North Shore style freeride park
£5 a day session 10am-5pm 7 days bring a helmet and solid bike
ladder trails from 2 foot to 12 foot high, skinny beams, tabletops, rollercoaster, seesaw, skyline, chutes, steeps, hucks, drops..its all there
good for novice, intermediate and expert riders new trails always being built
Esher shore, Sandown Active Sports, Sandown Race Course, Moor Lane, Esher, Surrey KT10train to esher (20 mins from London Waterloo)ride to end of platform down ramp and along pathway onto road through village follow horse racing track fencing all way for 10 minutes to the left, you come to the gates look for the signsdriving i dont drive so look on a map!
Summary: The thrill wears off after about 2 hours, its good up until then, yea okay, the trails are all really well built, but built in a cramped and small area, i tend to go on the days when they have to close early cause i usually get let in half price and also its pretty much dead, and a full day just isnt needed as it gets boring and repetative and they say theres small drops etc. but theres like 1 and they say theres 6 foot drops yea about 2.
the chicken wire acts like a grater against your tyres, and for the sake of paying to get in, bracknell forest (about 20 mins away) is totally free, and hundreds of riders use it, and their all nice guys and theres just more of a social side to bracknell and theres something for everyone there.
its not that esher is bad, its just that its boring after 2 hours, but the first 2 hours is alright.
But i read that theres a chance of it closing so they may have to rebuild the north shore and make a 4X track, ok then i would use it, cause that would be epic, and new north shore would mean less repetitive and something new, then that would also be the 2 thing bracknell doesnt have,
Recommended Route: urm i dunno really, depends.
Other recommended trails in the same area: Bracknell forest!!
urm teddington lock (but you now have to pay and its way over used, so dont bother with it tbh)
Review Date January 3, 2004
Overall Rating 5 of 5
Aerobic Difficulty 3 of 5
Technical Difficulty 5 of 5
Ridden Trail: Once a week
Visitors rate this review 4.83 of 5,
Reviewed by: hampstead bandit
Summary: south east england new north shore style freeride park
its got everything from 2 foot high, 2 foot wide ladder trails, to 6 inch wide skinny beams 10 foot off ground...
the high stuff is hella scary, the low stuff is great fun, theres all kinds of stunts and new lines being built
ideal bike - tough hardtail or freeride / DH full suss bike with big tires, sharp brakes and lowish gearing. full face and body armour highly recommended
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Recommended Route: whatever you feel safe riding..but push yourself a little!
Other recommended trails in the same area: woburn sands, milton keynes (short dh, freeride and dirt jump)