Cli-machx Harder is a mountain bike route in the Dyfi Forest, near Machynlleth in Mid Wales. It adds more onto the great man made Cli-machx 9 mile trail by adding natural sections on taking it to 14.6 miles long ride. so if you are travelling a long way it more justifies the trip. It is graded technically hard / difficult. There are an extra four great descents spread out across the route to spice things up.
Start from the Cli-machx car park (GR759063) and follow the Cli-machx trail up the long fire track climb.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Cli-machx Harder
The Gunnerside Gill, Yorkshire Dales MTB GPS Loop is 11 miles long and starts from Richmond, Healaugh, DL11 6,
Bealach Brittle MTB GPS loop is a 18.25 km trail ride in the Isle Of Skye, United Kingdom. There is a total ascent of 437.8 m and has a maximum elevation of 228. It starts at the Forestry Commission car park on the Glen Brittle road and follow the gently climbing fire road as it follows parallel with the road below. It's in the easy category with great views.
The route was kindly donated by DMBinS Highland E-Guide which is a great resource and has extra detail on this route as well as being packed full of other routes and helpful advice across the Highlands region.
Although this is an excellent mountain bike route it utilises multi-use paths and trails. It is important we adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times when using the route. For more information on what the code means for mountain bikers read the ‘Do The Ride Thing’ guide from DMBinS.
This Bristol, Mendips Hills MTB route is 15 miles long and starts from Burrington, Bristol, BS40 7.
The Cheddar Gorge, Mendips MTB route is 14km long. Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Cheddar in Somerset. The track is full of singletrack, Black Down open moorland, Rowberrow Warren Woodland, technical climbs, and the rooty, fast descent down the Cheddar Gorge hillside itself.
Ciaran Path GPS MTB Route in the Highlands in Scotland. Technical, hard, rocky all natural route.
Cilcain and Keegan's Lane route is a mountain bike route of 11.4 miles that starts just above the village of Cilcain in the Clwydian Range in North Wales. The route includes some of the best descents these hills have to offer including Keegan’s lane, at the bottom of which the famous footballer used to live (so I’m told, as I ride bikes). The ride has great variety with fast as you dare rocky double track, flowing singletrack, a big climb and some stunning views.
1. The ride starts from the view point car park above Cilcain (GR170652). Turn right from the car park the follow the lane up a gentle climb to a crossroad junction (GR166653). Go across the junction then climb the lane straight on. Go past a farm on the right where the lane becomes a dirt track. Bear right then left on the double track through the trees, then immediately after leaving the trees bear right then left again.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Cilcain and Keegan's Lane
Cut Gate Path in the Peak District is a technical out and back trail. It's a tough, remote, rocky and steep. It can get boggy in wet weather. It starts at S36 4GY Langsett.
Deeside Way - Aberdeen to Drumoak is a 17km GPS route for walkers and cyclists along the Deeside Way. Also known as the Old Deeside Line in Aberdeen begin at the Polmuir Road entrance to Duthie Park joining the path behind the glass enclosed Winter Gardens. Head west through the suburbs of Aberdeen to arrive at Peterculter. Follow the path through Peterculter and pick up the old line again near the old Peterculter Station. After a short distance leave the old line again and join the quiet country road at Coalford heading towards Dalmaik where you leave the road and follow the path until you reach the access road to the playing fields. Follow the access road to where it joins the public road with the path beside it and on into Drumoak. You can catch a ‘bus here back into Aberdeen or carry on along the Deeside Way to Banchory and beyond.
For more info visit http://www.deesideway.org/
Deeside Way - Aboyne to Ballater is a 17.7km MTB GPS route for walkers and cyclists
The path leaves the car park beside the Victory Hall in the centre of Aboyne and is on the old line again so gradients are gentle.
Continue west until you cross the A93 east of Aboyne, after a couple of miles you will arrive at a large layby and picnic area beside the Deeside Gliding Club airfield where you can watch gliders being towed up by plane and landing under their own steam. The path leaves the layby at the western end and continues on to Dinnet where it crosses the public road beside the old Dinnet Station, now the estate office for Dinnet Estate.
As the path continues on the landscape changes to heather and birch trees, an indication that you are approaching an upland area with glimpses of hills and mountains beginning to become more frequent. Eventually the path arrives at Cambus O’ May where you will see the old station building, now a holiday cottage and the impressive suspension bridge over the River Dee. This a popular picnic spot in the summer popular with locals and visitors. As you leave Cambus you will pass in front of Cutaway Cottage, so called because when the railway was built a section of the end of the cottage was demolished to allow the trains to pass.
Passing the Cambus O’ May Cheese Creamery, a short distance further on you will pass Tullich Kirkyard worth a short detour to view the old graves and historic stones. Crossing the A93 again the path approaches Ballater, eventually winding between houses to finish at the Old Royal Station now a visitor centre and museum with displays showing the Royal Family’s involvement with the Deeside Line dating back to Queen Victorias time.
