On-road, off-road, ups and downs… try a new kind of cycling adventure this May


The Adventure Cross series from mbr and Cycling Weekly offers challenging long-distance group rides that’ll test your legs and your skills. Whether you’re on a hardtail, a cross bike or even a full-sus, you’ll find yourself flying through some sections and fighting through others — and that’s all part of the fun.

From tough Cumbrian climbs to rocky singletrack and fast-paced forest trails, the Grizedale Grizzly on May 15 takes in two of South Lakeland’s most famous waters, Windermere and Coniston. Choose from the 45-mile Mini Massif or the epic 65-mile Massif route.


Starting from the small village of Cartmel, the ride winds its way out through the fells on virtually traffic-free lanes before reaching the first off-road sections.

The riding here is challenging and occasionally technical, as slate and rock-strewn paths put your skills to the test. Steep climbs offer a true challenge, but you’ll be well rewarded by spectacular views and fast, flowing descents.


Cyclo-cross riders will be in their element on the narrow lanes and fast gravel fire roads, but when it comes to the rockier off-road sections, anyone who’s opted for a hardtail will be laughing.

Reserve your place now at bookmyride.co.uk.


Adventure Cross 2016

Moors & Shores, Sunday April 3, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

Grizedale Grizzly, Sunday May 15, Cartmel, Cumbria

Peak District Pioneer. Sunday July 10, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Galloway Gallop, Sunday September 18, Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries, Scotland

Lakeland Monster Miles, Sunday October 16, Keswick, Cumbria