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Swinley Forest — MTB day trips from London

Swinley Forest — MTB day trips from London

Difficult
02:32
20.9 mi
8.2 mph
750 ft
750 ft
Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
2.18 mi
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Swinley Bike Hub

Mountain Biking Highlight

2.28 mi
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Swinley blue MTB loop

Mountain Biking Highlight

9.45 mi
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Swinley Forest MTB trails

Mountain Biking Highlight

13.6 mi
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MTB red loop hilltop

Mountain Biking Highlight

20.9 mi
Destination

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Singletrack: 9.22 mi
Path: 7.01 mi
Access Road: < 109 yd
Cycleway: 4.50 mi
Street: 216 yd
Road: < 109 yd

Surfaces

Natural: 6.41 mi
Unpaved: 3.27 mi
Gravel: 5.28 mi
Paved: 1.79 mi
Asphalt: 4.12 mi
Unknown: < 109 yd

Weather Forecast

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Katherine Moore planned a mountain bike ride.

July 4, 2020

Comments

  • Katherine Moore

    A real favourite for mountain bikers to the west of London, Swinley Forest is a brilliant trail centre a short distance from the city with a lot to offer. The work of Swinley Bike Hub and the force of trail volunteers, TrailTeam Swinley, what this area lacks in serious gradient it makes up for in a multitude of twisting trails and exhilaratingly fun berms. There’s something for everyone at Swinley Forest, from the family-orientated green trail to the moderate blue, the more advanced red trail and then the downhill trails featuring some steeper, more technical lines for more experienced riders. All this just a stone’s throw from the nearest train stations, so really easily accessible from all around. Here I propose you travel to Martins Heron train station, which is perfect as you don’t even need to ride along the road to get to the trail centre at Swinley Bike Hub. Simply follow the cycle path called Allsmoor Lane through Savernake Park and then onto Nine Mile Ride to get to the car park and hub at Swinley, where the trails start. The route includes a full route of the blue MTB trail first, returning to the trail centre (perhaps for a cuppa and something to eat?) before taking the wonderfully wide and easy fire road south to complete the more challenging red route. Of course, only ride what you feel comfortable with, and there’s plenty more to explore, especially in the Downhill Zone if you want to push yourself further! Finish off your ride by returning to the same train station via the same traffic-free cycle path that you arrived on, or back to the car park if you arrived by car.

    • July 4, 2020

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