The best mountain bike event in England is struggling for entrants this year. I’m away leading a tour and gutted not to be able to take part again, but if you’re looking for a brilliant day out on your bike to raise funds for Rossendale & Pendle mountain rescue then get yourself signed up!
It’s on September 17th in the rugged South Pennines, more details here
I’ve just ridden days 2, 3 and 4 of the Penine Bridleway tour ahead of September (yes I know I’ve missed out day 1 but as it’s closest to me I’ll come back and remind myself of that section next week!). It was the first time I’d ridden the Yorkshire Dales section (wow!) and some sections I’d not ridden for a while, so read on to see what you’ll be signing up for!
A recent study done by Cycling UK has shown the popularity of off-road cycling in the UK right now. It also highlights our outdated rights of way laws, but that’s another matter…
There’s plenty of interesting stats to pore over, but here’s a bar chart showing the nations interest in riding multi day routes – and the Pennine Bridleway in particular!
Looking for a mountain bike challenge this September? Fancy riding the lumpy length of the Pennines? The 4 day, fully supported Pennine Bridleway tour is now available to book. You’ll have all the logistics taken care of so all you have to do is ride the 177 mile route!
It seems I was a little hasty when I thought spring was on it’s way. On the bright side though, the Peak District in the snow is fantastic for mountain biking. Get in touch if you want someone to show you round!