Deeside Way - Banchory to Aboyne is a 21km MTB GPS route for walkers and cyclists along the Deeside way.
This the longest section of the Deeside Way and most of the route is not on the old railway line. There are some hilly sections which provide great views over the surrounding countryside.
Leave the King George V Park onto Dee Street and head south over the river, for walkers there’s a path opposite the bridge up some steps, for cyclists bear left and take the road on the right following the signs for Scolty. Turn right into the forest, past the Forestry Commission car park and follow the waymarkers on forest tracks through Blackhall Forest until you arrive at the Shooting Greens car park. Leave the car park on the path beside the public road heading for Potarch. The route is through Slewdrum Forest and farmland arriving at Potarch at the Green. Head for the Potarch Inn and then bear right over the bridge to another car park where you pick up the path beside the ‘bus stop. After a couple of miles you arrive at Kincardine O’ Neil, the oldest village on Deeside.
Go along the main street until you turn up Pitmurchie Road, just before the filling station.The path branches off to the left, keep straight on, through a gate after which the path turns left, along field edges and then climbs up through woodland. Descend to a turning area, cross and then descend steeply through woodland until you reach the bridge over the Dess Burn. The path climbs steeply up to the public road on the other side where you should use the verge for about 70 metres before crossing and rejoining the path at a field gate.
Cross farm land taking care if there are cows in the field where they get access to water, until you rejoin the old line. Head west until you reach a public road. The Deeside Way currently stops here and to reach Aboyne you will either have to use the road verge of the busy A93 Deeside Road or go over the cattle grid and, using a map, go around the golf course to reach the village centre. The old line ahead is currently blocked, preventing its use. Aberdeenshire Council is currently trying to identify a satisfactory route to complete this section.
Doethie Valley MTB route with steep shale climbs. Descent has rocks, rock slabs, roots and singletrack.
Garburn Pass, Lake District MTB Route is a 15 mile route. Known as one of the easier Lakes rides it is still tough and rocky with tough climbs and descents.
This MTB route kicks off from Hebden Bridge and is 24.5km long.
GPS log courtesy of Cycle Calderdale. A full route description for this ride is available on their website here: Heading South Side
Starting at the cycle friendly Stubbing Wharf Pub Hebden Bridge this short (12.5 miles) mountain bike ride features some of the best descents in the area. This route is hilly compared to some of the other popular mountain bike locations in England and effort on the climbs is rewarded on the descents.
This ride features four great descents three of which will put a guaranteed smile on your face and offer experienced mountain bikers a good technical challenge.
GPS log courtesy of Cycle Calderdale. A full route description for this ride is available on their website here: MTB Great Descents Ride
A classic short mountain bike loop starting in the tourist town of Hebden Bridge. This ride is 13 miles long and graded hard. It takes in some great riding around Hardcastle Crags, Walshaw, Widdop, Blackshaw Head and Ragley. The route begins with a steady tarmac climb until the road rolls down to Hardcastle Crags. Just before the visitor car park there is a hidden bridleway to the right and the real challenge is clearing it without putting your foot down ‘dabbing’ over this very short but technical climb, both power and bike handling skills are needed to overcome the first real challenge of the day.
The route continues up through the Crags before you take a left up to Shackelton Knoll. This climb is steep on a good day and the time of year can really effect traction as you make your way to the top. A grass descent then drops you through a small hamlet and onto a fast section to Alcomden Water before climbing up to the Calder/Aire Link at Clough Foot.
GPS log courtesy of Cycle Calderdale. A full route description for this ride is available on their website here: Hebden Bridge MTB
Helvellyn mountain bike route is in the Eastern Lake District. It is graded Hard / Difficult. it is a very technical 12.5 mile route over the summit of Helvellyn,, that climbs Sticks Pass and descends Dolywagon Pike and Grisedale. On a good day it will be a very big test of your stamina and riding skills, in bad weather you might want to give it a miss. It starts from Glenridding campsite.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Helvellyn
Helvellyn - Sticks Pass mountain bike route is in the Eastern Lake District is draged Hard/ Difficult and is 11.6 miles long. It starts from Glenridding (from the junction on the main road at the bridge over the river, by the corner shop). It climbs to the summit of Helvellyn via Glenridding Common before finishing with a descent of Sticks Pass. It’s a fantastic ‘proper’ mountain bike ride with lots of very technical descending, which is ample compensation for the sections of hike-a-biking.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Helvellyn - Sticks Pass.
Helvellyn mountain bike route is in the Eastern Lake District. It is graded Hard / Difficult. it is a very technical 13 mile route over the summit of Helvellyn, It climbs Sticks Pass and descends Dolywagon Pike and Grisedale. With steep boulder covered descents and long sections of hike’a’bike this ride is a very big test of your stamina and riding skills.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Helvellyn
Helvellyn and Sticks Pass in the Lake District is a circular route. It is 12.5 miles long. It starts in Patterdale, CA11 0PZ
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