With barely any climbing and just 11km long, this Clwydian Hills route looks a pushover. But the reality is a bite-size chunk of genuinely great…

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Slippery singletrack, rocky horror shows, huge sea views and some delightful wooded combes; this Lynmouth route has the lot.

The riding is enthralling on this Fort William route — mainly rocky with plenty of technical interest — and the views are about as good…

Distance: 35km (22 miles). There’s something magical about climbing up into high mountains, and they don’t get much higher this Brecon Beacons route.

While its simplicity may be a turn-off to some thrill seekers, we find the newly extended Gwydir Forest trail presses all the right buttons.

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…

How to find the best place to mountain bike near London. Look a bit closer through the urban sprawl and you’ll find some little gems…

Don’t underestimate the severity of this Elan Valley route; it has more ups and downs than the Welsh rugby team and hass plenty of technical…

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).

It may be tucked away in a remote corner of the Highlands, but with a new cafe and top-notch enduro trails, Laggan Wolftrax is worth…

On the outskirts of Gloucester lies the Flyup 417 Project, the UK’s largest privately owned bike park and a true labour of love.

This is where it all started for Northern Ireland’s trail centres. Blessingbourne was the first purpose-built mountain bike trail centre in Northern Ireland.

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…

Four free route downloads that take right to the very top of things in Exmoor, Yorkshire Dales, Scotland and Snowdonia.

Smooth routes in Wales, Lakes, Yorkshire Dales, Wiltshire and Dartmoor. If you're looking for some smooth flowy stuff then check out any of these great…

Help pry them out of the trail centre with these fun loops. Thrilling singletrack for new riders, without the off-putting big climbs or techie sections.