TIDWORTH FREERIDE

TIDWORTH, WILTSHIRE.

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Tidworth, GB
10:12 am, July 12, 2024
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LOCATION

Off the A338, Tidworth, Wiltshire, SP9 7TE

OPENING TIMES

Open every day
Winter time – 9.30am to 4.30pm (or last light)
Summer time – 9.30am to 6.00pm (11:30am – 20:00 Wednesdays June – September)

What does TIDWORTH B1kepark
have to offer?

Tidworth Freeride was for a long time one the South’s best kept secrets when it came to riding spots. Now under B1KE’s management, we are doing everything we can to get the word out about how good the mountain bike trails at Tidworth Freeride B1KEPARK really are!

With a broad spectrum of trails catering for downhill, freeride and trail riders, Tidworth Freeride B1KEPARK offers heaps of variety and the opportunity to put your skills to the test.

The Tidworth Freeride B1KEPARK build team have really made the most of the elevation and the contours of the hill to build some amazing trails. Crafted, predominantly by hand, out of the chalky landscape, Tidworth Freeride B1KEPARK has become a venue on many riders ‘must visit’ bucket lists, and is a site that you’ll want to return to again and again.

TRAILS

Despite being one of the first sites of its kind in the South, Tidworth Freeride B1KEPARK might not be as well-known as some other venues, but it is rapidly building a reputation as a must-ride venue.

Originally built and populated by the local downhill and freeride biking community over 13 years ago, Tidworth Freeride was the first site to join the B1KEPARK network. Since then, the site has been developed and enhanced, and as with all sites, is continually growing and being refined to meet the changing demands of a sport who’s boundaries continually get pushed. The site has trails for riders of all levels, whatever the style of riding.

A choice of 8 x trails provides a real opportunity for riders to develop in confidence and ability. Offering a progressively graded selection of tracks, with jumps, drops, berms and step downs; a basic skills area and a dirt trail area; tabletops and doubles in all sizes, and the iconic features in the park’s signature trail ‘Whiteline’.

Whether you are a fan of technical downhill or bigger jump lines, Tidworth B1KEPARK will not disappoint.

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#1 BEECHES - BLUE,  2 LOZENGE

99 Beeches is a great place to start your day at Tidworth, particularly if you are newer to riding gravity parks and downhill. Venturing on to the far side of the site, the trail begins with natural undulations, leading into a series of corners and forcing riders to move around their bikes to make the most of it. The trail begins to pick up speed towards the bottom; heading out on to a rollable step-down, then it’s all about maintaining your speed for the final tabletops.

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#2 SICK NOTE - RED, 1 LOZENGE

Sick Note is the easier of the DH trails. Initially contouring across the top of the hill before picking up pace as it begins to descend, it offers a number of rollable challenges including rollers, small tabletops and a couple of steps no higher than a foot. The trail provides a variety of berms and flat corners which allow riders to develop their cornering skills. It is a great introduction to gravity cycling.

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#3 BERMINATOR - RED, 2 LOZENGE

The introductory Freeride line on the hill offers a trail of three parts; first, a set of varied berms and switchbacks lead into ‘Star Wars’ – part of the original ‘General’ line, one of the first trails on the hill. This leads down to the iconic series of 12 x switchback berms which offer the perfect training ground for mastering cornering ability, whilst all the time trying to maintain speed ready for the final section… rollers, tabletops and rolling doubles perfect for honing jumping skills! A fast fun trail that can be sessioned from various points on the hill and a mixed bag of novice/intermediate level DH and Freeride.

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#4 OBLIVIAN - RED, 2 LOZENGE

Oblivion, as the name would suggest, is a roller coaster of a ride! The trail is rollable, BUT (not really designed with keeping wheels on the ground in mind) has some big features on it. It starts with a series of berms linked with step-downs, followed by a big step-down, then into an equally big step-up. The mid-part of the trail rattles down through the trees and into a drop which links into the final section: some big jumps, starting with a dual hip-jump, provide the option for riders to increase the air time they are getting before hitting a larger double before the end.

