These loops avoid the honeypots. They may lack the drama of the stuff around Ladybower and Edale but you’re a lot less likely to have…
We're finally breaking fee from winter, but impatience got the better of us, so we went in search of mud-free trails, in the most unlikely…
The Lakeland 200 is a 200km loop around The Lake District national park. The route takes in some amazing trails and scenery.
The fickle British climate loves to mock our sun-dappled dreams but a deluged North York Moors make for a spectacular consolation prize.
The Peak District's rocky descents, scree scrambles and wild reservoirs are a cinch to explore in the age of digital mapping - just download an…
We revisit this iconic Lakeland route but this time we mix classic Walna Scar Road with some detours from the back of an envelope...
Flowing singletrack has never been a calling card of the Lake District, which is perhaps why this little loop has become such a firm favourite…
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.
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 Houndkirk and Stanage route takes you to some classic viewpoints, while avoiding too much mud, making this a great year-round route.
Here it is: arguably England's finest trail, for you to download completely free
Download the free GPS route for this cracking all-day epic.
Download the free GPS route for this all-weather classic near Ambleside
Ride the Ambleside route from the March issue of mbr magazine
A tough climb followed by an equally gnarly descent makes this one of the Lakes' most rewarding challenges.
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…
For a taster of the mighty Lake District, without the macho climbs and nerve-shattering descents, try this gem just above Keswick.
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).
One of England's great rides: start at Patterdale, climb the Helvellyn ridge then descend Sticks Pass
This classic Lakeland pass is a rite of passage for every British mountain biker.