Reviews written by stumpy_dan

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October 08, 2012 (Updated: May 31, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
1.5
Great for all levels of downhillers

Aston Hill is ace in the spring, summer and so so in the Autumn and more of a no no in the winter. Has a great active community who give a warm welcome and trail development is always ongoing. Definetly worth checking out

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stumpy_dan
August 25, 2012 (Updated: October 24, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.5
Whites, Y Wall, Skyline Descent and Energy, Bike Park

Whites: The black descent on the whites has shore, steep rocky descents, rocky berms and lots of rock. It's short and the climb up is hard on the fireroad but it is truly worth it. Windy point is pure grin city as the flat heads...

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stumpy_dan
July 14, 2012 (Updated: February 11, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
3.5
Sweet stop off on way to North

As mentioned fun if you mix it up with the Downhill and Bike park as well as the XC but for XC on it's own is great mainly for beginners and novices.

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stumpy_dan
July 07, 2012 (Updated: September 15, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
Sweet track and very progressive

I popped down for a few hours on my Nukeproof snap and had a great session. Recent maintenance and armouring of berms has paid off. Track can be pedaly as on flat surface but that's the nature of inner city tracks.

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stumpy_dan
June 10, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
2.5
Facilities 
 
1.0
Sweet little BMX track called Daniels Park

This is a sweet BMX track just a few years old. It's right next to my girlfriends mums so a great place to take her kids to when we visit. They love it (and so do I really). It's called Daniels Park as it is on Daniel road. Sweet as.....

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stumpy_dan
June 08, 2012 (Updated: October 04, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
Dalby The Great Yorkshire Forest

Went up there with some of the iBikers (Mark, Gareth and Dave). We did the long red but bailed a little before the end (just due to time). I really enjoyed the trail but being up north was expecting a little more height and so descent. This mind was despite...

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stumpy_dan
February 18, 2012 (Updated: December 17, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
5.0
Monkey Trail (Red)

Had a brill ride here with some of the iBikeRide crew. Decent visitors centre and shop. Loved the beginning of the follow the dog with the rock step taking you up and the numerous bits of shore intertwined within the route. The Monkey Trail which comes up half way through...

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stumpy_dan
February 17, 2012 (Updated: November 05, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
5.0
LLandegla Black New Sections

This trail has knocked the Whytes level off my top trail list to take pole position. It offers an optional set of black runs parallel to a red route. The terrain is woodland and the scenery very cool. I love the way shore joins places together and think the trail...

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stumpy_dan
January 01, 2012 (Updated: October 01, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
Bedgebury Red Trail

Rode this in the wet and mud but would like to see how it rides in the dry. I like the way it is broken into multiple sections each with apt names and their own personality. 12 miles is a decent distance on a muddy day but on a dry...

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stumpy_dan
December 28, 2011 (Updated: October 04, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Keeps getting better

The Verderers is great 7 miles of ups and downs that flow really nicely. It's full of windy traversing paths that undulate across the mountain and has some lovely pump and jump sections (that are all rolllable) intespersed with big berms to keep the speed. I thought as a...

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stumpy_dan
December 27, 2011 (Updated: May 28, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
Thars gold in dem dare hills

QECP has come on over the years. One of the original trail centres it has in the last couple of years invested in a revised blue. It is now more modern as a blue (used to be a sharp up and boring down) similar in style to the Swinleyesque trend....

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stumpy_dan
December 06, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
2.5
Sweet urban bike park

I rode her on my mountain bike and can honestly say it's fun for both wheel types. The park attracts bmx riders, dirt bikes and mountain bikers and is frequented by all ages. Little 6 year was on it whilst I was there. I met a few coaches...

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stumpy_dan
December 04, 2011 (Updated: November 16, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
2.0
Build it and they will come

It is built as a progressive pump track. First you learn to pump around the track, then you learn to manual and finally to jump. This is why it is full of rollers and doubles rather than tabletops which allow for less progression of the core skills here in pumping....

