A trip to the in-laws often involves a trip to Aston Hill (just 30 minutes down the road) but when I know we’ve got a busy weekend in store I opt for a lesser known local spot that I stumbled across a few months ago.
You’ll find it by heading out of Princes Risbrough along New Road then take the 4th road on your left – Kop Hill. Just over half way up the road you’ll see a lay-by area on the right (where the grass has been worn away from people parking there) and the top of the ‘tracks’ are visible through the trees.
Kop Hill is a neat little ‘locals’ built track which is great for a bit of fun riding when time’s tight. There are two runs and a table top jump. Run time is short (sub 20 seconds) but it’s a good gradient, firm rolling surface (though the limestone can lead to your tyres getting gummed up a bit in the wet) and decent enough features for the scale of the place. Bike wise a 100mm hardtail is all you’ll need to get the best out of the place.