Hadleigh Park

Hadleigh Park

Hadleigh Park in Essex carries the London 2012 legacy on its shoulders – ride here and feel like an Olympic athlete! After the Games, the XC racetrack was adapted for the public and split into blue, red and black-graded sections, meaning there’s something for everyone. As you’d expect, the trails are well planned and built, and ridable in all weather. It’s an easily-accessible location with great facilities, but don’t come here expecting airtime or long descents. This is purebred XC territory, so bike up accordingly and you’ll have a great time.

The trails:

2012 Olympic XC Track (5km, Orange)

Designed to test the best athletes in the world, the Olympic XC course contains almost 1.7km of climbing per lap as well as a number of sharp technical descents. Riding it fast is a real test of fitness, and taking on the optional black lines, such as Deanes Drop and The Leap of Faith, will challenge your skills and nerve too. It’s split into blue, red and black sections, which gives beginners and intermediate riders an idea of what they can expect to encounter. There’s a skills area to warm up in, as well as a pump track.

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Who’s it good for?

Beginners: 2/3

Intermediate: 2/3

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Advanced: 1/3

Facilities:

Toilets
Parking
Cafe
Bike Hire
Bike Shop
Coaching
Bike Workshop

Key features:

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Contact information:

Hadleigh Park, Castle Lane, Hadleigh, Southend-on-sea, SS7 2PP – Directions