Bickerstaffe Cycle Track

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Jubilee Wood, Bickerstaffe
Directions
From the Church end:
To get to the Trails from the Church side of Bickerstaffe, go to the Church on Church Road (L39 0EH), and as you’re looking at the Church, take the path (signposted Public Footpath) on the left of thechurch which leads behind the church and then to the right. Follow the signs! There is no access to the Trails from any path on Intake Lane. Do not go to Intake Lane as there is no access from there, and there is no vehicle access at all to the Trails from the Bickerstaffe Church side of Bickerstaffe; but vehicles can be parked on the Parish Field car park, then cyclists can take the path on the left of the church described above, which can be used for bikes and pedestrians only.
From the Sandpiper pub end:
Follow the footpath over the motorway bridge keeping within the fencing. Follow the signs to turn left at the correct point : do not trespass onto farmland.
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Bickerstaffe Cycle Track is an MTB facility that opened in early June 2014.

It runs through Jubilee Woods (Bickerstaffe Colliery) by the village of Bickerstaffe in Lancashire. 

There is a short red trail, a black graded berm line and a jump line with a start ramp and a push-up track. 

The Bike Trails

There is a Black Line (including a rideable push-up track) of around 220m, a Jump Line around 110m and a short Red Trail of 780m. The trails are short but encompass features like berms, rollers, doubles, jumps, step ups, step downs and climbing switchbacks. 

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  • The company which will build the trails is Trailcraft MTB and BMX Track Construction Ltd. 
  • Bickerstaffe Parish Council is worked with Lancashire County Council and the local community to make this happen.

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Overall rating 
 
3.8
Grin Factor 
 
3.8  (10)
Trail Variety 
 
3.6  (10)
Skills Development 
 
4.3  (10)
Trail Quality  
 
4.5  (10)
Facilities 
 
2.0  (8)
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Grin Factor
Level of fun had, or to be had
Trail Variety
Variety of specific trail or overall trail centre. Mix of obstacles, berms, jumps, drops, shore etc.
Skills Development
Did it develop or push your skills and leave you with more to come back and learn
Trail Quality
Are the trails well built /maintained using sustainable techniques?
Facilities
From cafe post ride grub to bike wash. Did it meet your expectations?
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Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
Great fun for all

User Review

Good Points
Great trails , first vist will not be last me and son had great fun .
Bad Points
If a weekend clean up going on I would volunteer. People should respect and take responsibility for rubbish.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Great little trail
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
I really enjoyed riding these trails, a world apart from the nearby healey nab which was my previous review. You can tell the trails have been professionally built and maintained with good flow and safe layout. No amateurs have ruined the main trails yet, unlike healey nab but I could see a couple of unofficial lines developing which you will always find kids making. Well done to Trailcraft, top job

User Review

Good Points
Really well built and designed trail
Bad Points
Riders with no helmets
Would you recommend?
Yes
DD
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1st visit
(Updated: February 02, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
Fist vist 

User Review

Good Points
Good little area to practice new skills , will be making a couple of more visits up there when im free
Bad Points
Bit of a pain to find if you don't no where your going not very well sign posted , didn't like all the plastic bottles and rubbish on the floor ,
Would definitely recommend that people also where helmets
Would you recommend?
Yes
A
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What a mess
(Updated: February 02, 2017)
Area should be cleaned up. Its a real shame to see an area like this abused.

User Review

Good Points
First visit. Good trail. Well constructed
Bad Points
Plastic bottles and rubbish all over the place. Not nice to see.
Would you recommend?
No
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Great lil place for a play
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
0.5
Worth goin to if local ish to you

User Review

Good Points
Nice flowing track great wen dry.
Not big but funn ideal to keep you on ur game
Bad Points
Not the biggest
Ni facilitys although its small so doesnt really need any. There is a petral station n Starbucks up road
Plenty of room for improvement
Would you recommend?
Yes
C
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Great with room to expand
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
1.5
A great trail gaff with more potential

