Descend Hamsterley Bike Park which is located in Durham in the United Kingdom, is one of the world’s premiere bike parks. In fact, two time UCI Downhill MTB World Champion Danny Hart has taken ownership of Hamsterley Bike Park and trained at Hamsterley Park as a youngster.
As Danny still competes professionally, he personally uses the bike’s tracks to prepare for his competitions. To learn everything that you need to know about Descend Hamsterley, simply continue reading. In the near future Danny hopes to offer elite level training sessions for up and coming MTB racers.
A guide to exploring the Descend Hamsterley Bike Park:
It holds the title of being the number 1 rated bike park in the North East of England.
Descend Hamsterley is the premier bike park in the North East of England and is the training ground for the North East’s up and coming MTB riders.
You can hire bikes from the park itself:
If you’re not able to transport your own bike to Descend Hamsterley, you’re in luck as the park offers bike rental. Some of the types of bikes which you’ll be able to hire for a day include the Myst Al from Saracen. Which is ideal for downhill runs.
It features five main downhill tracks:
If you visit Descend Hamsterley, it’s likely that you’ll spend most of your time hurtling down the park’s five, main downhill tracks. Which will take you from the top of the park to the park’s mid way section. Once you reach the mid way point, you’ll be able to follow one of 8 optional trails. In order to reach the bottom of the park.
The bottom section of the park features the park’s most technical trails:
While the park’s top trails are designed with speed in mind, the trails which are found in the park’s bottom section are more technical and will test intermediate and expert riders alike. If you’re a beginner rider you may want to skip out on exploring the bottom sections, until you’re a little more experienced. As you’ll still be able to hone your MTB skills on the 8 trails which are located in the park’s top section.
Some of the highlights of the park’s lower trails include ski jumps, jump gaps and a large table top. The latter of which offers two different landing options. Better yet, the bottom section of the park even boasts a bowl.
If you change your mind about following a particular trail and want to skip out on a tricky challenge, there’s no need to worry as each of the 8 trails offer a chicken run. So there’s absolutely no need to push yourself past your skill level, which could result in an avoidable injury.
If you find yourself in the North East of England are are searching for a world class MTB park to explore, which is the training ground to one of the world’s most successful downhill riders, it’s definitely well worth checking out Descend Hamsterley. Which is located in Durham.