Rushmere MTB

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Trails

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Location

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Address
Rushmere Park, Linslade Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0EB
Directions
Car parking facilities are provided in Rushmere (road entrances off Linslade Road and Brickhill Road in Heath & Reach). There is £2 exit fee per vehicle

Rushmere mountain bike trails are based in Rushmere Park In Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire. There is a family trail, a mountain bike XC trail, 2 downhill tracks and a pump track. The terrain is wooded, with a sandy soil base which should mean it rides pretty much all year round.

Important to note you need a permit to ride here (details below).

XC / Singletrack

  • The singletrack is a mix of purpose built and natural features.

Downhill Tracks  

  • There are two sandy based technical descents with drops, berms and jumps.

Pump Track

  • There is also a pump track with rollers, berms and jumps.

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Other Stuff

  • Opened in July 2011.
  • CTC’s Ian Warby designed and helped Greensand staff and volunteers to build the trails.

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  • RushmereBikeMap01072013-68-1390056795
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User reviews

2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
2.7
Grin Factor 
 
2.8  (2)
Trail Variety 
 
2.3  (2)
Skills Development 
 
3.5  (2)
Trail Quality  
 
2.5  (2)
Facilities 
 
2.3  (2)
Trails not well marked
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Grin Factor 
 
2.5
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
2.5
Facilities 
 
1.5

The trails were under construction when we visited

User Review

Good Points
There is good car parking and very good forest cafe on site
Bad Points
The trails are poorly marked and the map they give you is pretty poor quality. When you are paying £5 for a permit to ride you expect better marked trails (and marked to keep walkers & their dogs off)
We went on a day when the park was heaving with families and their dogs. This meant pedestrians were walking all over the dedicated bike trails.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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A nice day out on the bike
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
2.5
Facilities 
 
3.0

I visit rushmere quite often but generally not if i'm looking for a big ride. The loop that's been set out is not worth following as it only has one or two short sections to bother with. The first is a berm run which you can find near the visitors centre. It is then worth going to the dh runs rather than carrying on. The dh runs are short and not exactly 'downhill' in my opinion, but quite good fun with some good jumps. My favourite trails here are hidden but two in particular would be one that goes slightly downhill meaning you pick up speed the whole way and it is just covered in roots keeping the fun the whle way down. Just stop as you get to the puddle as it gets pretty muddy...the other trail is natural with some good flowy corners and runs quite fast. The last time we visited we built a small drop at the end which added some fun if it is still there! A big drop is hidden away in a bombhole but worth hunting out

User Review

Good Points
Lots of roots around
Bad Points
Not a loop
Would you recommend?
Yes
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