At Peak District MTB we were very excited to hear about Yorkshire Water’s plans to make some new trails at Langsett Reservoir. https://pam.peakdistrict.gov.uk/?r=NP/S/0718/0606&q=Langsett&s=0 The aim of their work is to open up the area to people with disabilities who ride adapted bikes, such as our members from Experience Community. At present there are few challenging […]
BHF Ride 18 – Thanks to the Volunteers
A couple of weeks have passed since the latest British Heart Foundation ride which started in Hope. Peak District MTB have been working with the BHF for a few of years now and our input has helped improve the route, making it more sustainable as well as fun for riders. This year BHF asked us […]
What on Earth is cheeky riding?
I’m sure you’ve come across the term “cheeky riding” in conversation with other mountain bikers, on internet forums and even on our own Facebook page, but what does it mean and should you care? Simply put, cheeky riding is riding somewhere you aren’t really allowed to ride. As mountain bikers, we don’t have a right […]
Peak District Mountain Biking Events 2018
In 2018 there are a myriad of events in the Peak District and the surrounding area to suit all kinds of riding styles and skill levels. Here’s a taster of what’s on offer: Open5 Adventure Race – Peaks 11th Feb 2018 Memorial Hall, Edale, Hope Valley. www.openadventure.com Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) 9-11 March 2018 […]
All Weather Mountain Bike Route – Dialled Mag
Our friends at Dialled Snowboard and Mountain Bike News have been out on one of our rides and created a video of their adventure. Click here for the full article. [ 2020 Update: Latest version of the route is here. ]
Singletrack, Steam, Deer & Northshore: Chatsworth, Rowsley & Northwood MTB Route
Here’s a short mountain bike route to try out that takes in the splendour of Chatsworth, has singletrack through woodland, passes Peak Rail and even has some new “Northshore”. We started at the new free car park just off Station Close, Rowsley at the end of the new cycle route that goes from Rowsley to […]
What next for Mountain Biking at the Roaches?
Last month we published the results of our Roaches Mountain Biking Survey. Do you want to know what else has been going on? Well, we’ve been in discussions with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust about initiatives to improve access, maintain what is already there (there are some boggy sections!) and promote the existing permissive routes. These initiatives are […]
Mountain Biking at the Roaches – Survey Results
Earlier in the year we ran an online survey to help us better understand the habits of mountain bikers on the Roaches Estate in the Staffordshire Peak District: How often do you ride there? What do you think? How could it be improved? The survey results are now available. There’s some fascinating insight that will […]