Reviews written by beardedbiggs

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November 16, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
3.5
Great Fun to be had in the peaks

started riding the peaks as my mate moved up there and i now use his place as a rather comfortable base! only done a few rides here however. the 2 best ones I have done so far are mam tor/rushupedge and the other is ladybower/derwent reservoirs. both had plenty...

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October 16, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
What a trail Center!!!

i am so annoyed at myself for not coming here years ago. The original and in my opinion the best. the skills area was alot of fun, especially the lemming rock drop section. played in here for ages! rode some of the blue while on...

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beardedbiggs
October 16, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
1.0
Penmachno red

got to say, some very mixed reviews when riding here. heard some people say amazing and some say awful. decided to ride and make my own mind up set off fairly early so we were the only ones out there at first, was such a peaceful place...

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April 23, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
England
Hicks Lodge blue route

hicks lodge is a small trail center with a nice cafe and a few different loops aimed more for beginners. the blue route is a fun loop with some fast berms and rollers. good for some fitness training. there is no big features here but you can have alot of...

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April 23, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
2.5
Lee Quarry red route

when we first arrived we werent sure where to park, there was the council building and some streets. we parked on the street near the start of the trail in the end. once we rode up the long access road climb we loved this place. followed the red climb...

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April 10, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Freeminers and Verderers xc trails

this place is brillliant. we did 2 laps, one of the blue (verderers) and one of the red (freeminers) did a quick lap of the skills loop first then started on the Verederers trail which was fun good singletrack. fast berms and a few options to get...

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June 27, 2017
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
2.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
1.0
Scotland
Good little loop

Rode here on our way to Kielder, was a short climb up the fire road to the start of the red descent. Wasnt bad, nothing challenging but had a good flow to it. worth a visit only if passing by or if you are in the area riding. feel there...

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June 26, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
2.0
callender estate red and blue

only found this place on a recent visit to the falkirk canal wheel. sppotted bike trails on a sign and decided to find them as we had the bikes in the van. cycled up the canal and some fire road from there to the skills loop at the greenrig car...

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June 26, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
3.0
bit of a surprise

wasnt expecting much. rode here at the end of a day of riding so we didnt have much left in the legs. started off pretty routing but once we got further into the trails we realised it was a little gem. loads of roots and technical sections, most had more...

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June 26, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
1.5
Carron Valley red route

a good little red route. the trail is split into 3 sections so that you can easily redo the section you have just done. the climb is nothing to challenging and reached the top of eas dubh without to much effort. the descent was good, few rocks jumps and...

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beardedbiggs
May 19, 2016 (Updated: August 24, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
2.5
Inners red route

Pulled into car park and at 8am it was already busy so we knew this place would be worth it! We geared up then started the climb. Damn was it technical but at the same time it was enjoyable. Alot of rocks and step ups. Couple of descents early on...

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beardedbiggs
May 19, 2016 (Updated: June 27, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
2.5
Facilities 
 
3.5
Deadwater fell and lonesome pine

Keilder has to be one of the most scenic trail centers a have been to. A lovely place to explore walk and ride. Choice of 3 red trails here. the deadwater trail, red with an optional black loop up to deadwater fell. At the start there is a small skills...

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beardedbiggs
September 14, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
2.5
fun little blue route

the scartree trail is about 3 miles long, so you can do a few laps round here pretty quickly, great to work on your fitness. 1 short climb a couple of short descents, lots of berms, a couple of rocks. some off piste bits, and a couple of opportunities to...

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August 02, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.0

Rode here recently and was very impressed. There were a few bits still being finished when I visited but the hub seemed very nice. My mate rented a bike from the shop and was very happy with it, especially at £13 for 2 hours. We set off and...

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beardedbiggs
July 31, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Bedgebury red with black

Rode here while on a holiday with family. Rented a hardtail from the shop on site for £20 for 2 hours. Wasn't a bad bike but nothing to special. Climbs weren't to bad. A couple of big ones on route that were a bit of a slog but in...

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beardedbiggs
May 10, 2015 (Updated: June 06, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
4.5
fast and fun

i rode The Twrch Trail at the end of a week long visit to wales so was pretty shattered but i still enjoyed it. i found the 1st section a bit of a slog but i putrt that down to the tiredness. when i visited there was a huge diversion...

