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Welcome to Rough Ride Guide

Rough Ride Guide


Who are we? Over 25 years ago we popped onto the scene with the first proper mountain bike guidebooks and have since written route guides, articles and designed routes and events for a number of organisations over the years. 

From regular articles on adventures around the UK in MBUK and What MTB magazines, to designing routes and writing guidebooks for Cycling UK and local councils, to designing and organising bespoke events and adventures and holidays all across the UK and Europe, for private groups and companies.

We've worked on more than 50 different charity events (on and off-road, cycling and walking/running) for a number of charities, such as the British Heart Foundation's London to Brighton Off-road bike ride and also run some of our own in-house events, because we just love to create new adventures for people, such as our London to Paris Off-road ride and London to Brighton Off-road at Night! 


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We are British Cycling qualified MTB guides, to the highest level possible (level 3) for both day and nigh ridingt! We hold outdoor first-aid certificates, and trained to work with children and vulnerable adults, and fully insured. We also have professional and public liability insurance for managing cycling events, so whatever your needs, from solo to group, corporate to charity events, we can make your cycling dreams, challenges and adventures come true, just drop us a line for a chat about what and how you'd like to do, with no pressure or commitment, for an off-the-peg or a totally bespoke event.

Latest News

Pier to Pier Way
The Pier to Pier Way is a new 13-mile cycle route linking Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon.
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Isle of Man - bringing it all together
Plans to connect mountain bike trails through woodland areas into a single network have been backed by the Manx government.
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UK trail centre updates
Some trail news and updates from 2023; with new tracks and even some new venues...
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