After starting our business by writing and publishing one of the first proper mountain bike guidebooks 20 years ago, Rough Ride Guide has come a long way since then. We currently design and coordinate mountain bike events for various charities such as the British Heart Foundation, we run our own events such as the popular King Alfred’s Way supported ride and our London to Brighton Off Road at Night ride as well as making regular route and article contributions to MBUK the UK's biggest MTB publication and selling a range of great products in our online shop.
Our mission has always been to inspire people to get out on their bikes, to have some fun adventures and unique experiences. By providing expertly written route maps, some choice pieces of kit (have you seen our exclusive US Wingnut bags?!) and some bespoke events, this still very much holds true today. Whatever your requirements, we look forward to helping you on that journey.....
New and exciting events await for you in 2021, such as the popular King Alfred's Way supported ride, our London to Brighton Off-road at Night and our new Bike & Beers brewery series. We also offer guided rides for families through to advanced riders seeking some fabulous Chilterns single-track. We can also support your own personal group rides too; whatever you want, whether it's to arrange a fundraising multiday ride or maybe just designing a route for you, just drop us a line and we can help make your dream adventure a reality.
Need some help knowing where to get out and ride? Our pioneering guidebooks (where it all started) have removable pages and are packed full of routes and ideas of where to go for some great riding around the UK. Our top recommendation for 2021 is UK Breaks with Bikes; bursting with rides found around the UK 's holiday destinations - a perfect companion for riders wanting to explore the UK this year.... and currently being sold with a completely FREE mountain biking manual for a limited time only!!
Use our UK map to search a location you'd like to ride, download the PDF file and off you go! With all of the man-made trail maps and info provided for free, bag yourself some great oven-ready rides or amazing natural adventures!
King Alfreds Way Supported Events - New September date and last few remaining places in June
Join a supported ride along this hugely popular epic new ride.
Updated King Alfred Way accommodation and refreshment list
Download our free PDF listing of places along the KAW route. Updated 02/05/2021