Thetty - TRAIL

Thetty - Trail, Brandon, Thetford, United Kingdom

Technical singletrack with lots of twists, rises, dips, roots, the trees that supply the roots and the everpressent wetness that is a forrest in the UK.

User Reviews (15)

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iamgoode   Weekend Warrior [Nov 04, 2007]

Flat and fast, could be tighter and more technical for a "black" route.. Why no log pyrmids or man made obstacles to spice it up? Good trail for those working on fitness and basic riding skills. Still fun, and the only cohesive loop trail I know of in the area.

Customer Service

Black follow the arrows, go fast.. Safe for a beginnerchild with the exception of the "beast" which is a little technical.

Similar Products Used: I don't know of any
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3
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2
Chico   [Oct 28, 1998]

A nice set of bombing singletrack with the occasional brush of death (like the tree in the trail). Or the everpresent roots from the tree. Lots of little rises that make you think how fast and how far is this going to drop before you can finnaly see over. So many paths that you just want to take every turn that you see. But theres never enough time.

Customer Service

Take your pick all you are going to do is ride until you are ready to go back and then you will hear your self say "no its this way" or"its that way" because you will get lost.

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5
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Matt Wenham   [Nov 16, 1998]

I used to live in Cambridge, so Thetty was the only good riding nearby. Even so, I'd hardly call it advanced technically. It's as fast as you want it to be though, and keeping the speed up can be hard in places. I used to be able to keep up with most people on a rigid singlespeed though ;-)

My 5-star rating is qualified with 'for the area'. For the UK overall, it's about a 3-star.

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5
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Kim Foo-Jones   [Apr 01, 1999]

Somehow, these trails make you feel like you're going down-hill all day. Besides a couple of long, easy uphills on fire roads, the rest is undulating single-track which means you hardly have to pedal unless you want to go really fast. Great for a lazy sod like me!

I'm no expert, but I can deal easily with all the trails I've come across in Thetford, although cranking-up the speed would probably make things more challenging...

All in all, a great place to ride, although watch out for all the walkers and horses, and the occasional motor-cross race (they really the course up a couple of weeks ago)...

Customer Service

Kinda hard to explain, but my favourite route involves a little trail running parallel to the 'B' road which passes through the middle of the forest...

Similar Products Used: This is about all there is within 100 miles...
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5
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Larry C.   [Aug 19, 1999]

(Sigh) if only rock-hard-Texas had trails like this!
One of the few places I've ridden with a smile on my face and been going UP hill. Great place, just uh.. make sure the car's locked up.

Customer Service

Which ever takes you through the two bombholes.

Similar Products Used: Tunstall Forest (if the trail's not over grown over with triffids by now), about 10 miles NE of Woodbridge, Suffolk.
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5
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Richard Anscombe   [Oct 03, 1999]

I ride this area about twice a month. the more you ride it the better, by far, it gets. First time it looks expansive but straightforward - and it is if thats what you want. Once you are familiar with the area, start to look out for the many narrow tracks that head off into the forest- you'll be pleasantly suprised at the fun to be had !

Customer Service

Head for High lodge visitor centre, well signed from the Thetford-Brandon road.

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5
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Colin   [Dec 27, 1999]

Thetford contains some extremely sweet singletrack, hidden amongst a bunch of fairly normal stuff. As a Local I can string together singletrack action that goes on for miles and miles, but the fun is just heading off on a singletrack section and seeing how far you can go... improvise :)

The best stuff is located in the sector between the High Lodge and the Brandon road (not the road the High Lodge is on but the other just up the road from Centre Parks).

Explore round there and you'll find a good few bomb-holes one of which is awesome and is very busy at times. check out www.stunts.org.uk for some pictures. Also try to ask a local where the "Roller Coaster" or "Beast of the East" is... it's this amazing 1/2 mile section that dives in and out of 8ft craters and some supurb singletrack. Most of the singletrack is as hard as you make it, most people can ride it but try to maintain a flat out pace and it turns into such a frenzied ride! awesome place worth checking out if you're ever in East Anglia... but bring your hardtail this is not DH teritory.

Customer Service

start at the highlodge (or park on the Brandon road for free)... basically ask a local for directions once you get riding... they're a friendly lot. The High Lodge has marked rides but these are very tame, start off on one but then look for little singletracks into the forest, take one and see what happens!

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5
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nicster   [Sep 07, 2000]

This trail is certainly not advanced, but is very enjoyable, and can be taken at a pace comfortable to the rider. There are no real hills apart from longish shallow inclines. It's majorly enjoyable at a fast pace, especially through the more technical section.

The trail starts off at the car park (2.50) and proceeds to the first bomb hole (the smallest and in my opinion most fun). After warming up here with some jumps and dives, the route takes you through winding singletrack, including some funky enclosed paths (kind of reminds me of mirkwood in the lord of the rings).

There are two further main bomb holes, one of which is full of old rusty metal and of no interest; the other is large and needs pretty high entry speeds to carry through up the other side.

After more singletrack, the route passes through the technical section, which includes smaller bomb holes and jumps. The last jump exits onto a large fire road, which allows for either a shortcut, back towards the car park (turn right), or further singletrack (continue across the road up the incline).

Four stars for fun, but can get a little boring if done often.

Customer Service

Within the past few weeks, an official singletrack route has been signposted by park officials and the local bike shop owner; this passes through all the best features of the forest. Look out for the knobbly tired bike signs.

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4
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Neil Cain   [Dec 20, 2000]

There's so much single track it's very hard to review one particular trail. There's also doubles and stuff, which if it gets people on bikes it can't be bad. Just wish the people jumping would take their rubbish home and have some respect for what they came to enjoy. It practically caters for all trail riders, because whatever you ride there is probably something here that will challenge you.

The whole forest can be ridden as hard or as easy as you want, and despite the lack of hills it does get pretty knackering because there is literally nowhere to rest. It can also be ridden year round due to the sandy soil and it's ability to drain very quickly.

It's certainly not the Rocky Mountains, but it sure is good!

Customer Service

Where do I start? This place rocks! The Beast is fantastic, the Black Route takes in a whole lot of good trails, but there's so much more!

Similar Products Used: Oo, er, there's some good stuff, but I'm afriad you're going to have to find it! Hint: try the other side of the road...
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5
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Tim   [Mar 08, 2001]

the forest has some wicked single track which i love doing on my single speed jump bike amd a cool drop offs bombole and a pathetic jumps bombhole. Theres a good chance of a bsx track being built. The duel track is hardly a duel but ok. The 'beast of the east'trail rules. If your into jumping like me then you want to go 10 mins down the road into brandon to the bmx trails, some really good jumps, check out www.dirtjumpuk.com for more info

Customer Service

brandon bmx track behind the leisure centre

Similar Products Used: brandon bmx track/ trails!!
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4
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