Mountain Bike Trails and skills facility within Bedworth’s Miners Welfare park
Free access Mountain Bike facilities are now open within Bedworth Miners Welfare Park. The trails that have been part funded through the ‘Places to Ride’ capital programme, supported by DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports), Sport England and British Cycling, have something for every level of experience so check out below the detail for each trail.
Each of the trails has been named after local Bedworth Coal Pits, the bike trails are free to use and walking paths, highlighted in bold black and white dashed lines, are incorporated around and through the trails.
The Newdigate Trail (Green)
Suitable for beginner/novice cyclists with Basic bike skills required. Will be suitable for most bikes, disability bikes and hybrids. The surface is relatively flat and wide. The Climbs and descents are mostly shallow with no challenging features. This trail is suitable for most people in good health.
The Hawkesbury Trail (Blue)
Suitable for intermediate cyclist mountain bikers with basic off-road riding skills. Only suitable for mountain bikes or hybrids. The trail consists of specially constructed single track in which the trail surface will include small obstacles of root and rock. Most gradients are moderate but may include short steep sections. This trail will include Rollers (bumps) and Berms (banked turns). A good standard of fitness is suggested for this trail.
The Woodlands Trail (Red)
Suitable only for proficient mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills. Suitable for better-quality off-road mountain bikes due to the steeper and tougher, mostly singletrack with technical sections. Expect very variable surface types. A wide range of climbs and descents of a challenging nature. Expect boardwalks, berms, rocks, steps, drop-offs, and cambers. A higher level of fitness, stamina and technique is advised for this trail.
The Skills area:
It’s here to give a taste of what to expect on the other trails around the park and to help develop mountain bike riding skills. The Green Trails are easier, and the Blue Trails are a little harder.
It is suggested to start off on the easier Green, once riders are totally confident on that, they should have a go at the harder Green. Once they are confident on the harder Green, they will be ready to ride the Newdigate Trail.
If the riders have ridden all the Green trails, the next step are the Blue Trails! Same applies here. They should have a look at the Blue Skills Trail, and if riders think they can ride it, start off gently and give it a go.
Once they are totally confident on the Blue Skills Trail, they will be ready to have a go at the Hawkesbury Trail.