Terms and Conditions

Cycling advice

Mountain biking is a potentially hazardous activity carrying a signicant risk. It should only be undertaken with a full understanding of all inherent risks. These guidelines must always be used in conjunction with the exercise of your own experience intuition and careful judgement. We encourage all bike users to cycle responsibly at all times. There is currently no parking available at the track so we suggest you park and ride from one of the following car parks or villages. The National Trust car park (Jubilee Car Park) - Lynch Lane, Brighstone. Shorwell village (on road opposite church). Toilets are available at the farm office.

Personal safety

We recommend that when cycling you should wear appropriate cycling clothing according to the weather and a cycle helmet. Always wear the right safety clothing including helmet and gloves. Full face helmets are recommended for extreme off road riding. Carry spare equipment and know how to use it. Only cycle within your ability. Expect the unexpected and watch out for other users. Ensure your bike is roadworthy and suitable for the trails. Carry a mobile phone and tell someone where you are.


Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the suitability of the track, the landowner cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or damage as a result of its use. The landowners cannot be held responsible for the condition or suitability of any routes.


The participant agrees to indemnify the land owner, Wight Mountain, its officials agents and any person connected with this permit scheme from any liability whatsoever which they may cause, resulting in personal injury (whether fatal or otherwise), loss, damage or expense to property or possessions however such loss, damage or expense be caused.

The participant agrees to abide by The Isle of Wight Mountain Bike Centre Code of Conduct at all times, and by accepting the permit they acknowledge, accept and agree to observe these conditions:

The participant accepts that cycling o-road can be hazardous and will ride in a manner which is both safe to them and other forest users. The participant agrees that they are physically capable of riding and that they have chosen to do so entirely at their own risk. The participant confirms that the bicycle and equipment they are riding is in good working order and agrees to wear a properly adjusted hard shell bicycle helmet at all times whilst cycling on the trails. The Isle of Wight Mountain Bike Centre reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone with an unsafe or inappropriate bicycle or equipment. The participant agrees that they are fully responsible for any costs incurred or arising from an accident involving or caused by the participant. Payment of the Permit Fee does not include any insurance protection for an accident to, the sickness of or the negligence to or of any individual participant. Any accident or injury caused by the participant's action will be the full responsibility of the participant. Participants completing an application online or in person must be aged 16 years or over. Riders under the age of 16 years are not participants. The actions and any subsequent costs of any rider under 16 are the full responsibility of the riders' parent or legal guardian.

The participant agrees not to create, alter or change any track, cut or damage any tree or damage any signs. Permits are not transferable to another rider under any circumstances. No refunds or part refunds are available under any circumstances.

The Isle of Wight Mountain Bike Centre does not guarantee access to the Cheverton Trail or any part thereof. Access may be restricted by but not limited to forestry work, maintenance and repair, access by statutory services, weather and sporting events. The Isle of Wight Mountain Bike Centre reserves the right to refuse the issue or terminate a Permit at any time and from any person, without giving a specific reason why it has done so.