Review Detail

England 32520
Brilliant
(Updated: June 07, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
1.5
The Hills offer a really unique combination of xc, all mountain and some euro trails that are great for developing skills. Less confidant riders need to be aware of the very changeable weather that comes with the mountainous altitude, and also the descents too. Hard tails are generally fine however mid-travel full suspension bikes are the norm there for tackling all of the trails. A mountain bike is essential.

User Review

Good Points
This is an amazingly natural and diverse mountain biking trail. The north end offers some sweeping xc trails with outstanding views, as well as some exceptionally technical endure climbs to the Beacon on the West Side. Thew central area offers loads of single track on the east side above Malvern Wells. The ridge is fun fast and often quite technical. Whilst the area is small there is a huge variety and the climbs are huge. The variety of trail also suits all kinds of riders although less experienced riders should stick to north of the Wyche cutting.
Bad Points
There are no trail facilities or hire. However there are extensive cafés and shops in Malvern which can be accessed by a fun single track trail by St Anne's Well from the Beacon. Another downside is the prevalence of people on the bike tracks, as the other review shows many of whom are angry at anything on two wheels for no reason. Saying that the relationship between walkers and cyclists has improved drastically over the last 6 months, with a good relationship starting to build. Some of the single track on the South End is also often muddy, although some of it is down a stream which is fun although can be cold in the winter.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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