The Queen Elizabeth Country Park (QECP) Mountain Bike Centre is just straight off the A3 in Hampshire, England and has two bike trails (a red and a blue) which are clearly waymarked. There is also tons of natural terrain trail riding around here.
After the recent successfully extension and upgrade to the Red track the QECP Collective trail building team have as promised just started working on the Blue trail. This trail is to be upgraded to an all weather blue trail with 65% single-track with fun berms and rollers. Currently the trail work is on the climb section and on cutting and clearing the trail corridor.
It's also within a short 30 min drive of its sister Downhill track at Stoughton DH which is well worth checking out also if Downhill and Freeride are your thing.
- This mountain bike trail is graded red (for clarity) and is 7.5 (4.6 miles) long. This is mostly single-track, a lot of which is off-camber, rooty and with some decent climbing and steep gradients. It has just has added an extension on the which is pretty neat and added a nice windy section traversing the hill with a few kickers and jumps thrown in.
- The blue is 6km (3.7 miles) long. It uses forest gravel roads, with 500 metres of single-track, and one pretty steep long climb. It is currently undergoing significant refresh work with the QECP Collective trail crew.
- There are quite a lot of natural trail riding here. The park is situated on the south downs way which runs through the middle of the forest. It offer great access to the rest of the south downs. Two specific non waymarked trails start in the park and lead out into the surrounding countryside. These use the rights of way network and some public roads. Queen Elizabeth 16 km (10 miles), Meon Valley 16km (10 miles). For more information on these routes and others in Hampshire, a pack of 'Off Road Cycle Trails' is available from the Visitor Centre.
Clubs and Groups
- Sussex Mountain Biking (Sussex community and trail resource site)
- If you have ridden these trails at the Queen Elizabeth mountain bike centre then why not share your experiences and write a short review, post a picture or video or just favourite the trail.