This Saturday. MODS in FOREST and RADS OUT and IN the Forest (Long 30miles ride). 11.am we LEAVE from Bury Road car park. If you cannot join us pop into the Station House pub for a chat after our ride.
Swinley Forest is an area of the Windsor Estate between Bracknell and Bagshot to the west of the A322. Owned and managed by The Crown Estate, it comprises 2600 acres of mainly Scots Pine woodland.
This large area of private land is both a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and part of a Special Protection Area, protected for the rare bird species that live there.
Swinley Forest Permits
Cycling in Swinley Forest is permitted on hard tracks and within a specific expert mountain bike area. For those over 16 years of age, cycling in Swinley Forest is by permit only, at a cost of £2 per day or £18 per year. These permits help pay for Public Liability insurance cover, forest and trail upkeep and scheme administration.
Day permits and forest maps are available from The Look Out and annual permits are available from Gorrick MBC. Bike hire is available from Wellington Trek at the Look Out.
Berks on Bikes MBC is the local mountain bike club for the Bracknell Forest area with many members and rides based in Swinley Forest and the local area as well as further afield. The club offers four local rides a week and regular away rides. It welcomes riders with reasonable fitness and off-road ability and also arranges introductory and occasional family rides. It also works with Gorrick MBC to define and maintain bike trails in Swinley Forest.
100 Harvard Road
|Berks on Bikes MBC
30 Merton Close
Your nearest cycling club may be found via Club Finder:
British Cycling is the internationally recognised governing body for all forms of cycling.
Gorrick MBC maintain trails in Swinley Forest and organise local mountain bike races and navigation events. All ages and abilities are catered for, from fun races through to expert categories.
Safety Requirements for Mountain Bikers
Olympic mountain biker Oli Beckingsale and photograher Steve Behr visited Swinley Forest in Summer 2004 to write an article for the MBUK Trail of the Year competition. We were invited along to show them the trails, drink tea and eat cake.
» Download the article [1.7MB PDF]
courtesy of MBUK Magazine
|Bracknell Forest Borough Council
Environment, Culture & Communities
Parks & Countryside Helpline - 01344 354441
|The Look Out Discovery Centre
Nine Mile Ride
Cycle hire at The Look Out - 01344 772797
|The Crown Estate office
The Great Park