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  • Doctor’s Gate and Cut Gate, Peak District MTB Route

    Doctor’s Gate and Cut Gate, Peak District MTB Route is two awesome routes put into one. The trail starts in Sharoe Green and is 36 miles long.
  • Dorking to Brighton

    This is a very long 78km mountain bike route from Dorking to Brighton. It's one way (or more not a loop) so plan to get the train back. 

  • Exmoor GPS MTB route in Somerset

    Exmoor GPS MTB route in Somerset. Long tehnical route

  • Glossop - Cut Gate

    Glossop - Cut Gate is a mountain bike route in the Dark Peak side of Peak District. It is graded Hard / Difficult and is a mammoth 44.7 miles long. It starts from Glossop, in the Peak District. It takes you through Edale valley and over Cut Gate for some great, technical Dark Peak riding. It is a hard ride that should not be underestimated. If you are of good fitness it should take 6-8 hrs to complete. It is definitely worth the effort as it contains a number of challenging climbs and fantastic descents. The ride starts from a free car park in Glossop just off the A624, near to the junction with the A57 and the Tourist Information Centre. Kick off rom the car park (GR035940) turn left onto the A624 and climb out of Glossop, towards Hayfield. 


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Glossop - Cut Gate

  • Grizedale - Parkamoor

    Grizedale - Parkamoor mountain bike route is in the South Lake District. It is graded Hard / Difficult. The MTB route is 17.1 miles of great rocky riding starting from the Grizedale Vistors Centre. It begins on the man made mountain bike trails of The North Face Trail, before heading along the fells above Coniston Water for the fantastic Parkamoor descent into High Nibthwaite. Although this descent is the highlight the ones that follow don't disappoint and there's a real rock fest to finish.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Grizedale - Parkamoor

  • Harkerside and Apedale from Dales Bike Centre

    Approximately 20km (12 miles), but don't be fooled by the short distance, the ride has nearly 600m of climbing, which of course means plenty of time going downhill at great speeds, firstly on a moorland track, as you dip into Wensleydale, then secondly over grouse moors, shooting butts and grassy singletrack. The final 4km drop you more than 300 vertical metres down to the Dales Bike Centre where an epic cake usually awaits.
  • Hayfield - Jacob's Ladder

    Hayfield - Jacob's Ladder mountain bike route is in the Peak District. It is graded technically Hard / Difficult and is 17.5 miles long. It starts from Hayfield. It is the classic Dark Peak route that takes in the Jacob's Ladder, Rushup Edge and Roych Clough descents. The main climbs are directly to the back of Jacob's Ladder from Hayfield and up to Rushup Edge via Hollins Cross and Mam Tor. Although not exceptionally long the rocky terrain, combined with difficult climbs and steep technical descents, makes this route a tough one. It kicks off from the Visitor Centre car park (GR035869) and head towards Hayfield in the direction of the church.


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    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hayfield - Jacob's Ladder


     

  • Hayfield - Jacobs Ladder - Long Version

    Hayfield - Jacobs Ladder - Long Version mountain bike route is a tough 21.4 miles on the western edge of the Dark Peak. It includes some of the most challenging climbs in the Peak District but there are some fantastic descents as payback, including Jacob's Ladder. The ride starts from the Visitor Centre car park in Hayfield (GR035869).


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hayfield - Jacobs Ladder - Long Version

  • Hebden Bridge and the Bronte Way

    Hebden Bridge and the Bronte Way mountain bike route in Calderdale is graded Hard/ Difficult and is 21.4 miles long. It follows the trails across the moorlands north of Calderdale, in South Yorkshire.  After starting from Hebden Bridge the route goes through Oxenhope, then along the Bronte Way to Ogden Water, before returning.  It's a great ride with a mixture of terrain for the descents, which includes Pecket Well, and some big climbs that will get your legs burning. If you do this on a bad day bear in mind it can be a bit bleak on't moor, as there is nowhere to hide from the weather.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hebden Bridge and the Bronte Way. 

