This mountain bike route of 29.2 miles starts from Ingleton on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It heads out on a clockwise route around Ingleborough going under the Ribblehead Viaduct to reach Cam End junction before returning via the Pennine Bridleway. There is a great variety of riding with moorland tracks, hardpack double track, sheep clipped grass, fun singletrack and some rocky bits. It’s a great ride with big views and not many really steep bits or hugely technical sections.
Start from the Information Centre car park (GR694730). Leave the car park keeping the visitor centre on the right then at the T-junction at the exit turn right. Go under the bridge then at the following junction turn left and descend a short way to a junction at the bottom. Turn left and go across the bridge over the river to a junction directly after (GR694732). Turn right and follow the road out of the houses for a steep climb through the trees. After a while the lane plateaus and goes down a gentle descent before climbing again to a gated junction on a right hand bend (GR699745).
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Ingleton and Cam End.
This mountain bike route of 29.9 miles starts from near the Ribblehead Viaduct on the western side of the Yorkshire Dales. It uses Cam High Road and the Pennine Way for a ride around Hawes and back. While mainly using double track there is a bit of everything with fast blasts, steep technical riding, some hard climbing and easy spins with stunning views. In wetter weather, this can be a very big ride but with Hawes, at the halfway point there are opportunities for refuelling and bike maintenance.
Start from the layby at the junction of the B6255 and B6479 just below The Station Inn, near the Ribblehead Viaduct (GR766792). Turn right from the layby and climb the B6255 away from the junction. After a while, the road passes the Gearstones cottages and outdoor centre on the right. Continue following the road, which after a while goes around a right hand bend and through a dip. Climb out of the dip to a left-hand bend at the top, with a junction to a gated track on the right (GR785803). Turn right onto the gravel track and go through the gate then descend straight ahead to the bridge.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Ribblehead and Hawes
The Marin and Moel Siabod GPX mountain bike route is a moderately graded and 26.5 miles long in North Wales. It adds a loop of natural trails into the middle of the Marin Trail. It uses part of the historic Sarn Helen trail to head south from the Marin Trail before a return leg below Moel Siabod. This extra loop has a mixture of forest tracks, rutted double track, bouldery descending and fantastic views. It kicks off from the Marin car park.
GPS log courtesy of The ‘Flattyres-MTB’.
A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: The Marin and Moel Siabod
This Arran GPS route is 29 miles long, It starts from Brodick, Brodick-Ardrossan, Isle of Arran, Scotland, KA27 8.
The Cairan Path is an epic 45km route in the Scottish Highlands. It starts at the Ice Factor car park in Konlochleven.
The route was kindly donated by DMBinS Highland E-Guide which is a great resource and has extra detail on this route as well as being packed full of other routes and helpful advice across the Highland.
Although this is an excellent mountain bike route it utilises multi-use paths and trails. It is important we adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times when using the route. For more information on what the code means for mountain bikers read the ‘Do The Ride Thing’ guide from DMBinS.
Derbyshire Dales and the High Peak Trail is a mountain bike route in The White Peak area of the Derbyshire Dales in the rolling hills and valleys of the Peak District. It is graded Moderate and is 26 miles long.
The route travels in an anticlockwise direction from the High Peak Trail and takes in a good number of the Dales. As well as stunning scenery there some great descents and hard climbs. Keep an eye on the weather though, if it’s wet it’ll be slippery with mud and the famous White Peak limestone. There is also one section, mentioned in the text, which could flood when the River Wye is high. It hasn't been a problem for me so far though. The ride starts in Sparklow car park on the High Peak Trail, just off the A515, 6.5 miles south east of Buxton.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Derbyshire Dales and the High Peak Trail
Gunnerside Gill & Apedale mountain bike route in the Yorkshire Dales is 28.5 miles long and is graded moderate. It heads up Swaledale and Gunnerside before returning through Apedale. There's a good mixture of rocky trails through the Swaledale and over the moors with some great descents and long climbs in Gunnerside Gill and Apedale. Although a long, hard ride Gunnerside has some good mid-ride refuelling options.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Gunnerside Gill & Apedale
Ladybower Loop is a mountain bike route in the Dark Peak side of the Peak District in England. It is graded as Hard / Difficult in technical ability and is 28.3 miles long. Itt starts from the top end of the Ladybower Reservoir and heads out though Hope valley and returns via Edale valley following some of the best trails the Dark Peak has to offer. With adrenaline inducing descents and tricky, technical climbs this ride will push the limit of your skills and stamina. It starts from the car park at the Upper Derwent Information Centre (GR172893).
