Sutton Bank is a new mountain bike trail centre in Sutton Bank in the North York Moors run by Sutton Bank Bikes. Positioned 1000 feet high this area is already spoiled for choice of natural trails to ride.
It opened in November 2013. There is a skills area, a 4.8km green graded Cliff Trail, a 9km or optional extended 12km Blue Fort Trail and a 27km Paradise Red MTB trail. They pride themselves on having trails with a more natural feel and epic views.
It is the brainchild of the same good folks behind the Dalby Bike Barn (i.e. our friends at Pace Cycles) and was developed by them in partnership with the North York Moors National Park Authority.
Cliff Trail Bike Track (Green)
- The new 4.8km family friendly bike track takes cyclists through woods and farmland and along Sutton Bank’s cliff edge to the north of the visitor centre and car park. The key to the project is the combining of this new 4.5-kilometre family cycle route that takes cyclists along Sutton Bank cliff with the existing bridleway network. The family trail links into many kilometres of waymarked and managed routes suitable for a wide variety of abilities.
Fort Trail (Blue)
- The Fort Trail is a blue graded trail and the first 9.5 km section opened in April 2014. Soon afterwards an optional extension launched taking it to nearly 13 km. It takes in part of the Cliff Trail too
Paradise Trail (Red)
- This steps it up a gear with a 27km red graded MTB trail that opened in July 2014
- There’s also a purpose built skills area
- This area has lots to choose from. There are wild rides on the open moor, family friendly trails and technically challenging natural riding. A good site to check out some of the trails is MTB routes which have natural routes around the Sutton Bank area and the wider North York Moors
- The work was made possible by North York Moors Apprentices, Rangers, Pace Cycles, Field Staff and Volunteers
- If you have ridden any of the trails around Sutton Bank then why not share your experiences by posting a review, or some pics or videos on the listing