Matt Jones, Ben Deakin and Luke Marshall ride Swindon. Pic: Steve Behr

Video – Riding Swindon’s ‘hidden’ trails with Matt Jones and Ben Deakin

The mountain biking around the South West town is nothing to laugh at – full mag feature coming soon

It’s become a bit of an in-joke among certain British pro riders to tag Swindon as the location on social media when they’re riding secret trails that are in fact a long way from the Wiltshire town.

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But that got us thinking. Is the riding in Swindon really a joke, or does the Wiltshire town – best known for its terrifying ‘Magic Roundabout’ traffic system and the iconic flumes of its Oasis leisure centre (well, to us kids of the ’80s from Bristol and Bath, at least) –  have some ‘hidden’ trail gems that the rest of the MTB world doesn’t know about?

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There was only one solution – to send Marin’s Matt Jones and DMR’s Ben Deakin along to find out, accompanied by legendary snapper Steve Behr. Here’s Matt’s video from the trip – look out for a full feature in MBUK 386, out 1 September.