iBikeRide are delighted to announce the Top UK Trails and Bike Parks of 2015 as decided by the UK riding public.
In first place taking the iBikeRide UK Trail and Bike Park of the Year crown for 2015 is BikePark Wales. They take the crown from last years winners Glentress who this year come second, followed by Coed y Brenin who take 3rd.
There are 6 English, 5 Welsh and 4 Scottish mountain bike trail centres in the top 15 Trails and Bike Parks of 2015. Although there are more English trail centres in the top 15 than any other country, for the first time no English trail centres managed to make it into the top 5 this year and only 3 made it into the top 10 UK Trails and Bike Parks. In contrast there are a whopping 3 Welsh centres in the top 5 UK Trails and Bike Parks and an impressive five Welsh centres overall in the top 10 UK Trails and Bike Parks. Wales is the clear force dominating UK mountain bike riding in 2015.
It is also always great to see new faces enter the Top 15 UK Trails and Bike Parks. This year there are three new entries: Laggan Wolftrax in the Scottish Highlands at number 5, Farmer Johns MTB Park in Stockport in England in at number 6 and PORC in Kent, England at number 10.
It's worth calling out that Farmer Johns MTB Park is not only a new entrant but has also taken pole position in England to be awarded Top English Trail and Bike Park of 2015 in the country specific awards.
The Top 15 UK Trails and Bike Parks
|2||Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre||4.80||1|
|3||Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike Trail Centre||4.68||4|
|4||Afan Forest Mountain Bike Trail Centre||4.66||3|
|6||Farmer Johns MTB Park||4.58||/|
|7||Antur Stiniog Mountain Bike Trail Centre||4.58||6|
|8||Gisburn Forest Bike Trails||4.57||5|
|9||Coed Llandegla Mountain Bike Centre||4.50||11|
|11||Hamsterley Forest and Descend Hamsterley Mountain Bike Trails||4.46||7|
|12||Chicksands Bike Park||4.45||8|
|13||Kirroughtree Mountain Bike Trail Centre||4.43||10|
|14||Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trail Centre||4.42||13|
|15||Cannock Chase Mountain Bike Centre||4.28||12|
We are also pleased to publish the top three winners per country and by riding discipline as below.
Top Trails and Bike Parks by Country
1) BikePark Wales, 2) Coed y Brenin 3) Afan Forest
1) Glentress 2) Laggan Wolftrax 3) Kirroughtree
1) Farmer Johns MTB Park 2) Gisburn 3) PORC
Top Trails and Bike Parks by Discipline
UK XC / Trail Centre
1) Glentress 2) Coed y Brenin 3) Afan Forest
UK Bike Park / Downhill Centre
1) BikePark Wales 2) Farmer Johns 3) Antur Stiniog
In summary our winner BikePark Wales walks away with 3 pole position awards.
- UK Trail of the Year
- Welsh Trail of the Year
- UK Bike Park / Downhill Centre of the Year
Glentress wins 3 awards:
- 2nd place for UK Trail of the Year
- 1st place for Scottish Trail of the Year
- 1st place for the UK XC Centre of the Year
Coed y Brenin wins 3 awards:
- 3rd place for UK Trail of the Year
- 2nd place for Welsh Trail of the Year
- 2nd place for XC Centre of the Year
Each of the top 3 trails and bike parks will receive a plaque in recognition. This will be both a physical plaque they can display for their trail centre as well as a digital badge for their listing on iBikeride and their own website and social media.
IBIKERide want to thank all the riders who contributed their reviews on the site, our sponsors of the campaign Muddy Cwtch and the local volunteer trail communities and trail organisations all around the UK.