Pedal a Bike Away
Pedal a Bike Away is one of the best trail centres in the country. We have a range of waymarked routes to suit all abilities – from gentle off-road family rides, technical cross-country routes to full on downhill lines (you may even see some World Cup riders in training).
Looking for things to do with the kids? The Forest of Dean Family Trail is, quite literally, the perfect place in Gloucestershire for a day out with the family or a gentle cycle with friends. It’s a beautifully tranquil place to spend your spare time. It’s safe too. The 11 mile (17km), traffic-free trail explores the quieter parts of the forest, using old mining railway tracks and forest roads. Accessed directly from Pedalabikeaway, the green graded Family Trail is rideable by all ages and abilities. It gently follows the Cannop Valley before climbing gradually through ancient oak and beech woodland to Drybrook Road Station.
The Forest of Dean offers a vast range of mountain bike trails for the more adventurous cyclist. With miles and miles of beautiful singletrack riding, and year-round surfaced tracks such as the renowned Verderers’ Trail – there is something for everyone.
The Downhill lines at the Cannop Cycle Centre have become the real home of UK grassroots riding and racing. The FOD is known for steep, slippery, rooty descents with a massive range of styles and features. From the “old skool” Sheepskull with its bombholes and rutted sections, to the big drops and jumps on GBU – you will have an amazing day on our trails.