BHF Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge Cancelled for 2020

Sadly this year’s British Heart Foundation Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge has been cancelled. Originally due to take place in April, the event was initially postponed, early on in the Coronavirus pandemic. The BHF have made the tough decision to cancel the event for 2020, returning in 2021. The BHF announcement on their website states: “We’re […]

Elmin Pits Farm Dig Day 3 – February 2020

Back in February, before THE EVENT, when there was still the last of winter’s snow on the higher ground. The Peak District MTB volunteers headed out for the 3rd dig day on the new Elmin Pits Farm trail. After adding more drainage to the bottom straight, we headed up to the long top straight. Where […]

22% Campaign – what’s been happening?

Now is probably as good as time as any to give an update on the 22% Campaign.  As you remember we asked you for routes that you would like to see upgraded to allow access for mountain bikers – you didn’t disappoint with a total of 79 suggestions.  Suggestions covered most of local authorities that […]

Coronavirus – What does social distancing mean for mountain bikers?

***This article was updated 12th May 2020 to include the latest Staying alert and safe Government guidance*** Following the Government guidance issued at the weekend, in England – and hence the Peak District – you can exercise outdoors as much as you want from 13th May and meet one other person from another household whilst observing […]

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