User Review

Good Points
It a good place to go weather beginner or competent rider you'll become a better rider after a few visits because of the short trails offer different points of interest , there is more than enough room to expand and create new trails that would still be accessible from the start ramp
Bad Points
Slippery when wet not really bad
The no-helmet gangs
Would you recommend?
Yes
J
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Information about the Trails including access and car parking
(Updated: June 07, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
1.5
These trails were built by Trailcraft out of an old spoil heap which was planted with trees in the 60s. Untouched for many years, the trails are enjoyed now by lots of people. There is a footpath at the trails too, so pedestrians and riders need to be aware of this. There are signs up to show the routes for riders and walkers.
Please stay on the correct paths when travelling to the trails, as the farmland around the trails is private.
There is a cafe and small shop (at the petrol station) at the roundabout (Four Lane Ends), (right by J3 of the M58 - about 100m from the entrance to the trails: beware: it's a very busy, fast, roundabout.
Thank you and enjoy!

User Review

Good Points
I am adding this review with some information for users which I hope is helpful (I am not a biker so just added the average ratings above which a friend MTBer gave me).
From the west, there is access to the Trails by parking at Bickerstaffe Parish Field, Hall Lane, Bickerstaffe, L39 0EH. There is a free car park there. Facing the church, go left onto Church Road with the church on your right, and just past the church on the same side, look for a footpath sign - less than 50m past the church. The path is signed - it's just a short ride then on a path leading to the trails - there is a map on the Bickerstaffe Cycle Track Facebook page. Please be aware there may be horse-riders and horses about.
From the east, you can park on the lay-by by Quattros' restaurant on Rainford Road (the A570) right by J3 of the the M58 which brings you in from the other end. Then cross the road and the entrance to the trails is just ahead of you. Please be aware this is a very busy fast road.
I hope you enjoy the trails.
Bad Points
One person commented there was a lot of litter. The management group and locals, and friends of the trails, are always picking litter up. the only thing we can do is spread the word about how this can not only be a problem to riders, but spoils the feel of the woods as well. Please help us to keep the trials free of litter in whatever way you can. Thank you.
Would you recommend?
Yes
PC
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Overall rating 
 
3.7
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
2.0

User Review

Good Points
Great little set of trails I can loose a few hours on. Love morning rides there when noone else is around. Varied features that keep it interesting. Better built than some major trail centres i've been to.
Bad Points
Surface gets really greesy when moist so can be a little bit sketchy in places. Parking isn't an issue if you know where to park but it isn't very clear. One corner on the black is really akward and spoils the flow in my opinion.
Would you recommend?
Yes
C
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Awesome trail in the middle of the flattest area of West Lancs
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
2.0
Get down and give it a blast!!! :D

User Review

Good Points
Perfect for a blast after work go down all the time to develop skills and to test new equipment on my bike. Saves me spending money on fuel to get to the likes of Gisburn and Llandegla!! Nice small trail thats great fun whenever you go!!!
Bad Points
Access can be a little tricky if you don't know where you are going. Litter can often get thrown everywhere as well.
Would you recommend?
Yes
S
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Hidden Gem
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
2.5
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
2.5
I will definitely be going back often.

User Review

Good Points
Decent berms and speed on the Black and I managed to lose the track half way round, the Orange took me by surprise as after about 4 seconds I was airborne which made me laugh quite a bit and you can get some decent little jumps in quite easily. The red run has some good fast bits, some tight turns. Can be sketchy when wet which all adds to the fun. I met 3 other lads up there and they seemed friendly enough which is always nice when you're out alone.
Bad Points
Not sure if it is a bad point but I struggled to get any traction on some parts - maybe I had too much pressure in my back tyre - will have to go back and see. Not much variation in surface and there is nothing too technical as its mainly compacted ground. There is one slope [not long enough to call a climb] which is steep for an old fella like me and I missed the blaze as I was staring at my front wheel - I had to walk back down to see where I should be going.
Would you recommend?
Yes
E
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