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#5 RIVER FLOW - RED, 2 LOZENGE

River Flow is one of the more natural trails and requires the rider to work for their flow. A series of larger drops link into some tight corners, testing your abilities and getting harder the faster you ride.
Wind your way through the sycamore saplings, before opening out on to ‘beaver dam’ and the fast final straight.

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#6 DERK DUNKLE - RED, 2 LOZENGE

A techy DH run that requires a bag full of skills to master and a great place to progress your technique. Dropping in from the same point as Hooper Struve, Derk Duncle starts with a pedal into some tight corners in close proximity to the pine trees, dropping riders into the gulley before leading into a series of drops which pick up speed quickly. Contouring across the hill through a series of off-camber options and roots, the trail then steps down on to a fast 25 ft rolling double and a sprint through to the finishing area.

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#7 WHITE LINE - BLACK, 1 LOZENGE

Recently reworked in collaboration with B1KE’s partners in grime, ‘DirtKraft’, White Line is full-on flow with freeride hits. Starting with a fairly innocuous step-up, riders are straight into a couple of full-commitment tabletops which then lead into a set of progressively larger step-downs. Poppy lips and long landings offer riders of growing ability loads of progression but it isn’t for the faint hearted, culminating in a long step-down, straight into the iconic 43 ft final table and final step-up to finish. A firm favourite that deserves the praise and respect riders give it.

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#8 HOOPER STRUVE RIDDEN - BLACK, 3 LOZENGE

Home of the Hooper HooHaa, Hooper Struve is Tidworth’s signature race line and a firm favourite long after the tapes are down. Offering a number of technical challenges including flat corners, rock gardens, drops and doubles. Full on DH from the outset, the rider is responsible for finding flow rather than having it served up on a silver platter. Search for line options as you descend down through ‘Mini Morzine’ and dodge the Reaper whilst sending it off the ‘Coffin Drop’! Also look out for the newly built alternative ending which provides a massive step-down into a substantial on-off feature!

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DOWNHILL

99 Beeches is a great place to start your day at Tidworth, particularly if you are newer to riding gravity parks and downhill. Venturing on to the far side of the site, the trail begins with natural undulations, leading into a series of corners and forcing riders to move around their bikes to make the most of it. The trail begins to pick up speed towards the bottom; heading out on to a rollable step-down, then it’s all about maintaining your speed for the final tabletops.

Sick Note is the easier of the DH trails. Initially contouring across the top of the hill before picking up pace as it begins to descend, it offers a number of rollable challenges including rollers, small tabletops and a couple of steps no higher than a foot. The trail provides a variety of berms and flat corners which allow riders to develop their cornering skills. It is a great introduction to gravity cycling.

River Flow is one of the more natural trails and requires the rider to work for their flow. A series of larger drops link into some tight corners, testing your abilities and getting harder the faster you ride.
Wind your way through the sycamore saplings, before opening out on to ‘beaver dam’ and the fast final straight.

A techy DH run that requires a bag full of skills to master and a great place to progress your technique. Dropping in from the same point as Hooper Struve, Derk Duncle starts with a pedal into some tight corners in close proximity to the pine trees, dropping riders into the gulley before leading into a series of drops which pick up speed quickly. Contouring across the hill through a series of off-camber options and roots, the trail then steps down on to a fast 25 ft rolling double and a sprint through to the finishing area.

Home of the Hooper HooHaa, Hooper Struve is Tidworth’s signature race line and a firm favourite long after the tapes are down. Offering a number of technical challenges including flat corners, rock gardens, drops and doubles. Full on DH from the outset, the rider is responsible for finding flow rather than having it served up on a silver platter. Search for line options as you descend down through ‘Mini Morzine’ and dodge the Reaper whilst sending it off the ‘Coffin Drop’! Also look out for the newly built alternative ending which provides a massive step-down into a substantial on-off feature!

FREERIDE

The introductory Freeride line on the hill offers a trail of three parts; first, a set of varied berms and switchbacks lead into ‘Star Wars’ – part of the original ‘General’ line, one of the first trails on the hill. This leads down to the iconic series of 12 x switchback berms which offer the perfect training ground for mastering cornering ability, whilst all the time trying to maintain speed ready for the final section… rollers, tabletops and rolling doubles perfect for honing jumping skills! A fast fun trail that can be sessioned from various points on the hill and a mixed bag of novice/intermediate level DH and Freeride.