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Ladybower Loop
This Long Mynd mountain bike track in the Shropshire Hills is graded as hard/ difficult. It is 27.6 miles long and starts in Church Stretton, Shropshire. It’s a winch and plummet route that reaches the ridge five times, with little riding on the flat in between. It takes in the best descents the hills have to offer but also a lot of hard climbs. While your legs will definitely be sore you should finish with a big grin on your face.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Long Mynd Hard
Long Mynd Long mountain bike track in shropshire is graded Hard/ Difficult and is 29 miles long. It traverses almost the whole length of the Long Mynd ridge. It has some great descents but with over 4600ft of ascent make sure you take your climbing legs. The ride starts off in the centre of Church Stretton, conveniently next to a Co-op and some public toilets, at a pay and display car park that isn't expensive.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Long Mynd Long
Miller's Crossing is a mountaib bike route in The White Peak of the Peak District. It is graded as technically moderate and is 26.9 miles long. It travels most of the length of the Monsal Trail in the Peak District and takes you through all the tunnels. But don’t let the old railway cycle track fool you this is no easy ride. The cross over point at Miller’s Dale station sends you out on three loops into the hills. There may be some big climbs but they are rewarded with some great descents. To keep your strength up there are two chances to visit the café at Blackwell Mill Bike Hire. There are also plenty of facilities at the start point of Hassop Station.
It begins from the Hassop Station car park (GR217705).
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Miller's Crossing
Castleton,Edale,Edaleride,great descents and some climbing.
Home of the historic Swanage Railway line, the route heads straight out onto the white chalky ridges of the stunning Jurassic Coastline. Along the route you’ll take in some of the best vistas the Dorset coast has to offer including getting up close and personal with Old Harry Rocks and Corfe Castle. The route itself is a stunning mix of big wide chalky downs, long sweeping descents, challenging climbs and fast flowing technical single-track. - See more at: http://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-purbeck-hill-a-saurus-mtb/#sthash.LigaxBWI.dpuf
The route starts from:
Herston Camp Site Washpond Ln Swanage Dorset
Sligachan MTB GPS Route is an epic 46km trail with an ascent of 1000m. Set off from the Sligachan hotel and ride 14km south on the A87. At Luib turn of the road and through a gate signposted to Torrin.
The route was kindly donated by DMBinS Highland E-Guide which is a great resource and has extra detail on this route as well as being packed full of other routes and helpful advice across the Highlands region.
This classic South Downs Mountain Bike route starts from Amberley Working Museum which is situated in the heart of the South Downs. The route has a number of leg warming hills and exciting descents on the Downs based between Amberley, Arundel & Steyning.
Starts from Amberley Working Museum, in Amberley
Plumpton Racecourse is at the foot of the South Downs Hills so there’s no wasting time before you are sampling some great off-road trails.
The first big climb gets you onto the ridge, then it’s a roller-coaster of delights as you head west on the famous South Downs Way.
Starts from Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton
This route will provide some stunning views of the south coast from the top of Kingley Vale and St Roches Hill, some challenging climbs including Cocking Hill and sweet descents on quiet single and double track bridleways. The South Down Way also make an appearance. - See more at: http://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-south-downs-epic-mtb/#sthash.3rPMszhk.dpuf
Route starts at Fontwell Racecourse
Fontwell Ave FontwellWest Sussex BN18 0SX
A massive route taking in some great natural riding in the hills south of Llangollen. This route starts from the longstay car park on the outskirts of Llangollen as the parking is half the price of the town centre carpark where this route usually starts from.
The Beast of Llangollen mountain bike route takes in Ceiriog Valley, Llangollen and the Berwyns in North Wales. It is graded hard/ difficult and is 26.4 miles long.
It heads to the Ceiriog Valley and back from Llangollen via some of the steepest, longest climbs and steepest, rockiest descents. With around 4800ft of climbing on the way it is definitely a beast of a ride but one that will leave a big (tired) grin on your face after taking in most of the best descents the valleys have to offer.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: The Beast of Llangollen
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