 runs. All short mini dh tracks that are great fun for sessioning. Recently the trail builders have built a new rock garden half way down Wolf Creek where the bog is.
Tidworth Freeride Bike Park is a new CTC affiliated Downhill and Freeride park in Wiltshire in Salisbury. It has a good selection of progressive downhill runs and a dirt jump park.