Off-Road Cycling & Mountain Bike Routes

Here you will find all the Off-Road cycling and Mountain Bike routes I have ridden. Click on any route to view the route guide, map and download the GPX file.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Downs Banks, Staffordshire

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This route uses canals, cycle lanes and bridleways to form an enjoyable cross-country Mountain Bike ride. Highlights of the ride include a fantastic woodland descent near Lightwood and off-road trails at Downs Banks.… read more

Hazelwood Road - views from the trail

Gradbach, Peak District

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This Mountain Bike route includes some demanding climbs and fast rocky descents so is only recommended for experienced mountain bikers. Please be warned some sections of the trails are covered with loose, large rocks,… read more

Bathpool Park, Staffordshire

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This is a pleasant off-road cycling route using some of the local canal paths and dedicated cycle lanes. Main features include the Etruria Industrial Museum, Westport Lake and of course Bathpool Park itself.… read more

Hanchurch Woods Trail

Hanchurch Woods, Staffordshire

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This Mountain Bike route covers some of the best climbs and descents to be found at Hanchurch Woods. The ride starts on road and then continues on bridleways and fire roads… read more

Exe Estuary Trail, Devon

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I’ve added this route to the Mountain Biking section but it could easily be ridden on a hybrid/gravel bike or even a road bike with 28mm+ tyres. The Exe Estuary Trail forms part of the National Cycle Network Route 2… read more

5 Dales Route, Peak District

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This is known as the 5 Dales route because it includes 5 big climbs out of valleys or ‘Dales’ as they are called in the Peak District. It is a challenging Mountain Biking route with some technical climbs and quite rocky descents… read more