Through our activities we help children to discover new passions, new talents and to understand that they have enormous potential.

Open Trail is a registered charity established to encourage young people, of Worcestershire and the West Midlands, to strive for more than they think possible, despite their own personal circumstances. Bikes and the outdoors are our tools for developing confidence – resilience -independence


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BURLISH BIKE PARK: Our major development is now OPEN! Our very own bike park is proving very popular, more details are available via

VOLUNTEERS: Burlish Bike Park needs you! Get in touch to be part of the team via 

WE ARE HIRING: We are looking for more qualified cycle coaches and forest school leaders. For more information please email


Get Outdoors!

Forest School. Get the fire on, cook up some tasty treats, have a go at blind-folded challenges, build a survival camp, use knives and saws, and go where ever your imagination takes you! Let the kid’s decide!

We welcome you to our own Forest School site at Kinver Edge, near Stourbridge, stretch their wild side in our fantastic woodland!

We offer 6-8 blocks of weekly 1-2 hours, small group sessions on YOUR school site! These sessions focus on traditional Forest School, child-led play and personal enquiry.

We also provide outdoor sessions for larger groups, with more of a curriculum focus. Bring your learning goals outside!

Get Active!

Open Trail cycle coaching teaches progressive cycling, from Balanceability, learning to ride to group riding, racing and tackling multiple terrains. We offer one-off days or a series of sessions, or a special week of activities from progressing basic skills to races, fun games and challenges.

Our aim is for all children to leave primary school, able to ride a bike. If your pupils cannot ride independently, we can teach them to cycle in no time!

Our ‘Ultimate Skills Track’ is new and exciting. We can provide a special wooden bike track and obstacles, which will challenge your pupil’s cycling, push their skills and show them what they are truly capable of.

Get Rewarded!

It’s not always possible to reward your pupils with exciting school trips, so… let us bring the excitement to you with our ‘Reward Days’!

Whether it is for hard work, citizenship, making good choices or outstanding achievements, we provide one-off reward days for our Forest School and Bike Coaching.

Get Inspired!

We offer assemblies from:

-GB Cycling Team Racer and 2X Women’s World Series 4X Mountain Bike Champion Hannah Escott.

-GB Cycling Team Racer and 2X Men’s World BMX Champion Scott Beaumont.

A whole host of topics, and case studies from around the world

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News and Updates

Beautiful bikes from Postcode Community Trust

Beautiful bikes from Postcode Community Trust

Funding from the Postcode Community Trust helps provide bikes for local schools Open Trail would like to give a huge thank-you to players of the People's Postcode Lottery and the Postcode Community Trust for their grant of £1,400 to help us get...

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National Lottery and Forest School

National Lottery and Forest School

National Lottery Funding helps Open Trail cascade the benefits of Forest School to more children “It’s been invaluable for this group. I’ve seen them do and achieve things that I never would have imagined. Then to see Sophie work together with everyone else, it’s...

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Schools get cycling with Open Trail and Big Bike Revival

Schools get cycling with Open Trail and Big Bike Revival

“Why does Open Trail exist? Because too many adults forget how much fun cycling is and too many young people  never get to experience some of the greatest things in life: the freedom of cycling, being outdoors, and the determination to do make great things...

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