Duking It Out – More MTB access to Chatsworth Estate in the future?

Recently Chatsworth Estate invited interested groups to comment on their Whole Estate Plan. Obviously we couldn’t miss the opportunity make our case for improved access, so we dusted off our crayons and stated the case for mountain bikes once more. You can see our response here. It’s not perfect by any means, but has given […]

BHF Peak District Challenge Cancelled

The BHF Peak District Challenge has been cancelled, in news which we’re as gutted as you lot to learn. The ride, which had originally been post-poned earlier in the year, was slated for October 21st, but owing to slow sign ups the charity has taken the decision to cancel the event this year. Here at […]

Hollinsclough Rakes no longer a challenge

Staffordshire County Council’s repairs to Hollinsclough Rakes are well underway and it looks like there will be a lot less challenging riding in this quiet corner of the Peak District. We’ve reported previously on the long-running closure and consultation on the repairs to Swan and Limer Rake near Hollinsclough, but only recently have Staffordshire County […]

Milestones in a decade of growth – 10,000+ followers

Peak District MTB has hit two significant milestones just recently. It’s 10 years since the group was formed, and just this week our 10,000th Facebook follower has joined us as we continue champion mountain biking here in the national park. Back in 2013 when we kicked things off, we had a modest ambition to be […]

Doctors Gate Update – Tackling the Bog of Doom

Peak District MTB started working with the Peak District National Park Authority in early 2022, making the case for trail upgrades to tackle one of the worst trail bogs in the Peak District. The great news is the improvement works are close to being complete and are a huge improvements for all trail users.. “Doctors […]

Hollinsclough Rake – What’s going on?

Peak District MTB members have reacted with understandable alarm at the appearance of aggregate on Hollinsclough Rake, near Longnor in Staffordshire – so what’s the deal? Way back in January 2021 Staffordshire County Council (SCC) asked for views on proposed works on Hollinsclough Rakes. The deadline was January 31 2021 and Peak District MTB submitted […]