Bedgebury Forest mountain biking
With over 10km of family cycle track, 12km of single-track mountain biking trails and a professionally designed 'Freeride' area there is something for all abilities at Bedgebury Forest; from beginners and families looking for a fun day out to adrenalin junkies looking for a mountain bike challenge, you won't be disappointed. Mountain bike hire, purchase and repair is all available at Quench Cycles near the main car parking area.
At the northern end of the XC trail lies the freeride area for more experienced mountain bikers. Here you can find an elevated ladder going up about 2 metres, skinny log rides down to around 4 in wide, various drops (some incorporating see-saws), wooden kickers, a three-way discombobulator and some rather awesome wooden beams and all manner of other stuff.
Other mountain biking possibilities...
Bewl Water mountain biking
The Bewl Water Round Reservoir Route is a great introduction to off road riding. As mountain biking goes this is a very easy mainly flat off road ride. This route is 12.5 miles long and ideal for a leisurely family day out. This also offers the opportunity for a detour to enjoy the local cuisine along your way.
Penshurst off road cycling
PORC is an off-road cycling centre just outside the small village of Penshurst, in the heart of the beautiful Kent countryside. P.O.R.C. (Penshurst Off Road Cycling) Has been around for 13 years now, Catering for all abilities from pro dh/jump/duel riders to family Cross-country.
The waymarked XC circuit is quite small but it's full of good sections. Most of the downhill trails and the 4X track are quite XC friendly too. There's also a quarry with some big jumps.
Vauxhall Trails – Tonbridge
Vauxhall Trails is set in a secluded wood. It is only known to local riders and there is no interruption from walkers as there are no footpaths. There are numerous lines, with transfers, hips and decent gaps! Would suit experienced dirt jumpers.
If you are lucky enough to find the trails treat them with respect as it has taken 7 years to get them to were they are know.
Mountain biking equipment
Mountain bike hire is available from Quench Cycles which is situated in the main parking area of Bedgebury Forest, which is around 2 miles from Bedgebury Camping. You can also buy helmets, clothing, eye wear and other mountain biking kit from Quench Cycles.
Necessities: Water, Money, 2 inner tubes, Tools to remove the wheel and tyre, Pump, Lights, Mobile phone and a Lock
Consider: Waterproofs, Eye protection (sun glasses), Sun screen, Snacks, Maps, Camera, Puncture repair kit and First aid kit
Campsite for mountain biking
Bedgebury Camping is ideally located being only a 5 minute drive or alternatively a 2 mile ride away. It's the perfect place to unwind after a day's riding, relaxing around a warm campfire, with a cold beer soaking up the stunning evening sky.