Queen Elizabeth Country Park Mountain Biking

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Grin Factor
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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
Did it develop or push your skills and leave you with more to come back and learn
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Not too shabby
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
3.5
Much has been said of late about the new sections of trail at the QECP so we thought we’d pay it a visit.

So 6 of us made the 80 mile journey to QECP yesterday frankly not expecting too much.

We’d heard of the MBR Award for the Blue trail which sounded fun, but we had also heard that the Red trail was very very sketchy in the wet. Well as you’ll see from the video, we are obviously pretty hardcore here in Wiltshire – or just used to the sticky mud!

In my opinion you can ride both trails in all conditions, but the Blue will definitely hold up better in the wet.

Don't dismiss it and when its dry it must a a real blast..

User Review

Good Points
Enough for a few hours
Great new BLUE sections
Some challenging little climbs (RED)
Flowy
Accessible for all abilities
Bad Points
Maybe not enough for advanced riders
Would you recommend?
Yes
QECP MTB - Queen Elizabeth Country Park First Ride Review
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Pleasantly Surprised
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Much has been said of late about the new sections of trail at the QECP so we thought we’d pay it a visit.

So 6 of us made the 80 mile journey to QECP yesterday frankly not expecting too much.

We’d heard of the MBR Award for the Blue trail which sounded fun, but we had also heard that the Red trail was very very sketchy in the wet. Well as you’ll see from the video, we are obviously pretty hardcore here in Wiltshire – or just used to the sticky mud!

In my opinion you can ride both trails in all conditions, but the Blue will definitely hold up better in the wet.

Don't dismiss it and when its dry it must a a real blast..

User Review

Good Points
Good variety
Family friendly
Not too busy (but it was mucky)
Accessible for all abilities
Bad Points
Official trails don't really offer much for advanced riders
Would you recommend?
Yes
QECP MTB - Queen Elizabeth Country Park First Ride Review
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Great place to ride
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Fantastic when dry, exciting when wet!....

User Review

Good Points
Great variety of trails, especially the off-piste stuff....
Bad Points
No bike wash.
Lack of signs to warn public about walking on the mtb trails
Would you recommend?
Yes
S
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More work done by the qecp collective
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
My local haunt

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Good Points
The trail collective volunteers are always improving the trails where they are aloud to and have plans to improve the red route when the blue is finished.

The blue is so much fun now with loads of berms to swoop round and is rideable in all conditions
Bad Points
The only bad points which is out of the collectives hands are no bike wash and the trail signage is poor as you can get a lot of walkers straying on the trails again nothing to do with the collective they have asked the forestry commision and Hampshire County council that over see the park to do something about it
Would you recommend?
Yes
J
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A good start with hopefully more to come!
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Overall a good bike trail set in an area sparsely populated with good built hilly mountainbiking trails.

User Review

Good Points
Went for some trail mountain biking. Would thorougly recommend it if its dry like today.

There are two trails there:
-A nice blue with some reasonably gentle climbing and some good quick flowy downhill, just about looked doable for those riders on non suspension bikes.
-A tricky red (was probably a bit tired by this point!) with some quite tricky climbing at times and some tricky but good downhill (about right for a red trail), good features being added.

Trails were well maintained when I went but due to soil being chalky, would be slippery when wet.

Good cafe and all day parking was a very reasonable £3.50 to top it off.
Bad Points
There are only two built trails here and may not satisfy all mountain bike taste (but does link in to the south downs way so lots of other riding available and there seems like massive scope for the place to expand and build new trail!)

Would you recommend?
Yes
MP
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QECP MORE TRAIL SIGNS .
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Grin Factor 
 
2.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
2.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
3.5
IN THE DRY THIS IS AN AWESOME PLACE TO RIDE , IN THE WET ITS SO SLIPPERY ON THE CHALK TRAILS BUT STILL THATS ALL PART OF THE FUN ;) . THE TRAIL SIGNS ARE A BIG PROBLEM , I FEEL THAT THEY ARE NOT DIRECTIONAL ENOUGH AND NOT ENOUGH OF THEM , SO NEW RIDERS TO THE AREA WILL OFTEN GO THE WRONG WAY UP OR DOWN A TRAIL . THE OTHER PROBLEM ARE DOG WALKERS ON THE BIKE TRAILS , BUT I THINK WITH BETTER SIGNS THIS COULD GET BETTER AND SAFER .

User Review

Good Points
THE TRAILS ARE WELL LOOKED AFTER BY THE TRAIL ALLIANCE .
Bad Points
TRAIL DIRECTIONAL SIGNS ARE BAD . WALKERS AND DOG WALKERS LIKE TO WALK THE BICYCLE TRAILS . PARKING IS EXPENSIVE £3.50 NOW FOR MORE THAN ONE HOUR .
Would you recommend?
Yes
Y5
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A great place to ride for all levels
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Been riding QECP for years and its always getting better.

The blue good track has nothing too steep either up or down and is good for all abilities. The trail stays dry almost all year round as its gravel based. It's a bit like sections of Swinley, smooth and fast when pointing down with steady climbs. I ride this trail with my 12-year-old son.

The red is more natural and has off camber steeper sections but still great fun. It's a good track to test your skills and the descents will put a smile on your face. All jumps and small drop-offs all rollable or can be avoided altogether if you want. The climbs on the red are more rooty and therefore more challenging.

I would recommend warming up on the blue and then dropping in on the red.

User Review

Good Points
Best place in the area, love it!
Great mix of riding
Trails are maintained by a passionate group of guys
Beautiful setting and close to the South Downs Way
Bad Points
No bike shop or wash so come prepared
The chalk on the red switchbacks can be like ice if very wet
Would you recommend?
Yes
G
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Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
QECP has been my home for riding for many years, starting from casual riding with the occasional decent.. To a serious competitive DH/Enduro rider where every moment on two wheels is nothing but a thrill.
You can ride the trails exactly how you want, fast or slow.. Once at the bottom, you'll certainly be grinnin'!
Most of my free time is happily spent riding QE's epic trails, for me (and as I'm sure for you), it never gets old. Due to its great build, natural vibe, and welcoming feel (other than the occasional miserable old walker) I'll always be hooked!

You'll end the day wanting more.. But you're ass would by that point, have had enough!
Get involved and go see what you're missing out on!
Happy shreddin'

User Review

Good Points
Great fun for all levels of riding.
Trails well maintained.
Great for progressive riding.
Based in an fantastic location.
QECP Trail Collective - a great community.
And many more.
Bad Points
Some of the local walkers who believe it isn't a place for mountain biking.
But don't let that ruin your day!
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Coming up to three decades of development
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
I've been riding up at QECP for 26yrs, and it's now the most fun it's ever been with dedicated investment from the QECP Trail Collective

I link up bridleways & Red & Blue Trails for a quick 90 minute loop, or include some cheeky trails when I want to mix it up a bit!

User Review

Good Points
Blue Trails are accessible by anyone
Red Trails are a step up, but an easy transition to more riding skills.
All the trails are easy to interlink and you can form one big loop
Bad Points
The winter mud
Parking can be a pain, but you will find someon
Would you recommend?
Yes
M
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Qecp getting better all the time
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
Give it a try

Could do with bike wash facilities

User Review

Good Points
Been riding here almost 30 years and the place is getting better and better all the time lately due to the trail building collective always adding new features on the red run and extending the blue run and adding new features to it too
Bad Points
A pain when very wet the chalky ground gets very slippery
Would you recommend?
Yes
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