SOUTH EAST - PEASLAKE
The Best in the South East
The Peaslake area features some of the best riding in England, with well over 50 trails across the area. Four main hills bring on the thrills, namely Holmbury Hill, Pitch Hill, Leith Hill and Winterfold Hill. Loop them together for a ‘mega day out’ or ride them individually, then grab a coffee and a sausage roll in the Peaslake Village Stores.
With upkeep from Friends of the Hurtwood (FOTH), it’s an excellent area to learn to ride as well as challenge your skills. There are car parks in abundance through this stunning wooded nirvana, so just get there and ride!
We have specific innovative designs based on mountain bike trails around Peaslake and the Surrey Hills (see below). We also offer a bespoke service, so if you have an event, an anniversary or anything group related then we can design you something really special. Just get in touch!
Barry Knows Best
Single track, berms , hops and trees
‘Barrys’ is one of the best known trails in the Peaslake / Holmbury area and one of the first trails that we got into in the area. Always great banter at the top , with flowing single track and switchbacks sure not to disappoint even the most experienced rider. Some fun berms to close off, before a right turn onto the road and drinks at Peaslake stores!
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Winding rollercoaster of a ride! Awesome!
A great run, as its name suggests, ‘Yoghurts’ features some high speed craters flowing down off the side of Holmbury.
Certainly changes by the season more than most, during wet months it lives up to its name. You can get some good air on this trail, but don’t overcook it, or you’ll be making friends with the trees!
Starts not too steep, then WEEEEEEEeeeee!
Apparently, someone has done a full front flip on this ride. Go on, give it a go… you know you want to! Then come back and buy an awesome RIDDEN t-shirt to relax in, drink tea from a Peaslake mug and strain to view your nice new mountain bike print on the wall. Maybe loosen the neck brace for that bit (just kidding!)
"I guess I look like a rock quarry that someone has dynamited" (C.Bronson)
Well, actually slightly less rocks, more roots and hops and a good few berms, and you’re probably about there Charles! Cracking ride through the forest. Get some air if you can…
AAAARGGH! Me front wheel.... hello telegraph pole!
Yes, you guessed it, there are some slippy roots at the top section and a couple of telegraph poles with chain gnarling concrete bases, but the rest is bunny hopping, single track weave with 1foot high speed drops. Ace fun! Remember to brake when you re-enter the tree line at the bottom or you’ll be saying hello to a car park full of 4×4’s 😉
It's a copse, but not as you know it
Looks straight, but has some nice turns. Sweeping through the trees.. help yourself to a few tricks on the way down to generate heavy breathing and a cracking wide smile. Fab ride, but watch out for said trees close to the trail that can catch you off guard and barrel you off into the bracken! Bit of an undulating ride, so expect to pedal occasionally (well it’ll burn off that sausage roll).
Surrey Hills Classic
Epic ... just epic.. aaaand now lie down
This ride takes in the best of best and will TOTALLY wipe you out. You’ll be lying on the carpet in the lounge with a broad smile and strange sensation in your legs… yes… that’s it… total exhaustion. Try standing but only to limp to the fridge to collect snacks and milk (yes milk to repair those stressed muscles). You get the picture. Tip: be relatively fit before you start 😉