As mountain biking becomes ever more popular, an increasing number of specialist centres are popping up all over the UK. You don’t have to be an experienced rider to be able to enjoy some tailor made trails. With that being said, not all areas are specifically just for mountain bikes; we’ve also included some areas that are just generally great for riding. If you’re stuck for ideas, we take a look at some of the best places to take your mountain bike in the UK to inspire your next ride.
1. Coed Y Brenin, North Wales
We couldn’t have a list of top mountain bike locations without including this one. Considered by many to be the birthplace of mountain bike centres, here you can find bike hire facilities, changing rooms, a café and variety of trails to choose from, ranging from those that suit beginners right through to those more suited to expert riders. If you want to really test your mountain bike out, this is a great option.
2. Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
Another impressive trail centre with a visitor centre, bike hire and shop all in one package. Cannock Chase is undergoing upgrades this year, meaning the routes should be in top condition and there is news of new routes being built in the pipeline. There are a range of trails and routes to choose from, including the famous ‘Dog Trail’, which offers a decent challenge to more experienced riders.