Case Study - Queen Elizabeth Country Park, England
Encouraging all ages and abilities to get out and experience trail riding
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (QECP) blends nature and nurture as skilfully as any landscape gardener.
Opened by (who else?) the Queen back in 1971, QECP consists of two fully way-marked off-road mountain bike trails, including plenty of natural trails to explore in the area.
The Blue mountain bike trail suitable for novice riders is currently 6km long. The trail is made up mainly off forest gravel roads, with 500 metres of single-track and one pretty long steep climb.
The Red mountain bike trail is 7.4km long with approx 300m ascent/descent. The trail is mostly made up of fast flowing singletrack with some sections being steep / loose, and also feature jumps (all roller-able).
About the QECP Trail Collective
In a familiar story for so many of the best trails in the UK, it was the passion of local riders that saw the development of mountain biking within the park.
The Queen Elizabeth Country Park Trail Collective are a dedicated group of volunteers who give up their time and effort to build and maintain the mountain biking trails in the park.
The Collective has poured a substantial amount of time into building the trails, and their efforts really show.
Learn more: QECP Collective website