‘Follow the Dog’ was the Midlands first dedicated mountain bike trail. In 2010 'The Monkey Trail' was added including far more technically challenging and demanding features. Our local man Adrian Aston, gives us the low down.
Bored of staying in stale bunkhouses, run down hotels or chintzy B&Bs? Fed up of eating basic food made without any pride? Struggling to come up with new destinations to go riding? Want to have a great weekend and meet new people? Christian Newsome may have the solution.
In a little over 15 years, purpose-built UK trail centres have transformed mountain biking – and mountain bikes. Outdoor writer Jon Sparks assesses their pros and cons, and wonders how they’ll develop further.