Queen Elizabeth Country Park Mountain Biking

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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
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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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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 .

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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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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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Do you like skids?? I do!!
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
I'd love to see more decending tracks accessed from the blue uphill trail (one good uphill is enough for me; I'm still in it for the downhill!) - Ideally a long decent which maximises the length of the downhill, minimising the amount of braking needed and with a few optional jumps/rollers etc...1 track with optional lines and choices.

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Good Points
Having been riding mostly dh for the past 5 or 6 years I'm really enjoying 'mountain biking ' (riding up and down) at QECP. The blue climb is great and accesses some of the best tracks in the park. It's a great Hill too and coming from Southampton it's the closest Hill worth visiting ~ lots of climbing / decending can be achieved in a short time, there are some great fun sections too.
Bad Points
In the wet it's challenging to say the least!! More flowing dh trails please!
Would you recommend?
Yes
M
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Local Stomping Ground
(Updated: June 07, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
2.5
Facilities 
 
3.0
Its alright.

User Review

Good Points
I guess this is technically the closest trail center to my current household. Doesn't really fill me with excitement I have to be honest - mainly use it to keep the phys levels up.

Only ridden the red multiple times which is pretty rooty and in the wet is pretty lethal, but then I do like the technical challenge of it.

Some nice descending berms and jumps, some pretty fast flowing parts in the dry. The last bit down into the car park has been revamped and is much better.

Very family orientated.
Bad Points
Gets ridiculously crazy muddy on the trails when wet. No places to rinse bike quickly afterwards.

I think they need to add some faster sections into the trail but then I am a bit of a speed freak.

Could do with more trails - I believe the blue is being developed though.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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QECP RED Trail
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
3.0

User Review

Good Points
I've ridden QECP for many years and in recent times the efforts of the QECP collective have transformed good trails into great trails. The RED trail offers a good variety of single track technical climbs & descents, small jumps culminating in a fun downhill section with medium berms.
Any regular riders would soon develop some good skills on the varied terrain which for the beginner can be easily rolled or can be milked for fun by the more advanced riders. Trails are well marked with plenty of parking and a good visitors centre for refreshments.
Bad Points
The chalky subsoil and off camber rooted trails can be quite slippery in damp conditions.
Would you recommend?
Yes
Riding the berms
Half way round on the first set of berms and jumps
Single track climb
RT
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S'ok
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Neat little track

User Review

Good Points
Close to home, Leads out to other trails
Bad Points
Bit short
Would you recommend?
Yes
J
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