Dalby Forest mountain bike trail centre is a modern trail centre with green, blue, red and black routes giving something for all abilities.
It also has a neat bike park with jumps and a pump track. The modern visitors centre has a decent cafe and car park.
SingletrAction Volunteer Trail Building Group who work closely with the Forestry Commission to make all this possible.
Red Route (23 miles, 37km)
- This is made up of many short ups and downs of single track. There are drops, berms, rock gardens and shore. The trail starts at Dixon's Hollow car park and Low Dalby. The Courtyard where the trail starts is located in the village of Low Dalby one and a half miles from the entrance to the forest.
Black Route (4 miles, 6.5km)
- This is a World Cup course. It's short but has very steep climbs and-and custom carved also steep technical descents. The black trail starts from Adderstone Field which is approximately 5 miles along Dalby Forest Drive from Dalby Forest Visitor Centre and Shop.
Blue Route (8 miles, 13km)
- This trail is long but easy to ride on mainly forest roads. Some of the climbs and descents are quite steep. The trail starts at Low Dalby car park. It also includes a couple of easier sections of the red route for rider progression.In 2016 they built two new off-road sections on the blue including a superb descent to finish. In 2017 they opened a new 600-meter section of Blue trail, this is to introduce off-road riding with a fun flowing line that can be ridden at any speed you like.
- A short couple of green family routes is also here. The 2-mile Ellersway Family Cycle Route or the 6 mile Green cycle route.
- The bike park at Dixons Hollow with 4X, shore and a pump track. Starts from the same location as the red trail.
Phase 1 of the replacement for the old skinnies at Dixons Hollow is complete and open in 2017. Built in partnership between the Forestry Commission and volunteer group SingletrAction, this advanced pump track has large berms, doubles, rock drops and plenty of rollers. The line has been built in memory of Clare Anne Woodall who was the lead volunteer for the SingletrAction Dalby group. Clare had so much passion and time for the trails in Dalby and is greatly missed by us all.
Phase 2 will be on its way later in 2017 which consists of a 100-meter long line of table tops! This feeds in nicely with existing trails to make a loop around Dixons Hollow.
- If you have ridden this mountain bike trail at Dalby Forest then please share your experiences with us and write a short review or post some pictures or videos to this listing.