Aston Hill to be reopened

One-off opening for Demo Series, but more to come?

Our National Demo Series will be hitting Aston Hill on Sunday, April 6, but it’ll be the first time the Hill has been open since December 2007, when the lease negotiations between Buckingham Bikes and the Forestry Commission mutually lapsed.

The gates to the Chilterns mountain bike centre will be especially opened for the Demo Series, but following a meeting between the Forestry Commission, CTC and Aston Hill Mountain Bikers club, it may not be too long until the gates are open for good.

Aston Hill Mountain Bikers Chairman Richard Abbott said: “While I can’t say too much, as there’s a lot to get organised, things are looking encouraging.”

The Chilterns have even been mentioned in connection with the search to find new venue for the 2012 Olympic Mountain biking competition following the rejection by the UCI of Weald Park in Essex.

Meanwhile, the club, Forestry Commission and CTC have asked for riders not to use the Aston Hill trails until they are officially reopened.

To find out more information on the National Demo Series, and how you can ride top of the range bikes for free at Aston Hill’s downhill, cross-country and 4X tracks go to the booking website.

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