Sandwell Valley Mountain Bike Trails

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Forge Lane, West Bromwich, B71 3SZ
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52.528167,-1.963611 (West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 3SZ, UK
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Sandwell Valley MTB trails are in Jubilee Woods near Swan Pool, Sandwell Valley, West Bromwich.

They opened in June 2013 and consist of a short mountain bike trail and a pump track.

Sandwell Valley Trail

  • Set in a woodland setting that was a former colliery site the trail is only 2.5km long and has blue, red and black taster sections within it. It is made up of flowing singletrack, table-top jumps, high-banked berms, short non-technical climbs, switchbacks and short rocky sections.
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  • The construction of the £130,000 trail has been commissioned by Sandwell Council's, Parks and Countryside Management Section with the help of Cycling in Sandwell.
  • The trail was designed and built by Sheffield's Bike Track Company.
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    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
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    Sandwell MTB Trails without fails
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    Good trail but just for fun or to practice styling over the jumps, lots of jumps maybe 8 in a row. Small to medium

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    Good Points
    If you live close to the trails your gonna have a great time! Pumping through the twisty sections and clearing the table tops is not that easy! If you can clear all the jumps in the black section you have a pretty good riding style. You can if you don't scrub to much speed down the trail, but you gotta be good! If you just wanna carve about and have fun the trails are not that tricky. Just depends how you look at it.

    Great little trail for grins and fun, with some nice flow-e sections.
    Bad Points
    The black trails are quite easy with no gaps to clear, step ups or step downs. Id say good beginner to intermediate trails that make good use of a small arear.
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    Worth a visit if you don't have to travel far.
    (Updated: May 01, 2017)
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    3.4
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    The black sections really aren't that challenging, actually the whole thing feels fairly entry level. Not really a destination worth travelling distance to, but if you're local it's good for a workout and some practice or just a bit of fun. I don't really understand some parts of the course, there's tabletops and jumps that have almost no run up to get the required speed. Maybe I'm just getting old and slow.

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    Good Points
    Well marked, rides well all year round. I like the way it's laid out.
    Bad Points
    Major bad point is it's very close to some very scutty areas. Expect chavs on Halfords bikes to follow you round and eye up your bike as they have nothing better to do.
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    bike trail
    (Updated: June 07, 2015)
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    dont.

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    Good Points
    you can go down.
    Bad Points
    worst surface to ride on in the country.who thought compacted fine gravel was a good idea has not ridden a bike at speed on a sidewall of a tyre.i ride bike park wales mainly also afan valley,cannock chase and a quarry close to me but none are as dangerous as this course.pull up the gravel and let the earth meet the tyre.£130 grand?someone has full pockets from that just like the public gallery.
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    (Updated: June 07, 2015)
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    3.4
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    A really fun trail with a couple of different lines. They have made good use of a small here. The final descent is awesome, with tables on the black line and some fast berms on the red. Fun to just session over and over

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    Good Points
    Fun final descent
    Bad Points
    Quite short
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    Don't use the post code use the GPS location below
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    They have use the little hill well. I hope to see more small trail popping up soon I just hope the cost is less. Everyone have words with you local council as the is Funding to be had...

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    Good Points
    52.528167,-1.963611(West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 3SZ, UK) This is where the trail start.
    Nice easy ride with some great little berms and table top and the climb are easy for all. I rode 30 mile round down the canal, to get there would I go again, yes but i would get the train as there are a lot of great Pub near by.
    Bad Points
    52.528167,-1.963611(West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 3SZ, UK) This is where the trail start.
    The drainage needs some work, for £130,000 with a pump trail I would like a water less trail on a clear day. If you give Chase trail (The Volunteer group at Cannock Chase) £130,000 you would have a Mini Fort William or Bike Park Wales. If you break it down 1.5 mile trail = 2413.5
    130000 / 2413.5 = £53.86 per metre that a lot in my book.
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    Sand'well' done Valley
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    3.6
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    When you consider how little an area these guys had to build in, theyve done a cracking job.
    Its great for when you have a few hours spare and want to keep you fitness levels up as well as small enough to keep sessioning sections in it.

    We've now managed to add extra loops into the trails and can spend a good few hours up there.

    Cannock Chase also being pretty near does have a lot more to offer, but living local when I have a few hours to kill, SV is were I go.

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    Sandwell Valley pump track
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    3.5
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    we though we would give this a blast as its only 18 mile away on the "cut" (canal) great for a quickie!

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    Good Points
    trail quality is pretty good but can be slippy, great fro trying berms, table tops and the odd twisty section, gets the legs moving and you think its a little small so we will do another lap. great for people trying to build their confidence or even wanting to improve their tricks, but dont be fooled, black here wont mean you could do other black routes :-)
    Bad Points
    Blacks are like most reds, and the climbs are in the wrong place, you dont see, to be able to get momentum to help breeze up them, and the track is a little to small and compact, full credit to the designer they have made the best with what they had really, done expect a days riding, we stumbled into the track, not my cuppa im afraid, may take the kids to practise but id prefer Cannock Chase :-)
    Would you recommend?
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