Various different training providers use the facilities at QECP to put on sessions for the public. These can cover an amazing range of subjects from gilding to painting and chainsaw use.

This weekend a local trainer, Phil Quill, was taking a small enthusiastic group of cyclists through the MIAS Mountain Bike Leader course. The course aim was to promote safe enjoyment of all aspects of mountainbiking in an on or off road environment.

The MIAS sylabus (Mountain Bike Instructors Scheme) provides training and assessment in the technical and group management skills required by those who wish to lead groups in the UK.

More details of this and other courses offered by Phil go to his Hampshire Training web-site on

The next six months of events and activities, covering the period from the start of April through to the end of the Summer, is currently being put together by Park staff. This will be avaliable shortly in hard copy from the Visitor Centre of on the web-site at