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Cycling and mountain biking at Bedgebury

Are you looking for a gentle family cycle ride in a beautiful woodland setting?  Or maybe some high-speed mountain biking round Bedgebury's challenging single-track routes?

Our trails offer something for everyone, from beginners and families looking for a fun day out to adrenalin junkies looking for challenge.

What's on offer

  • 10km of newly surfaced family cycle track round the 2000 acre forest

  • Over 12km of single-track mountain biking

  • Cycle hire, purchase and repair

  • Adapted cycles for hire for disabled people and people with learning difficulties

  • Showers for both riders and their bikes

  • Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club   



Cycle coaching and leading

  • Real Spin - Women's cycle fitness
  • Holiday & after school MTB for young people
  • Disability cycling


We offer a number of cycling trails to suit all abilities. Vist any of the links below for more information.

Trail News

Gloomy Wood

The Gloomy Wood section ofthe Singletrack is now open again and riding well.

Bedgebury Bike Park

The Dirt Jump is now open again.  The Northshore has been dismantled (it had reached the end of its natural life)  Other cycle routes round the forest are fully operational.

Read British Cycling's review of the cycle trails at Bedgebury.

Cycle Hire

Quench Cycles logoQUENCH CYCLES @ BEDGEBURY helps you explore the forest by supplying a range of mountain bikes and adapted cycles.

If you're looking for the perfect day out at one of the UK's newest and best activity centres, you've come to the right place. Let QUENCH CYCLES @ BEDGEBURY provide all you need to have fun and keep fit at the same time.

Whether you want to take a leisurely tour of the 9km family trails or blast round the 13km single track and come back mud-spattered, hiring your bikes from QUENCH CYCLES @ BEDGEBURY means you can just turn up and ride.

In addition, if you're planning a cycling trip outside of Bedgebury (for example: you wish to go cycling on the South Downs with a group of friends) and you'd like to hire bikes for the occasion, we'd be happy to help. We can even arrange local delivery.

Visit Quench Cycles website.

Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club

Bedgebury Forest Cycling Club logoLocal experts and enthusiasts have now set up the Bedgebury Cycle Club, in order to accommodate the views and ideas of regular visitors and to ensure the successful evolution of the cycle trails.

The club is affiliated to British Cycling, ensuring that Bedgebury will be able to host BC approved events. The club will meet monthly in Bedgebury’s new Visitor Centre.

Membership benefits include an annual car parking pass, free showers and bike-wash, and discounts on parts and accessories in the Bedgebury bike shop run by Quench Cycles.

Members have assisted with waymarking for the singletrack and freeride area, the extension and re-routing of the singletrack and the development of a dirt-jump area.  Other regular activities include night-rides and social events.

To join visit our Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club website.

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East Forest District

What's of interest

Cycle Trails

Single track
Family cycle trail
Family short cycle loop


We strongly recommend that you wear appropriate safety gear, including safety helmets, on all cycling routes throughout the forest.

Bike shop

Quench Cycles runs the cycle shop at Bedgebury; providing bike hire, sales, repairs, clothing and accessories.

Please call 01580 879694.

Quench Cycles