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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 nearly 20 years ago, Rough Ride Guide has come a long way since then. We have worked for many years with charities such as the British Heart Foundation, designing and coordinating their mountain biking events, we run our own events including our latest King Alfred’s Way epic and Max still continues to ride & write the Ride Guides for MBUK magazine every issue.

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 that may be to….

 

After a tough Covid filled year, we plan to lift your spirits in 2021 with the following events and guided rides:

The King Alfred's Way - a supported, self guided 4 day adventure

London to Brighton Off-Road series -  choose from cycling this classic route by day or through the night - now with gravel and mountain bike options

The Chilterns Challenge - a relaxed and friendly, signed and supported cycling event based in our local stomping ground

Chilterns Guided Rides - using our years of experience in this area, we string together the best MTB and Gravel trails in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, while visiting our favourite cafes, pubs, vineyards and breweries along the way too

 

And finally, don't forget check out our unique guidebooks that are designed, written and produced by MTB'ers for MTB'ers, and are all made in Britain.

Features include:

  • Unique ring-binder folder design
  • Ordnance Survey maps
  • Removable water resistant pages
  • Shortcut & Extension route options
  • Route profiles & local information

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