Mountain Bike Trails In The Midlands UK

Miles of Top Mountain Bike Trails and Amenities in UK

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Advanced riders pursue both steep technical descents and high-incline climbs. In the case of freeride, downhill, and dirt jumping, aerial manoeuvres are performed off both natural features and specially constructed jumps and ramps. As a sport, it requires endurance, core and back strength, balance, bike handling skills, and self-reliance.

Mountain bikers use both enduro and downhill bikes, and they frequently visit ski resorts that are open all summer long to ride downhill-specific trails, using the ski lifts to return to the top with their bikes. They also ride on wider bike park trails, fire roads, back-country roads, singletrack, and some advanced trails that are designed with jumps, berms, and drop-offs to add excitement to the trail.

Mountain bikers learn how to fix their own bikes and flat tires to avoid getting stranded; many carry a backpack with supplies for trailside repairs, food, water, and a first aid kit in case of injury; group rides are common, especially on longer treks; and mountain bike orienteering adds the skill of map navigation to the sport. Because riders are often far from civilization, the sport has a strong element of self-reliance.

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