10th April 2012

Grizedale Forest black grade bike trail opens

Great news for serious cyclists as the first black grade mountain bike trail has been opened in the Grizedale Forest. This exciting new track should certainly bring more bikers to the Lake District and provides some extreme stretches for both the more experienced rider and those wishing to take on something a bit more challenging.

The trail has been built entirely by volunteers, and the exciting track meanders and rises around the Grizedale Forest, in southern Cumbria.

All official mountain bike trails are graded for their difficulty in colour coded grades much like ski runs - black, red, blue and green - with black being the most difficult.

Designer Paul Noble stated that most of the early construction work was done by hand, by the volunteers, due to the difficulty of taking machinery into the forest and on to the steep gradients within the trail.

This new route offers an addition and alternative route from the series of other trails at Grizedale Forest, and is expected to attract more mountain bikers to the region.

 

To see more on this news item see Grizedale Forest Cycling.