Bridleway Maintenance 2016 – a review of Peak District MTB volunteers’ great work

The Peak District MTB Maintenance Team has been out on the trails again this year. Working to preserve and enhance the reputation of the Peak District as one of the best places to ride a mountain bike in the world. Working with our partners Peak District National Park Authority and Derbyshire County Council to carry out sensitive repairs to many of the most popular trails in the Peak District.

Focusing on simple tasks such as drainage, repairing erosion and stopping path spread. Simple jobs with the aim of keeping the character of each bridleway the same as it has historically been. Ultimately keeping them fun to ride but making them more sustainable.

One of the main maintenance tasks is to build and maintain drains, this is something that we require your support with. If you see a blocked drain, give it a kick. Stopping standing water, erosion and drying out the trail out faster. Click here to see our a short demo of how to kick out a drain.

This year we have focused on 7 different routes, with a mixture of work parties during the day, on weekends and evenings. For 2017 we are planning a mixture of the same, with some additional projects on a slightly larger scale. Stay tuned to the website or drop me an email to if you want to be emailed once our plans are finalized.

Big thanks to anyone who helped out with digging in 2016.

4 January 2017