The roads are pretty rubbish for cycling on at the moment after all the Siberian weather we've been having, so why not get off the road for some proper dirty fun? Here is our super 6 of mountain bike / cyclocross events that are a great introduction to the off road scene.
110 Under the Ben
It does not matter whether you are racing, or out for a ride with like minded people, the emphasis is on enjoyment, friendship and fun. You will find some fine climbs, some sweet singletrack, great gripping descents and a whole lot of fun.
This ride is full of tree-lined trails and classic English vistas, all of which you might not expect to find so close to the capital, making it an early Summer treat not to be missed. 3 distance options mean there is someone for everyone.
Anyone with a mountain or cyclocross bike and relatively good fitness can complete one of the three distances, which include stiff climbs, fast flowy and sometimes technical descents, and stunning views.
An exciting challenge for all standards of mountain bike and cyclo-cross rider. The Ribble, for hardcore experienced riders; The Aire, a testing intermediate route of almost 25 miles; The Wharfe, a 12 mile ride for relative beginners and families.
Threshfield, Grassington, North Yorkshire
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This is a gathering of like minded individuals coming together with a common purpose: riding a bike through Somerset’s stunning landscapes. Amazing 20 mile and 30/35 mile routes that will leave you wanting more