Opened in June 2015, Kelburn launched Kelburn Trails, our impressive red grade mountain biking downhill trails. We currently have two exciting downhill trails, which start in woodland habitats before opening up on a hillside with incredible views of the Isles of Arran, Cumbrae and Wee Cumbrae. Please note that these trails are not cross country trails.
Kelburn Trails is only open to club members and will continually progress through the support of the club - signing up to be a member enables us to continually develop new trails and make the area even better.
Annual membership is valid from early May until mid- September 2016 (Dates TBC) and cost will be £20 per person. This will include:
• unlimited use of the trails and Kelburn Country Centre
• use of the shower block
• access to the café
We do not provide any equipment for the trails, including bikes and protective clothing (e.g helmet). We strongly advise all users of the bike park to wear all necessary protective clothing and helmets are mandatory when riding on the trail.
Kelburn is an active estate for horse riding and there are intersections between the mountain bike trail and horse paths. As a result, it's important to know the rules in being around and riding your bike near horses. This includes:
*Horses are very unpredictable and spook easily and may be afraid of bikes
*Make horse riders aware of you presence if approaching from behind by calling out to them
*Always slow down and do not pass unless rider says it is safe to do so
*Pass wide and slow
*If you see the rider is having difficulty s please stop and do not try to pass until rider has control of horse and says it is safe to do so
For more information on responsible mountain biking -download our full Do The Ride Thing guide
If you are interested in joining the Kelburn Trails club, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you soon with how to purchase your club membership pass and where to pick it up. We look forward to hearing from you!
Image credit - Iain Robinson - view more fantastic images and read his blog on the trails at Kelburn here - www.iain-robinson.com/blog/kelburn-trails/