A fun blast around Hamsterley, on some of the off piste routes and just random routes I chose to take!!
A good, quite atttritional route with some good single track sections up on the moor. I wouldn’t do it again simply because a lot of the route now seems to cross private roads or moors where cycling is not allowed – making it quite difficult to navigate around!
More info here: https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MTQ4MTU=
A remote but well tracked route. A couple of big ups and downs and some fantastic single track across the moors.
More info here: https://pedalnorth.com/rudland-rigg-2/
Training ride for the Beast over at Chopwell Woods.
There’s a couple of really good trails here and lots of woodland trails to explore. Good spot for a few hours, but beyond that, you’ll start repeating yourself.
Great little ride out with the Hamsterley gang. Some great trails round the Lake. Bit of a hike a bike at times, but all good!
The Gisburn Forest red “8” trail is as brilliant as it is brutal. Unforgiving and seemingly never ending. It’s all worth it for “hully gully” – the closest you’ll come to dancing on your bike, or riding down a roller coaster!!
I also did the blue as a warm up – even that was pretty good and tricky in places!!