Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:7 miles
Trail is currently open
The highly rated Verderers’ trail, designed and built by Rowan Sorrell's 'Back on Track' team, is an exciting and adventurous trail for both intermediate and experienced cyclists on mountain bikes.
You’ll encounter a combination of different surfaces, narrow sections, moderate climbs, humps, flowing berms and undulating whoops. There are two shortcuts back to the cycle centre if you decide the trail is not suitable for you.
Take on the ‘Iron Chicken and ‘Blue String Pudding’ before the final descent of the trail which has received huge plaudits since its completion in the summer 2011. The trail overall gives a massive feeling of fun and riders complete the final downhill section with a huge grin. Feedback has been unanimously positive with rave reviews from both hardcore cyclists and those that have not ridden a bike for many years.
Before cycling the trail, why not try out the skills loop near the trail start? This can help you get a feel for your bike and develop your off-road technique.
Pedalabikeaway (shop, cafe, toilets, workshop and bike hire) are now closed on Wednesdays outside of school holidays until 17th February 2016. Normal parking charges still apply on these days.
The nearest cafe when Pedalabikeaway is closed is at Beechenhurst Lodge, a short 5 minute cycle ride over the bridge at the start of the Family Cycle Trail.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsAnonymous, 5/Jan/2016
Rode it from the start at the top to the end at the bottom. Not a loop, not a circuit, you just got to keep on going until you reach the end Ben.
4 StarsGazlar, 19/Sep/2015
Rode the Verderers on Friday (18th September) and the work is complete. Contrary to some thoughts, I don't believe any changes have been made other than repair work (I may be wrong.....). It is still exhilerating and you will finish with the biggest of grins.
5 StarsAnonymous, 25/Aug/2015
A fun and at times challenging trail. I was a little nervous about tackling the final red section but I loved it.