Stake Pass is brutal, intimidating, and downright hard, Stake Pass is also rewarding, fun to ride (when you’re not pushing) and achingly beautiful.

This one is BIG Dark Peak route. But there’s a very long section of cycle path that will get the average up. Nevertheless, it needs…

This route has a classic Dark Peak feel to it that belies its proximity to the sprawling metropolis of Greater Manchester. Distance: 25km (16 miles).

If you want to get some good riding in this winter, don’t limit yourself to trail centres — there are plenty of natural winter wonders…

Yorkshire Dales, the land of caves and waterfalls. Famed for its flat-topped Three Peaks, and idyllic limestone pavements, it is way too often overlooked by…

calderdale

According to Benji Haworth, West Yorkshire is the best county for mountain biking in the whole of the UK. Here's a classic Calderdale route.

Grizedale, in the Lakes, is more than just a great trail centre: go off-piste and there's an amazing web of natural singletrack you can work…

Possibly the definitive Peak route, blending singletrack, technical sections and some fantastic views. While there’s some debate about the best way to approach this route…

Singletrack in Northumberland

This Blanchland route here is a mecca for soulful, moortop, mud-in-your-eye mountain biking that’s as good as anywhere in the world.

Download our free GPS route from Ambleside in the Lake District, and enjoy winter riding at its best