Get your helmet on and hop on your saddle – why not try out the amazing Mountain Bike Trails through Devagh Forest near Cookstown? Get a few mates together and get on your bike today!
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See who can complete the trail the fastest, or just take the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Northern Ireland has some of the most beautiful natural views that there are! So feel the wind zipping past you and kick up some dirt in Devagh Forest.
Mountain Biking Beginner Tips
For many, this could be your first time braving the trails of mountain biking. So, here are some tips to get you started on your journey:
- When you’re riding over tough terrain, make sure to keep your body loose, to allow your bike to roll over it. When riding over a rock or a hill, for example, lift up your backside and keep your arms and legs extended out.
- Keep your eyes forward – if you see a rock or any other obstacle that you wouldn’t want to crash into, then don’t stare at it. Keep your eyes down the trail and try to rely on your peripheral vision to avoid them.
- At first, don’t try to explode your way up steep terrain and hills. Ease into the ascent at your own pace, picking up speed if you feel like you’re able.
Davagh Forest lies in an untouched rural landscape of rolling hills and sweeping forests. Located approximately 6 miles northwest of Cookstown, Davagh Forest offers gentle mountain biking and walking trails as well as an impressive 16km red trail with some rock slab drops you will never forget! The Davagh Forest Trails are a Mid Ulster District Council Facility. Bike hire is not available from the trailhead. To hire bikes for Davagh Forest, you must book in advance with Sperrin Bike Hire, who offer bikes from £20 per person.
Bikes available for hire include:
- 3x large 20″
- 3x medium 18″
- 2x small 16″
- 2x junior mountain bikes