Rogate Bike Park Reopening – What to expect
Rogate Bike Park reopening day was March 29th as lockdown across the UK has started to lift following months of closures due to Covid 19. I headed to Rogate Bike Park which is part of the B1KE bike park network to see what changes they have made during the lockdown.
Check out the video below to see all the changes and features. I ride every trail apart from the DMR S&M trail so you should know what to expect on your next visit.
Rogate Bike Park Trail Guide
Rogate Bike Park 2021 Changes
There have been quite a few changes at Rogate Downhill since I last visited. One of the bigger changes is the rerouting of part of the top of Bottle Rocket which is Rogates famous blue flow trail. They have taken out one of the fast straight lines and instead added a few large sandy corners taking riders further down the hill. If you are a regular rider at Rogate then this may take you by surprise so make sure your first run is a sighting lap.
Other changes include more gap jumps and tables towards the bottom of the park with Split Richard seeing an overhaul as well as Bikini Bottom.
The six-pack gap jumps on the Far Beyond Ridden trail have been removed and there are more push up locations with drop-in zones to session your favourite jumps and features. There is also a new skinny north shore line at the very end of the Tunnel Vision trail.
The top of the hill has also seen some changes since my last visit. There is now a trail called P-Plate which is either a new trail or one that has seen an overhaul. It now features a small gap step up at the beginning followed by a north shore gap drop followed by a gap that can be hipped. This was my favourite trail to ride but do watch out for riders checking out the features. I had to stop every single run due to kids standing on the north shore drop which wasn’t ideal.
Whilst there I also took my camera and took a few photos of others riding the park which you can see in the gallery below. This time I visited Rogate Bike park on my own but I will be back in the near future with some mates, as bike parks are always more fun with friends to challenge and push you on.
What do you think of Rogate Downhill?
I am not a bike park rider. I much prefer riding more natural trails which are 3+ minutes in length minimum. However, I really enjoyed my day riding at Rogate. I rode both an ebike and trail bike that day. I managed to hit every trail in under an hour including riding back up on the EMTB but only managed 4-5 trails on the trail bike as I was pretty tired from the push-up.
Rogate is certainly fun on an Ebike as there is no uplift but an EMTB is by no means required as it’s quite a small hill and the downs are more fun on a traditional bike (or as I like to call them, “analogues”).
Let us know what you think of Rogate Bike Park in the comments below.
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