Christmas Riding Roundup – Southern UK
Got time off over Christmas and fancy hitting the trails? We’re always happy to facilitate biking escapism here’s a round up of places across the South of England and their opening times plus a couple of organised rides that might be of interest.
Biketart MTB Rideout
15 December – meet at Biketart HQ, Barham – 9.30am for 10am start
29 December – meet at Biketart HQ, Barham – 9.30am for 10am start
Ladies Multi Club Xmas Ride – Forest of Dean
22 December meet at 10am. Meet at Pedalabikeaway
Loose Riders Forest of Dean – Post Christmas Pedal
29 December – meet at 10am
Hip Flask and Singletrack Crimbo Ride at Friston Forest
22 December 10.30am – 1.30pm
Forest of Dean
Trails are open every day, Pedalabikeaway is open every day apart from 25 December
Penshurst Bike Park
Open every day from 8am
Okeford Hill Bike Park
Uplift running – 22/23 December and 29/30 December. Opens at 10am.
Monday – Friday 9am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday 8.30am-4pm
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Open every day, but the cafe and shop will be closed on 24 and 25 December
Swinley Bike Hub
Monday to Sunday 9am – 4pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday 8.30am-4pm
CLOSED for winter from 17 December
Gawton Gravity Hub
Open dawn to dusk 365 days/year to day pass holders and members.
Bike Park Wales
Open every day apart from 24, 25, 26 December
Fly Up 417
Open Friday to Tuesday, 10am to approx 4pm (15 complete runs). Closed 24, 25, 26 December
Chicksands Bike Park
Open every day unless there’s snow!
Open from 8.30am daily. Closed Christmas Day
Open every day