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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Length of trail:

7 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Mountain biking on the Verderers’ Trail

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.

The trail has received huge plaudits and been one of the most popular trails in the country since its opening in 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 one of the skills areas near the trail start? This can help you get a feel for your bike and develop your off-road technique.


What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Great trail...first time i rode it i went over the handlebars on the last DH section and ended up with mild concussion for 3 weeks but I was riding like an idiot though so totally my fault...rode it twice today and got round without any drama's...great trail suitable for riders of all abilities,one of the best blue routes in the UK in my opinion 👍

Matthew Smith, 28/May/2018

Great trail just right for my 7 year old, hes been desperate to try some trail riding with his big brother and with no drop offs or big technical features this is a perfect introduction. We took plenty of snacks and water had a few stops and still got round in an hour and a half

Anonymous, 7/May/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

This is a great trail. I warmed up on the red grade Freeminers (great if you like tree roots!), but this blue route was loads more fun - plenty of climbing but loads of fast sweeping downhills and good surface for wet weather riding (Freeminers was a bit boggy. It's all over a bit quickly, but you just want to do it again.

Simon, 6/May/2018
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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Gradient (moderate)


OS Grid ref: SO 624 114

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