  • Hebden Dale MTB

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    A classic short mountain bike loop starting in the tourist town of Hebden Bridge. This ride is 13 miles long and graded hard. It takes in some great riding around Hardcastle Crags, Walshaw, Widdop, Blackshaw Head and Ragley. The route begins with a steady tarmac climb until the road rolls down to Hardcastle Crags. Just before the visitor car park there is a hidden bridleway to the right and the real challenge is clearing it without putting your foot down ‘dabbing’ over this very short but technical climb, both power and bike handling skills are needed to overcome the first real challenge of the day.


    The route continues up through the Crags before you take a left up to Shackelton Knoll. This climb is steep on a good day and the time of year can really effect traction as you make your way to the top. A grass descent then drops you through a small hamlet and onto a fast section to Alcomden Water before climbing up to the Calder/Aire Link at Clough Foot.


    GPS log courtesy of Cycle Calderdale. A full route description for this ride is available on their website here: ​Hebden Bridge MTB


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  • Helvellyn

    Helvellyn mountain bike route is in the Eastern Lake District. It is graded Hard / Difficult. it is a very technical 12.5 mile route over the summit of Helvellyn,, that climbs Sticks Pass and descends Dolywagon Pike and Grisedale. On a good day it will be a very big test of your stamina and riding skills, in bad weather you might want to give it a miss. It starts from Glenridding campsite.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Helvellyn

  • Helvellyn - Sticks Pass, Lakes

    Helvellyn - Sticks Pass mountain bike route is in the Eastern Lake District is draged Hard/ Difficult and is 11.6 miles long. It starts from Glenridding (from the junction on the main road at the bridge over the river, by the corner shop). It climbs to the summit of Helvellyn via Glenridding Common before finishing with a descent of Sticks Pass. It’s a fantastic ‘proper’ mountain bike ride with lots of very technical descending, which is ample compensation for the sections of hike-a-biking.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Helvellyn - Sticks Pass.


     

  • Helvellyn (FlatTyres)

    Helvellyn mountain bike route is in the Eastern Lake District. It is graded Hard / Difficult. it is a very technical 13 mile route over the summit of Helvellyn, It climbs Sticks Pass and descends Dolywagon Pike and Grisedale. With steep boulder covered descents and long sections of hike’a’bike this ride is a very big test of your stamina and riding skills.

    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Helvellyn

  • High Street to Hell

    High Street to Hell is mountain bike route in the Eastern Lake District. It is graded as technically Hard / Difficult and is split over two days as it is just over 43 miles long. It starts from Waterhead and the first day takes you from Ambleside YHA to Patterdale YHA via High Street and contains 25.3 miles of riding and 5136ft climbing. It is a big day in the mountains that ends with a technical trail along the edge of Ullswater.


    Start by leaving the Ambleside YHA (GR377031) and turn left on the A591.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: High Street to Hell

  • Ightham & Mereworth Woods

    23km cross country loop in the Sevenoaks/Tonbridge/Maidstone area.

  • Ingleton and Pennine Bridleway

    This is a mountain bike route of 37 miles that starts in Ingleton, on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It is a ride across big moors with some great rocky descents and lots of limestone features to look at on the way. The first half of the route heads out around Whernside before returning on the Pennine Bridleway. 

    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 the Pennine Bridleway

  • Kinlochleven - Ciaran Path

    The Kinlochleven - Ciaran Path MTB GPS route is 10.5 miles long. The route kicks off from Caolasnacon, Highland, PA40. It is a tough and technical rocky trail. 

  • Ladybower Loop

    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

  • Land Of Two Counties

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    This ride starts in the Upper Calder Valley town of Todmorden and dips two wheels firmly in the counties of Yorkshire & Lancashire. Featuring 5 challenging climbs of mixed terrain and variety of natural trails this mid distance mountain bike route is superb.


    GPS log courtesy of Cycle Calderdale. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Land Of Two Counties


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  • Llandegla and Back

    Llandegla and Back mountain bike route is in the Clwydian Range in North Wales. I tis graded Difficult/ Hard and is 36.3 miles long. It starts from the Moel Famau car park. Using a mixture of tarmac and trails it heads out through Nercwys Forest on the way to the manmade singletrack at Llandegla. After taking in the Black Route leave the forest on the historic Offa’s Dyke trail before returning to Moel Famau along the ridge of the Clwyds. This big day out in the hills is a great mixture of pure XC and singletrack fun with good café stops on the way.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Llandegla and Back


     

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