Glossop - Cut Gate is a mountain bike route in the Dark Peak side of Peak District. It is graded Hard / Difficult and is a mammoth 44.7 miles long. It starts from Glossop, in the Peak District. It takes you through Edale valley and over Cut Gate for some great, technical Dark Peak riding. It is a hard ride that should not be underestimated. If you are of good fitness it should take 6-8 hrs to complete. It is definitely worth the effort as it contains a number of challenging climbs and fantastic descents. The ride starts from a free car park in Glossop just off the A624, near to the junction with the A57 and the Tourist Information Centre. Kick off rom the car park (GR035940) turn left onto the A624 and climb out of Glossop, towards Hayfield.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Glossop - Cut Gate
Ladybower Loop is a mountain bike route in the Dark Peak side of the Peak District in England. It is graded as Hard / Difficult in technical ability and is 28.3 miles long. Itt starts from the top end of the Ladybower Reservoir and heads out though Hope valley and returns via Edale valley following some of the best trails the Dark Peak has to offer. With adrenaline inducing descents and tricky, technical climbs this ride will push the limit of your skills and stamina. It starts from the car park at the Upper Derwent Information Centre (GR172893).
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Ladybower Loop
Castleton,Edale,Edaleride,great descents and some climbing.