There comes a time every year when we get pretty cheesed off with the relentless mud on all our clothes, shoes, bikes and home, and the sound of gritstone grinding away at components. It’s usually in that Blue Monday time around New Year. This year it has been delayed slightly by me taking a little […]
Cut Gate Path: Collaboration, Consideration, Conservation, Action?
Back in November we told you about the conversations Peak District MTB are having about Cut Gate alongside Ride Sheffield. Well things have moved on a bit and now, with the backing of the Peak District National Park Authority, Sheffield City Council, The Outdoor City and the support of Keeper of the Peak as well […]
Peak District MTB All Weather Mountain Bike Route
The traditional Kinder Circuit is a UK classic – up to Hollins Cross, over Rushup Edge, down Roych Clough towards Hayfield and finishing spectacularly down Jacob’s Ladder. Or you can ride it the other way round and it ain’t bad either. It’s a largely weatherproof ride, except for the start around Mam Tor and the […]
Have you ridden on the Roaches Estate? Let us know what you think in our survey
Located just north of Leek in the South West Peak District, the Roaches Estate is an incredibly popular spot for outdoor activities with a handful of rights of way for mountain biking. Have you ridden on the Roaches Estate? What did you think? Would you like to ride there? Do you even know where it […]
Mountain Biking Events in the Peak District 2017
The Peak District and the surrounding area hosts a myriad of mountain biking and related events to suit all kinds of riding styles and skill levels. Here’s a taster of what’s on offer in 2017: Dark & White Mountain Bike Events Various dates and locations Mountain bike orienteering events around the Peak District. www.darkwhitecycling.co.uk Evans […]
Hope Valley Mountain Bike Challenge
The annual Hope Valley Mountain Bike Challenge was run on Saturday 24th September 2016. This year the participants could choose from 2 tough off-road routes of either 14 or 28 miles around the beautiful Hope Valley and beyond. The event was aimed at experienced mountain bikers, with the technical routes taking in some of the […]
The South Peak Loop is it any good?
If your only impression of mountain biking in the Peak District is of bleak moorlands, gritstone outcrops and technical, rocky riding, this new circular loop could be quite an eye-opener for you. Taking in beautiful dales, deciduous woodland and lush open countryside, the South Peak loop is a great multi-day trip or a tough one […]
South Peak Loop Official Opening
Peak District horse-riding advocacy group Peak Horsepower are officially launching their new South Peak Loop on April 14th at Hulme End in Staffordshire. The 70-mile waymarked route, taking in some beautiful White Peak scenery, complements Peak Horsepower’s Kinder Loop in the northern Peak District and is, of course, open to cyclists too. For those mountain bikers who served […]