Take care cycling on the Hill

During the COVID-19 lockdown, mountain biking on Leckhampton Hill is a great form of local exercise and a boost for well-being. The hill offers stunning views and trails to suit everyone.

As the hill is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and owned by Cheltenham Borough Council, to ensure public access for a wide range of users, mountain biking on it comes with responsibility.  Before riding on the hill please read the guidelines at https://www.leckhamptonhill.org.uk/activities/cycling/.

The Mountain Bike Captain of local Cheltenham & County Cycling club shares some advice for mountain biking on the hill, or anywhere else for that matter, during lockdown

  • Follow Government advice on social distancing and exercising.
  • Ride within your limits. Do not become a burden on the NHS chasing a personal best.
  • When it’s all over, keep the habit going with regular guided rides from a local club that will help you learn how and where to ride enjoyably and responsibly with the bonus of a riding with a group. Find clubs at www.britishcycling.org.uk

FOLK would add the following key points

  • Please respect all other user on the site, e.g. by giving way and slowing down near to walkers and horse-riders
  • Do not damage but respect and protect the flora and fauna on the site
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