about us

The Trailblazers are a group of MTB enthusiasts with the common aim of making Hamsterley Forest a centre of excellence for mountain biking that attracts riders of all abilities, our main activities are:

  • Trail building renovating and maintaining existing cycle trails and developing new ones.

  • Development realising the full potential of the Forest as an MTB centre and seeking funding for development of the trails and facilities.

  • Promotion ensuring that Hamsterley attracts as many riders as possible to the Forest and its surroundings.


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Mountain biking is a potentially hazardous activity carrying significant risk.

It should only be undertaken with a full understanding of all inherent risks.

The guidelines at forest trailheads must always be followed in conjunction with your own experience, intuition and careful judgement.