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August 27, 2014 (Updated: May 10, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
the blade and whites level

we rode the blade trail which starts at Glyncorrwg Visitors Center. its a good climb up to the top, quite a long one but wasnt to grueling. the first proper descent was fantastic once into the woods, tight, wet, steep, slippy, and fun. the climb back up after wasnt! ...

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beardedbiggs
August 27, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
1.5

we pulled up into the fairly small car park thinking it would be packed but only 6 other cars there. set of on a long fire road climb, which led to a single track climb, which led to a fire road climb, which led to a single track climb etc...

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beardedbiggs
August 27, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.5

we set of a bit late in the day to do the full red route which was frustrating when we started to lose the light and decided to head back down the road. we did approx half the route and what we managed was very good. a lot of ups...

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April 08, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
1.5
cracking short trail

the car park is big enough for maybe 8 cars however we were the only ones in there! in an absolute downpour we set off onto the fireroad climb and slowly made our way up to the start of the red, through the clouds we could see down the valley...

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April 08, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
1.5
hopton woods, pearce xc (red)

after driving down some very windy country roads we found the car park and made our way onto the red route at daves start which is a cracking 1st descent that gets you right into the mood, we managed to ride after 3 days of torrential rain so were expecting...

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March 24, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
The Kitchener Trail

got a little lost at the start trying to find the beginning of the red route, but after a lap of the car park it was blatantly obvious. from the go i have to say that there isnt any big hills in this area, there is no lungbusting climbs or...

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beardedbiggs
March 15, 2014 (Updated: April 23, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
the (amazing) 8

from the start you get to see the high standard that these trails are built to very technical trails with a good mix of rocks (and lots of them) roots, climbs and descents. hully gully is a cracking section and well worth the trip alone! we didnt get to try...

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March 15, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
mabie...definitely

rode here last year and enjoyed the ride even though it didnt throw anything at you to challenging, one of those places that is perfect for the rider who is just getting into red routes as opposed to the seasoned trail shredder! that being said i would recommend anyone to...

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March 15, 2014 (Updated: March 15, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
1.0
one of the best bike parks around

chicksands is simply fantastic, there are seemingly no end of trails to try from 4x, dual slalom, a few mini down hill runs dirt jumps, pump track, cross country (not maintained) plus a few other bits and bobs. chicksands is perfect for honing your skills, racing your mates, or...

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March 15, 2014 (Updated: April 23, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
dont bottle the slab

i rode here about a year ago and very much enjoyed ourselves, there is quite a bit of fire road but i think the quality of the singletrack sections certainly make up for it, the slab is scary as f**k when on top of it looking down! (i bottled it...

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beardedbiggs
March 15, 2014 (Updated: April 23, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
3.0
worth a ride

its the lesser riden out of all the 7 stanes but that doesnt mean its one to avoid, the fact its in the middle of nowhere it was quite nice with pure peace and quiet. you start out in the town of newcastleton itself that has a pub shops etc...

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beardedbiggs
March 15, 2014 (Updated: September 10, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
dont be to quick to judge

firstly, its thetford, in suffolk, its flat, everyone with a vague idea of our country should know this so those who turn up here expecting massive climbs and descents needs a slap! thetford is great if you want to work on your fitness while still riding a fun trail....

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March 15, 2014 (Updated: October 04, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Top trail center

i ride here with the wife every week, most of the time a quick burst around the follow the dog but if time allows we venture onto the monkey trail. follow the dog starts from the car park and the first section "twist and shout" gets your legs working...

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beardedbiggs
March 15, 2014 (Updated: April 23, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
2nd time around a very different review!

we rode swinley again yesterday as the first time we came most of the trails were shut with diversions. we came away cursing the place and vowed never to step foot (or pedal) there again. however we decided to give it another chance now it would have dried out and...

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beardedbiggs
June 28, 2013 (Updated: April 23, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
5.0
glentress blue route

we are regular visitors to glentress forest. normally we do the red route but we decided to give the blue a go. we followed the outward red route to spooky wood as no visit to glentress is complete without the lungbusting climb up spooky and then the fast fun...

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June 28, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
roots

if you like riding roots then you will enjoy drumlanrig. we arrived down an impressive entrance to be greeted by drumlanrig castle. very impressive looking building and would have enjoyed a look around it if it wasnt for the trail here. we paid the very expensive...

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May 27, 2013 (Updated: October 28, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.0

Just ride here and stop wasting your time reading the reviews

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