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Cycling and mountaing biking

Family cyclingAre you looking for a gentle family cycle ride in a beautiful woodland setting?


Mountain biking on single trackOr maybe some high-speed mountain biking round Bedgebury's challenging singletrack?



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

What's on offer

  • 10km of family cycle track round the 2000 acre forest
  • Over 13km 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 *currently not available due to cafe development building works
  • Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club

Cycle Trails

Single track
Family cycle trail
Family short cycle loop

Safety - We strongly recommend that you wear appropriate safety gear, including safety helmets, on all cycling routes throughout the forest, and that you please respect all other forest visitors.


Cycle HireQuench Cycles logo

Quench Cycles runs the cycle shop at Bedgebury and thier business is bulit around a passion for everything cycling.

They can help families, groups and indiviuals explore the forest by supplying a range of mountain bikes and adapted cycles, along with sales, repairs, clothing and accessories. They also offer coaching sessions, guided rides, childrens parties and much more.

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

Quench Cycles at BedgeburyWhether you want to take a leisurely tour around the family trails or have a blast around the 13km single track and come back mud-spattered, hiring your bikes from Quench Cycles means you can just turn up and ride.

Cycle coaching and leading facilities include:

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

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, Quench will be happy to help. They can even arrange local delivery.

Quench Cycles are open 7 days a week all year round from 8am

Call 01580 879694 or visit Quench Cycles website or e-mail


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


Bedgebury Office

01580 879820

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