Guisborough Forest and the North York Moors offer a lot of mountain biking.
At the Guisborough Forest and Walkway visitors centre, there is a blue route but the main riding here is the natural trails on offer in Guisborough Forest and the North York Moors.
Guisborough forest offers loads of fun single track that is shouting out to be explored while the moors offer miles and miles of scenic riding.
- An easy/moderate trail of 4.5 miles (7km). The route includes climbs that need some cycling skills and fitness.
- Guisborough Forest is a neat gateway site to the North York Moors National Park and offers splendid views of Roseberry Topping to the south. Points of local interest include Highcliff Nab and Hanging Stone. Captain Cook’s Monument is also a short ride distance.There is a never ending network of awesome natural trails in this part of the world.
To get the best out of Guisborough Forest and the North Yorks Moors cycle through and up the fire roads and head up onto the North Yorks Moors. There are many landmarks that can be easily seen if any rider gets lost. Once on the moors, a steady ride to Captain Cooks Monument will include some great moorland track with a nice technical descent and a long climb back up to the monument. Once up there enjoy the views of the Cleveland hills, Teeside and The North York Moors. Good spot to enjoy energy bar and a photo moment.
Now the fun begins. From here is all about exploring, the choice offers a just out of sight instant downhill that twists and turns with rock drops, rooty steps. A rocky path downhill that flows into various nice little single tracks. And the easy descent that was just climbed up to the monument that will take you back towards the moors. Whichever choice was taken, most routes will take you back towards Guisborough.
If riders want to stay on the moors then they can spend hours riding bridleways in all directions for miles. Take a map for this and enjoy. If more fun and adventure is needed then head back towards the forest and explore. There will be many local riders out there hitting the trails and they are a friendly bunch, just ask them to show you which are the best trails to ride and they will probably take you there.
Ask for the favourites: 'The Secret Path' This is a cycle black route climb that now gets ridden backwards - downhill. A great fun section that is around a couple of k's of technical descending over rooty, rocky drops with hundreds of different lines to blast through down to the main fire road. There are many other trails like this dotted around the forest.
Clubs and Groups
- Guisborough Riders on Facebook
- SingletrAction Volunteer Trail Building Group.
- The MTB Guisborough community group can be found here http://mtbguisborough.ning.com/.
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- Also, why not check out the iBikeRide Index of the Top UK Trails to see where Guisborough is ranked.