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stumpy_dan
October 09, 2010 (Updated: August 18, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
2.5
Stones throw from the big smoke

If you are looking for a great trail for beginners and fun for all riders wanting an xc blast then this is a brill one and a stones throw from the big smoke. Bit muddy if it's been raining (well very muddy)

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stumpy_dan
July 31, 2010 (Updated: August 04, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Grin Factor 
 
2.5
Trail Variety 
 
2.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
2.0
South Cerney Surprise

Great for local kids/ Needs more progressive options and some love to get it back to original state

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stumpy_dan
July 30, 2010 (Updated: July 30, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
2.0
England
A sweet dirt park surprise

A great place for progressive jumps offering opportunities for newbies into jumping as well as thrills for advanced dirt jumpers

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stumpy_dan
July 28, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Grin Factor 
 
2.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.0
Skills Development 
 
2.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
South Cerney Lake Ride

If you are a family in Gloucestershire or new to biking or just want to get out in nature then give this a go

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stumpy_dan
December 31, 2009 (Updated: November 15, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Black Mountain Route

The route was a three up and down over three mountains. First time I did it I got lost ran out of daylight and had to head back unfinished on road. Went back a few months later, determined and with more time (start early..) and nailed it. Awesome  ...

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stumpy_dan
December 31, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
3.0

I rode here a few years ago and it pissed down relentlessly. The day was awesome even though my gears broke and ended up with a singlespeed for the day. It has some of the funnest downhill and drops you can find.

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stumpy_dan
October 17, 2009 (Updated: September 11, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
Surrey hills a little bit of Wales in England

The listing pretty much says it all. Its a stones throw from Guildford and Dorking and reasonably accesible from the big smoke. If you are looking for that all day wales feeling and are trapped down south then this is where you need to head. I have mapped together a...

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stumpy_dan
October 12, 2009 (Updated: November 11, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
1.0
Great little bike park

A great progressive bike park. You can spend all day on the 4X and dual. A fun singletrack XC line descent and good mini DH trails. The other side of the park has progressive drops and a neat pump track. This side of the park can feel a little raw...

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stumpy_dan
October 09, 2009 (Updated: October 01, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
Swinley - not bad for a London day trip

The blue is a well built trail that is good for novices and families. It has all the hallmarks of its designer Rowan Sorrell and other blues he has designed like the Verderers at the FOD as it is wide, has flow and a few rollecoaster descents with big berms....

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stumpy_dan
October 01, 2009 (Updated: October 16, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
3.5
Innerleithen Mountain Biking.

The XC has a technical climb and a flowing and technical descent with big drops and loads of jumps. Could do with some more facilities as bar a car park and Portiloo there isn't any. Saying that the town close by is biker friendly. Not done the Downhill. ...

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stumpy_dan
September 09, 2009 (Updated: December 26, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Hog Hill urban living and mountain biking start to meet

So the first thing that strikes you is that we are talking about an URBAN mountain bike centre in London! It's in Redbridge and so is accessible to East and North Londoners alike (which includes me luckily:). I keep saying this but examples like this keep...

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stumpy_dan
September 08, 2009 (Updated: December 01, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
Downhill Not For The Faint Hearted

The downhill mountain bike trails at Hamsterley Forest in County Durham are some of the steepest in the UK. The top section is smooth with fun kickers and a massive tabletop. The bottom section is steep and very rocky with drops strewn all around. The route is brill but needs...

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stumpy_dan
August 27, 2009 (Updated: January 09, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Grin Factor 
 
2.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Pocket Parks are the way forward

This concept has the potential to bring mtb and off road cycling to a whole new generation and market of urban youth

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stumpy_dan
August 27, 2009 (Updated: May 31, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Grin Factor 
 
2.5
Trail Variety 
 
2.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
4.5
The Red

A fun build up your endurance track but is a bit flat so you need to work it hard. If you do there is reward.

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