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Cycling and mountain 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.

Make the most of your forest adventure with our Cycle Happy activity sheets. 

Just ask for a Cycle Happy Activity Sheet from the Visitor Centre or from Quench Cycles. There are three different sheets, one for your mind, one for your body, one for your soul, and they are FREE! You'll find lots of ideas for fun things to try out on your ride, with activities for the whole family. You can also download the three activity sheets here.

What do we offer

  • 10km of family cycle track round the 2000 acre forest
  • Over 13km of single-track mountain biking
  • Cycle hire, purchase and repair from Quench Cycles
  • Adapted cycles for hire for disabled people and people with learning difficulties
  • Showers for both riders and their bikes
  • Membership of the Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club

Our 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 HireNew Quench logo

Award winning 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@quench.co.uk

In 2016 Quench Cycles took the title for Best Community Impact and were also finalists in the Best Retailer category at the Business Excellence Forum Awards. They are also recognised as a CTC Centre of Excellence.

Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club

Bedgebury Forest Cycling Club logoLocal MTB enthusiasts set up the Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club in 2006 in order to accommodate the views and ideas of regular visitors and to ensure the successful evolution of the cycle trails.

MTB trail BedgeburyThe club has a growing membership of all ages and abilities, so whether you are a serious mountain biker or just like to take it easy we think there’s something for everyone.

 

Membership benefits include an annual vehicle admission pass, free showers and bike-wash, as well as discounts in the Bedgebury bike shop run by Quench Cycles and the Bedgebury Cafe.

Bedgebury MTB trailThere are also regular activities which include ladies rides, night-rides, a junior club, coaching, and social events. It also has a monthly meeting at the Bedgebury’s Visitor Centre which any member wishing to get involved is very welcome to join.

The club is affiliated to British Cycling, ensuring that Bedgebury will be able to host BC approved events.

Membership and vehicle admission fees paid to Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club go exclusively into trail development and maintenance, so by becoming a member and paying the annual unlimited vehicle admission fee to the club you will be contributing to a better trail centre.

Working with the Forestry Commission, the bike club also plays a major part in Bedgebury's MTB trail development, with members assisting with trail maintenance, waymarking, extension and re-routing of the singletrack. The volunteer group meets on the second saturday of every month and new members are always welcome! 

To find out more and to join visit the Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club website

Last updated: 26th April 2016

Contact

Bedgebury Office

01580 879820
bedgebury@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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