/ Good MTB routes around Cheddar

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balmybaldwin - on 06 Sep 2013
I'm off to do some riding around Cheddar this weekend, and trying to find some good routes.

Has anyone got any recommendations? (preferably with a link to a gps file?)

Thanks

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Chris the Tall - on 06 Sep 2013
In reply to balmybaldwin:
I'd planned to ride around there last Friday, but a crash put paid to my plans !

This place do a free guide, so I was planning to start with a visit to them
http://www.badassbikes.co.uk/
elliptic on 06 Sep 2013
In reply to balmybaldwin:

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~davend/fat_tyre.jpg
http://singletrackworld.com/trailguide/uk/the-mendip/

Those will get you started. The guy who wrote the STW article is actually a riding mate of mine.

The main concentration of trails is up around Black Down/Rowberrow/Burrington Combe. All the bridleways on the OS map are rideable and there's a network of unofficial DH trails in the Rowberrow plantation woods.

Down the east rim of the gorge by Jacobs Tower is a lovely descent - fast swoopy bits interspersed with jagged rock gardens, best done early/late in the day when there aren't so many tourists wandering around!

Badass bikes is well worth dropping in, the guys there are pretty switched on. Box (Rob Cooksley) who runs it is an ex DH and enduro racer and all round top bloke.
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balmybaldwin - on 06 Sep 2013
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Excellent, thanks guys. I'm hoping the down-turn in the weather will keep the hordes away :-)

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