Queen Elizabeth Country Park Mountain Biking

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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
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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!

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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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Thars gold in dem dare hills
(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
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. The red has had new extensions also in the last few years and although sharp to climb it offers a few technical challenges getting up and a number of really fun small jumps and drops on the descents.

The park really comes into its own though when you head down the other side from the top of the blue or head left from the top of the red and hit the non-waymarked hand carved downhill descents. Here it gets steep, narrow, loose, off camber in places, really flowing in others and is dispersed with drops. It's a warren of grin-inducing lines. Love it.

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Good Points
- Nice switchbacks
- Good workout due to sharp ups and downs
- Few neat jumps and kickers thrown in
- Fantastic downhill style hand carved non-waymarked trails.
Bad Points
- Waymarked trails a bit short given how much available terrain there seems
- chalk base makes it slippy and prone to mud in the wet.
Would you recommend?
Yes
S
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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'

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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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Proper trails
(Updated: October 22, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
2.5
Best in summer but still something special about drifting around in the winter muck. 

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Good Points
Fast when dry, slippery when wet, but always fun. Good 'natural' feeling trails with plenty of roots and loose stoney bits. Good climbs and some pretty sketchy descents, but nothing outrageous and everything is rollable. You might be disappointed if you love polished surface bike parks, or huge jumps, but fantastic xc style natural trails that are waymarked with good gradients.
Bad Points
Please get a bike wash - that Hampshire chalky clag loves my car upholstery. Sometimes it can be unrideable in deep winter. Chalk is slippery if you have cheapo tyres so you may want to upgrade if you've just got into biking.
Would you recommend?
Yes
G
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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!....

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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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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.

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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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QECP reborn
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
All the work done and underway at QECP have really brought the park back into the limelight after nearly 20 years. The new updated route is still on the short side but still packs in nearly 1000ft of climbing and descent, is almost all singletrack and includes a multitude of different types of riding to get your teeth into, hard climbs, masses of roots, steep burms, tables and drops. You'll want to do two at least two laps to get the most out of the trail if you've not been before! After that you'll e ready to hit the on-site cafe and grab some lovely cake :p

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Good Points
Good variety of features and trail styles. Very little fire road. Active trail building group. Easy access to extensive local bridleway network and the south downs for some properly epic days out. Easy access, good cheap parking and cafe.
Bad Points
Red trail a bit short ( just do it twice if once is not enough ;) ), blue/purple beginner trail in need of update ( some time in 2013 ). Gets muddy in winter, but hey this is mountain biking right?
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Great Fun Red Trail
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
Great Fun Red Trail, Two Lap and it well worth a trip.
Looking forward to the work on the blue trail and all the races in 2013.

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Good Points
New sections of trail
Berms
Jumps
Roots
Steep ups
Steep Downs
Bad Points
Gets Muddy in winter
Need a bike Wash
Would you recommend?
Yes
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QE Country Park
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
3.5

User Review

Good Points
Fun, fast, and flowing. Nice coffee shop at the end. Also doesn't get that busy either so you can sometimes find yourself out there alone, which is great if you want to try and nail that berm or drop off over and over again.
Bad Points
Blue trail/purple needs an upgrade.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Great little single track
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
3.0
Wet just changes the ride!

User Review

Good Points
A great trail to challenge you technically and improve your skills. Especially in the wet! Some good lung burn to be had if you go full gas all the way. Great to mix up the blue and red. New blue is getting more all weather parts which will help winter fitness. New blue end has some new fun berm sections. Not an extreme place but great for xc singletrack grins! Which for me is the heart and soul of mtb. Many off piste extras to be had near by if you explore or tag a local. Not sure about some reviews " not enough fast sections" try pedaling faster! If you top ten the last downhill you will be flying!!
Bad Points
No bike wash. Mind you they just put in a bike stand with tools and a pump. Concreted in. So maybe bike wash coming.
Would you recommend?
Yes
EG
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