Oblivion, as the name would suggest, is a roller coaster of a ride! The trail is rollable, BUT (not really designed with keeping wheels on the ground in mind) has some big features on it. It starts with a series of berms linked with step-downs, followed by a big step-down, then into an equally big step-up. The mid-part of the trail rattles down through the trees and into a drop which links into the final section: some big jumps, starting with a dual hip-jump, provide the option for riders to increase the air time they are getting before hitting a larger double before the end.

Recently reworked in collaboration with B1KE’s partners in grime, ‘DirtKraft’, White Line is full-on flow with freeride hits. Starting with a fairly innocuous step-up, riders are straight into a couple of full-commitment tabletops which then lead into a set of progressively larger step-downs. Poppy lips and long landings offer riders of growing ability loads of progression but it isn’t for the faint hearted, culminating in a long step-down, straight into the iconic 43 ft final table and final step-up to finish. A firm favourite that deserves the praise and respect riders give it.

Humps and Bumps is a jump progression area made up of a series of tabletops, berms and doubles; perfect for a warm up or a session at the end of the day. This area is fantastic for the younger rider looking to gain confidence by negotiating the tabletops, getting to grips with standing on their pedals and experiencing the exhilaration of quick acceleration as the they descend the down slopes, but just as good for the more mature rider to hone their jumping skills.
The zone is found at the bottom of the hill close to the car park.

TRAIL GRADES

Red:  Advanced

Suitable for:  Riders in good health with good off-road riding skills. Mountain bikes required.

Trail:  Some ‘single-track’ sections and small obstacles of root and rock. Features either rollable or avoidable.

Blue:  Intermediate

Suitable for:  Riders in good health, with basic bike skills and experience of off-road biking. Bikes must be in good working order with two working brakes and off-road tyres.

Trail:  Relatively smooth and wide, with rollable features.

Black:  Expert

Suitable for:  Proficient mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills and fitness. Good mountain bikes.

Trail:  Challenging climbs, tricky descents and expect unavoidable features, such as drop-offs, doubles and large rocks.

Black + Yellow:  ProLine

Suitable for:  Expert mountain bikers with high level of fitness. Quality off-road mountain bikes.

Trail:  Greater challenge and difficulty. Expect large and unavoidable features.

Understand the Lozenge Grading System

The Lozenge grading pertains to the Technical Trail Features (TTFs) that the trail includes. This can be drops, steep chutes, jumps (tables or gap jumps) road-gaps and berms. The Lozenge system is applied within Singletrack grading.

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A single lozenge denotes small features and indicates a more technical trail than other more feature-driven lines.
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Two lozenge trails will contain technical trail features of a medium to large size. A trail with a two lozenge grade MAY contain features that can not be rolled (e.g. on a black graded trail) but MAY also have a lesser or rollable option available.

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Three lozenge trails have large technical trail features.
These will be unavoidable and require suitable ability and total commitment. Riders should be capable of, and expect to leave the ground in order to complete these trails.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RIDE HERE?

To ride at Tidworth B1KEPARK, you need to be a B1KEPARK member.

There are two membership options to choose from:

You can register as a ‘Free-2-Ride’ member free of charge. Free-2-Ride members are required to pre-purchase a £12.50 Day Pass for each visit.

Alternatively, if you plan to visit our sites regularly, why not choose our Network membership and ride any of the parks an unlimited amount of times, for a yearly cost starting at £125 for youth memberships.

Full members are required to acquire a “Network Member” Day Pass for each visit.

All riders are required to produce their individual B1KE membership QR code and valid day pass upon arrival.

SKILLS TRAINING WITH B1KE

Tidworth B1KEPARK is the perfect venue for progressing your mountain bike skills.

A fantastic range of trail features which progress from small and rollable, through to large and unavoidable means this is the place to be to progress your MTB journey from regular trail enthusiast to B1KEPARK aficionado. You’re always the right age to become a Park Rat!

There’s everything here in terms of trails, providing the ideal progression for the range of courses offered.

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