KnockHill MBC, E.Sussex
Knockhill MBC is located at the rear of the Knockhatch Ski and Snow board centre, within Knockhatch Adventure park, situated on the A22 to the west of Hailsham. Access to the park is from the A22 at Hailsham from the roundabout OPPOSITE Diplocks Way and the BMW dealership where you will see the welcoming signs for Knockhatch Adventure Park.
Opening times: Weekends from 11am to 5pm and school holidays, Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm
Facilities: Knockhill mbc is a family run centre, with the emphasis on teaching beginners how to ride safely and confidently, and leaning towards jibbing, slopestyle & freestyle fun. They have a nursery slope, a mini boarder x track, rollers, a jib park (which changes and grows a bit every day) with a wide selection of boxes, rails, and inventive features. Two quarter pipes ( 7 foot and 4 foot ) and of course a couple of good sized freestyle tabletops. There’s a foam pit too.
The centre also has access to the dry-ski slope centre for toilets, a well stocked sports shop and bar which serves food. There is also a pool table in there as well.
Ride The Hill XBP
Priory Farm, Nutfield, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4EJ
Opening times: open Weds – Sun 10am – 6pm for public, 7 days a week during school holidays
Facilities: Ride the Hill XBP has everything from a beginners slope complete with beginners rollers, to grass slopes, one classed as blue and the other slightly steeper and longer classed as red. There are two boarder x courses: one beginners and one for more experienced riders, and another run winding through the orchard. There is also a big air jump to the side of the red run and slopestyle course, with rainbow and battleship rails, grind boxes, wall ride and a large quarter pipe to finish. There are also number of small rails, boxes and kickers for beginners to get used to rails and getting air or for some jibbery fun for more advanced riders. The whole centre is served by a drag lift. Now with foam pit too.
At the bottom of the hill there is a well kitted-out mountainboard shop which also serves hot and cold drinks, sweets and crisps. There are also a number of picnic benches, bbq area and loos.
Overton Cottage, Maisemore, Near Gloucester, GL2 8HP
Facilities: Bugsboarding is pretty much the home to Maxtrax and team MBS and as result the centre is one of the best in the country. Its features range from the massive big air freestyle set-up including Northshore drops and beast tables, to a boarder x track, as well as number of smaller features like fun boxes and rails for riders to take their skills from to beginner to expert. Finishes with a big ol’ quarte,r and there’s also a uniquely designed foam pit for riders to take their skills even further.
Also with rider’s lounge, snacks, grass sledges and more, like a mini ramp for skating and on-site camping if you want to make a weekend of it.
Hereford Board & Bike Park
Court Farm and Leisure, Court Farm, Tillington, Herefordshire, HR4 8LG
Contact: 01432 760271 Moblie: 07766693829
Facilities: Court Farm is one of the oldest centres in mountainboarding and as result it is very well established, with two boarder x tracks – the classic orange for everyone and another for experienced riders. The latter is one of the fastest tracks in the country and it has been used for the ATBA-UK National series three years running. They both have purpose built start gates. At the bottom of the hill there is a good sized slopestyle with a range of table tops of different sizes and a large 1/4 pipe to finish with. There is also a beginners area towards the bottom of the hill and a superb farm shop a short walk from the hill. Up lift is currently provided by a Landy.
Superbole, Harthill nr Tattenhall, Bolesworth estate, Chester, CH3 9LQ
Contact: 01829 782977 Web: www.halessuperbole.co.uk
Facilities: Hales superbole has a decent 4 man boardercross course with start gates, a progressive slopestyle park (which uniquely has its drop in ramp from the top of the centre building) with a couple of good sized table tops. There also a small jib park which has a wall ride, mini 1/4 pipe and lots other features to bonk, tap and grind. For beginners there is a good sized grassy slope to practice their carving and mini 2 man boardercross to help them build up their confidence. If you want to leave the energy saving up -lift tractor behind and explore the woods behind the centre you find a couple of trails which should keep freeriders happy.
The centre also has a shower and camping available if want to spend a couple of days there.
Perth Public Mountainboard Park
St Magdalene’s Hill, Perth, Scotland
Contact: St Magdalene’s Hill Community Steering group
Facilities: Perth public Mountainboard park is the first free-to-use mountainboard park. It has a 4 man boardercross track, slopestlye park with a good sized table top as well a couple of other hits and some grind rails. There is also a rough country track for beginners.
BRD Mountainboard Centre
‘Board Riding Development’, located in the grounds of Weobley castle, North Gower, Wales – local to Swansea, Llanelli, and 1 hour from Cardiff.
Contact: tel: 07856 152540 web: http://www.brdsports.co.uk/index
Facilities: Over 200 metres of sloping grassland framed with woodland either side, and looking north over the picturesque Loughor Estuary. A number of different ‘tracks’ ranging from slalom to freestyle with lots of different obstacles f or you to tackle.