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Welcome to Rough Ride Guide


Rough Ride Guide

Who are we?

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 work with various charities, such as the British Heart Foundation, designing and coordinating their mountain bike events, run our own events including our latest King Alfred’s Way epic and write the Big Ride Guide routes and articles each issue, for the UK's biggest and best MTB magazine, MBUK.

Our mission has always been to inspire people to get out on their bikes, to have some fun, adventure and life long 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. We look forward to helping you on your journey; wherever and however that may be to….

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! 

We have some new and exciting events for you in 2021, such as the amazing new King Alfred's Way route, our London to Brighton Off-road at Night and Guided rides for families through to advanced riders seeking fabulous single-track and we can also support your own personal Group rides too, whatever you want, just drop us a line and we can help make your dream adventure a reality.

Latest News

Bath Bike Park - Update

Bath Bike Park - Update
Exciting new news and details of the bike park...
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King Alfred Way refreshments guide

King Alfred Way refreshments guide
Here is our list of some lovely places (or just a water tap) to get refreshments along the King Alfred Way route. Updated 15/04/2021
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Bicycles on London trains

Bicycles on London trains
Bikes on (London) Trains - Bank holiday freedom!
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