Built on land provided by Swindon Borough Council, the Croft Trail is managed by MB Swindon and maintained through volunteer work and donations & club membership fees. I have ridden the Croft Trail quite a few times and always enjoy a visit especially when new sections are opened like new wood work last summer.
The trails at Croft Country Park are suitable for a variety of skill levels with both a family/beginner off-road trail, and a more technical trail is available. The technical loops / options have features for the more experienced rider and can be used to session over and over again to improve your skills. There is a good selection of obstacles at the trail – none of them too scary and all rollable.
A typical lap will take around 20-25 mins for the newcomer while experienced Croft visitors have nailed a lap in under 15 minutes! Though they do miss out a few obstacles to get this time down…
“Open all year round and free to use, the trails are easily accessible. They are within a mile of Swindon centre and train station plus there’s free car parking at the start. There are even a few picnic tables should you wish to stay for a while.” – MB Swindon
I will add more pictures of the Croft Trail soon in the meantime visit the MB Swindon website for more info about the trail and details of upcoming build days.
You can also read some reviews of the Croft Trail at http://www.ibikeride.com/england/1749-croft-trail
The ghouls of croft.
You must be careful, dark things lurk in woods at Croft. Late at night you can often hear the howling, sometimes it sounds like a trick of the wind, sometimes it’s more distinct, but always it’s a chilling chant “filllll, filllll there is another hole to fillllll” many people have tried to exorcise the demon with offerings of high end esoteric muesli bars or chocolate brazil nuts, but to no effect.