New MTB Access: Elmin Pits is now officially open!

At our 2019 AGM we announced Peak District MTB were working with Severn Trent Water to increase access for mountain biking around the Ladybower and Upper Derwent Valley area. The first stage of that was Peak District MTB volunteers, in conjunction with the Peak District National Park, renovating an existing footpath, in preparation for it […]

Kinder tresspass

The Spirit of the Kinder Trespass

We get into a few debates about access here at Peak District MTB. Unsurprising bearing in mind our main aim is to hugely increase the number of places you can legally ride your bike here in the national park. Anyway, when we’re talking access – inevitably online, inevitably late at night, sometimes with a glass […]

Advocacy in Action

What is mountain bike advocacy? “Advocacy. Bloody boring. But when it comes good, it’s the best thing in the world.” Keeper of the Peak, August 2018 For us lot involved in mountain bike advocacy, there is a lot of dull stuff we need to do: spending time in meetings, talking on the phone, emails bouncing […]

Bridleway Maintenance 2018

Peak District MTB have achieved a lot in 2018 on the digging front. With James Irwin heading the work in the Hope Valley and Ladybower areas with Martyn Sharp the Peak District National Park ranger. And Dan Noble kicking off new work in the Staffordshire Roaches with Jon Rowe of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Combined, this […]