Woburn Bike Trails is an independent local volunteer group working in partnership with the Greensand Trust to help protect, manage and maintain all of the mountain biking and cycle trails throughout Aspley Woods and the surrounding area including the Woburn Bike Park jump area.

This website is your go-to place for up-to-date and useful information on mountain biking and cycling in Aspley Woods, around Woburn Sands, Rushmere Country Park and the general area surrounding Milton Keynes. Here you can find out where to ride, all about the cycle trails themselves, get cycle trail maps, directions and learn all about cycling permits.

When you visit these beautifull privately owned woods you will see many improvements to cycle trails that have been carried out by Woburn Bike Trails. This process that will continue over coming months as we complete our first circular cycling route, the Longslade Trail. To ride this and any of the other cycle trails including the Woburn Bike Park you must purchase and be in possession of a day or yearly cycling permit.

 

Red-Topped Posts (Aspley Woods)

The cycle-priority trails (for example the Longslade TrailDanesborough Trail etc.) are made up of a number of shorter trail sections that are identified by single and double red-topped posts.  These posts indicate the entry point to the trail section (usually a single post), are ‘repeater’ intermediate trail posts (again usually a single post) or are at exit/major crossing points (mostly double posts).

During the Spring of 2016, the Longslade Trail posts will be positioned throughout the whole trail route. The posts will shorty have additional badges/signage added to indicate direction of travel and give other guidance to cyclists and non-cyclists. You cam find out more about Aspley Woods Cycle Trails and red posts here.

Non-cyclists are asked NOT to use these trail sections as they are for cyclists only.

 

Woburn Bike Trails needs Your Help!

The work being undertaken to complete the Longslade Trail  by our volunteers is substantial and we therefore need your help to make this successful. We’re always looking for additional volunteers to help us to build, maintain and improve the cycling trails. If you’d like to get involved you can find out more about how to become a Woburn Bike Trails Volunteer here. You can also get involved through your local cycle club (see our supporters pages). Please contact us to find out more about how you can join our volunteers. You can also see our upcoming dig/maintenance days in the calendar below this section.

 

Acts of vandalism!

Unfortunately, we are beginning to see damage to signs, control gates and barriers in and around the woods and we need your help to help eradicate this. Even worse is the deliberate attempt to injure, potentially seriously, those riding the cycling priority trails by the placing of glass, hidden logs and even wire (strung between trees). All such incidents are being reported to the landowner, estate manager and local police. Woburn Bike Trails ask’s all users of the woods to be vigilant when walking/riding anywhere in the woods. Please report vandalism or sabotage immediately either direct to the police, to the Greensand Trust on 01525 237760 (Rangers office) or 07535 992953 (Aspley Woods Duty Mobile – available weekends and school holidays) or by contacting us and logging the details here.

Woburn Bike Trails thanks you in advance for working with us to help eradicate this kind of behaviour from our woods.


Woburn Bike Trails Aspley Woods Longslade Trail

Longslade Trail

Grade: Red Length: 10 km

Our first and most popular trail.

Not suitable for inexperienced riders or novices.

Woburn Bike Trails Cycling Permits
Woburn Bike Trails Aspley Woods Danesborough Trail
Danesborough Trail

Grade: Blue Length: TBC

Currently in the planning stage.

Suitable for novices.

Woburn Bike Trails Volunteers
 Green Trail

Grade: Green Length: TBC

Currently in the planning stage.

Suitable for family groups and novices.

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Woburn Bike Park Aspley Woods

  Woburn Bike Park

Grade: 1, 2 and 3

Numerous hand-build graded jumps/trails.

Not suitable for families or novices.


Latests News and Announcements

NO TRAIL MAINTENANCE TOMORROW

Just to remind our supporters that there is no dig/maintenance tomorrow (25th June 2016). Next dig/maintenance day will be confirmed shortly.

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Longslade Trail Bi-Weekly Update No 4

Welcome to the fourth Woburn Bike Trails Bi-weekly Update for the Longslade Trail.

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LONGSLADE TRAIL SHORT ROUTE OPEN! NEW INTERIM TRAIL MAP AVAILABLE …….

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Whilst the public has free access along public rights of way such as footpaths and bridleways in and around Aspley Woods and at Rushmere Park, the best, most interesting trails for cyclists require the purchase and possession of a Aspley Woods cycling permit, or a Rushmere Park cycling permit. These restricted access areas include the new Longslade Trail and the Bike Park jump area at Aspley Woods.

Your cycling permit fees go to support the Greensand Trust and Woburn Bike Trails in their efforts to manage, maintain and improve the cycle trails and to protect the user and landowner against third-party liability.

Aspley Woods Cycling Permit costs:

  • Individual Day Permit is £5.00*
  • Individual Yearly Permit cost is £25.00
  • Family Yearly Permit cost is £55.00

* Day permit covers Aspley Woods and Rushmere Park

Rushmere Cycling Permit costs:

  • Individual Day Permit is £5.00*
  • Individual Yearly Permit cost is £25.00
  • Family Yearly Permit cost is £55.00

* Day permit covers Aspley Woods and Rushmere Park

Joint Aspley/Rushmere Cycling Permit costs:

  • Individual Day Permit is £5.00*
  • Individual Yearly Permit cost is £44.00
  • Family Yearly Permit cost is £88.00

* Day permit covers Aspley Woods and Rushmere Park