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Rostrevor Mountain Bike Centre

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  • Information:
  • Type: Purpose Built Centre
  • Grades: Red, Black, Orange
  • Riding: Cross-Country, Downhill
  • Facilities: Pay and Display, Toilets, Cafe, Bike Wash, Bike Hire, Showers, Uplift Service, Campsite, Accommodation
  • Distance(s): Under 5km, 11-20km, 21-30km
  • Number: +44 (0)28 4377 0714
  • Country: Northern-ireland
  • County: Down
  • Website: Rostrevor
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Tim:
Avg 5.00
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Rostrevor

Excellent bike park. Friendly and experienced staff. Uplift service is great and very regular, with a very helpful and funny driver. Who went out of his way to come back to pick me up after a puncture. Great variety of trails, from very technical stuff, to Mega Mission which has huge jumps and Berms. You can ride the stuff whether you are experienced, or in my case a beginner, the faster you go, the more challenging it becomes. Very helpful staff who will give you plenty of advice, and if you offer them Chicken Nuggets and a can of Harp, they will actually go up the trails with you to show you what and where to go. Rental bikes available are new and in perfect order.

Good points:

Great staff Great variety of trails Great uplift service Great views Great rental bikes

Bad points:

Nothing negative to add really.

Would you recommend?

Yes

Date written:

09/09//2016 - almost 8 years ago

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Relay Man:
Avg 4.38
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Took the bikes over on the ferry from Birkenhead to Belfast as we were staying at a lovely barn conversion (Crotlieve 4 bed 3 bath and good bike cleaning facilities). This was my first ride in Northern Ireland and was delighted to see we were staying 100m from the Rostrevor MTB trail. On Sunday I joined the trail high up the valley and was directed by a few friendly local riders towards 'Heart Attack Hill' - I edged my bets as I was riding solo and pushed as I neared the top. From there I really enjoyed the variety of the trail, very different from my local trails at Swinley Forest (I'll post a few photos), you can make the ride as difficult as you want or are able. On the many rocky sections it was a good boost to confidence every time you come through unscathed, managed to navigate back to Crotlieve. Could wait to take my 14 year old lad out during the week, this time we took the road downhill to the start of the trail in Rostrevor. From there it was a hard ride and push in parts to the top (didn't find the uplift service, but did see it in use later in the week). We were rewarded with spectacular views but eventually we found ourselves above the cloud base. We took the Red trail down and absolutely loved it, I'd recommend lights as visibility was poor in the depth of the woods with the cloud, a good test though (could be my eyes!). All in all a most enjoyable ride and a good workout.

Good points:

Great location above Carlingford Lough Trails are as testing as you make them Photo opportunities Mid-week real feeling of being away from the madding crowd Friendly MTB riders Good work-out

Bad points:

I couldn't quite make it up 'Heart Attack' hill (that's avoidable if you start at the beginning)

Would you recommend?

Yes

Date written:

31/12//2014 - over 9 years ago

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leroy cogmeister:
Avg 2.88
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rossi trails

i enjoy riding here but would much rather ride natural trails

Good points:

there is a good variety of trails here the views are epic

Bad points:

the dh trails are not really suitable for beginners or for learning. lacks changing facilities brutal first climb needs to be single track puts new riders off going

Would you recommend?

Yes

Date written:

29/12//2014 - over 9 years ago

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