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Downhill course (Forest of Dean)

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

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Latitude
51.69979984974196
Longitude
-2.4609375
Trail Directions
Follow directions to the cycle centre then go down the track behind it.
Trail Length
1
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Cinderford
   


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Review Date
January 7, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: ObscuraSky ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The marker on the map is completely in the wrong place; it's not even in Gloucestershire.

The DH track at the Forest of Dean Cycle Centre is solid, but a little short. Some 'extra' downhill can be found directly above it on the hill, which is pretty good too.

Accommodation can be a problem. We stay at a pub called the Fountain Inn, at Parkend.

Recommended Route:
Start at Pedalabikeaway cycle centre (stupid name) and take the track just to the left of the FODCA trail start/finish point. That leads you to a push-up track which follows some power cables.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There's a ton of really good riding in the Forest, but a lot of it can be hard to find without local knowledge. There's another, equally good, steep/technical downhill just north of Broadwell jumps, and some really good, fast flowing singletrack near Parkend.



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Review Date
April 17, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: steve007uk ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The forest of dean is fantastic mtb country. I try and get off the main tracks as often as possible to give myself (and the bike) a bit more of a challenge - and also it gets me away from the family cyclists, normally seen riding apollo and blocking the track!

Recommended Route:
Impossible there are so many, but I will be sure to take me camera out when the UK weather (and cindeford climate) improves.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There is a nice but short track down to mallards pike, drops down near a stream, no massive drops, but hit it at speed and the rocks and tree roots make for interesting handling ;-)



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ObscuraSky (12/28/2008)
Some of the best Mountain Biking trails in England can be found in the Forest of Dean, but not many people rate the place because you need local knowledge to find the really good stuff. Parkend is a great base. We stay in a pub there, and the landlady's husband knows some killer rides.
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Review Date
December 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Leon ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I have ridden here for the last year every sunday and the place is awesome there is the main course which is very rocky and rooty with 2 cheese wedge drops and a ditch jump and road gap!If you venture along the fire trail away from the cycle centre there is at least another 8 runs that another local rider has built containing more drops and jumps and well built berms.

Recommended Route:
pedal a bike away ask the guys they'll help



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Review Date
September 13, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: colin ,  Downhiller

Summary:
my mate and i were riding through the forest coz we needed a spoke key from the shop. we got lossed!! but we found an amazzzin down hill run, and more!!! all u have to do is explore and there are millions of runs there. my mate bent his bars so eventualy we had to go back to the shop. the shop is really good for spare parts which you have damaged. the outside of the shop does not look that gud, but it is. there are lots of campsites around so it is easy to stay around. there are lots of cycle routes all over the forest, but some parts do not alow bikes so watchout. for the trail riders there are also some really good runs. the forest is good for a wide variety of bickers

Recommended Route:
just ride and u will find one, all are gud

Other recommended trails in the same area:
ainy ones



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Review Date
May 1, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Tom A , from Sevenoaks, Kent

Summary:
The DH course is cool, but a bit worn. If you ask the cycle center they will point you in the direction of doughies (named after the bloke who built it), the trails are perfect DH. If you want big drops go to lightmoor.

Recommended Route:
Doughies and the jump spot

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The jumpspot up the road from the cycle center.



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