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King Alfreds Way resources map

King Alfreds Way resources map

Posted on July 26 in Routes

If you are thinking of riding the excellent new King Alfred's Way route, check out our 'Resources map' for accommodation, refreshments, bike shops, etc en route.

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Queen Elizabeth Country Park - Family trails planned

Queen Elizabeth Country Park - Family trails planned

Posted on July 13 in Routes

Plans to provide more family-friendly cycling at QECP have been announced, with the project being given the go-ahead having secured funding from Sport England/British Cycling’s Places to Ride fund. Construction is expected to start later this year and be completed in 2022.

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Bike and Beer series

Bike and Beer series

Posted on June 25 in Events

Come and join us and other like minded riders for a fun and casual ride through the stunning Chilterns countryside, with refreshments en route and beer tasting and food laid on afterwards.

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FATHERS DAY OFFER - SPECIAL TICKET FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD TO RIDE AT OUR BIKE AND BEER EVENT

FATHERS DAY OFFER - SPECIAL TICKET FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD TO RIDE AT OUR BIKE AND BEER EVENT

Posted on June 20 in Events

Buy one ticket for a Father & Son/Daughter ride together, with meal for both afterwards and beer tasting for dad.

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We continue to add new trails to our UK route map

We continue to add new trails to our UK route map

Posted on June 18 in Routes

With new additions from urban pump tracks to trail centres in Northern Ireland and GPX files for long distance rides.

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Route news

Route news

Posted on May 25 in General

Updated information on our routes, be it recommended accommodation, cafes, trail conditions, etc...

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King Alfreds Way Supported Events - New September date and last few remaining places in June

King Alfreds Way Supported Events - New September date and last few remaining places in June

Posted on May 5 in Events

Join a supported ride along this hugely popular epic new ride.

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Updated King Alfred Way accommodation and refreshment list

Updated King Alfred Way accommodation and refreshment list

Posted on May 2 in Routes

Download our free PDF listing of places along the KAW route. Updated 02/05/2021

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West Kernow Way

West Kernow Way

Posted on April 30 in Routes

New long distance cycling route for Cornwall announced

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Glenlivet gets permission for 2 new trails

Glenlivet gets permission for 2 new trails

Posted on April 30 in Routes

Planning permission for two new trails and a connecting trail get the go-ahead!

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Cyclist specific First Aid app

Cyclist specific First Aid app

Posted on April 27 in Health & Fitness

Free First Aid app for cyclists

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Wye Valley Greenway - A new family trail

Wye Valley Greenway - A new family trail

Posted on April 26 in Routes

A new 7km traffic-free family cycle ride

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Last few spaces on our London to Brighton Off-road bike ride @ Night!

Last few spaces on our London to Brighton Off-road bike ride @ Night!

Posted on April 21 in Events

It's going ahead and tickets are nearly all gone, so don't hang around!

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King Alfreds Way supported ride - last few places remaining!

King Alfreds Way supported ride - last few places remaining!

Posted on April 21 in Events

Grab the opportunity to undertake this wonderful 4-day adventure, with support and luggage transfer throughout.

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Bath Bike Park - Update

Bath Bike Park - Update

Posted on April 15 in Routes

Exciting new news and details of the bike park...

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NEW Surrey Hills Bike Park - update

NEW Surrey Hills Bike Park - update

Posted on March 30 in Routes

Hopefully a new Bike Park is opening in the Surrey Hills later this year at the old Ranmore Common BMX track.

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King Alfred Way accommodation guide

King Alfred Way accommodation guide

Posted on March 30 in Routes

Updated on 30th March, with parking at the start and a couple more places to stay over on the route

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Bicycles on London trains

Bicycles on London trains

Posted on March 29 in General

Bikes on (London) Trains - Bank holiday freedom!

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New Red (grade) track at Dyfi Bike Park

New Red (grade) track at Dyfi Bike Park

Posted on March 23 in Routes

SUPER SWOOPER - a track full of berms from top to bottom, this mellow track is a perfect introduction to Dyfi Bike Park.

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Welsh Trails Need you

Welsh Trails Need you

Posted on March 22 in Routes

HELP MAKE BARRY SIDINGS MTB TRAILS OFFICIAL

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New UK events being added

New UK events being added

Posted on March 18 in Events

Keep an eye on our UK Events page as more events continue to be added...

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No Big Dog for 2021

No Big Dog for 2021

Posted on March 17 in Events

Sadly the brilliant Brighton Big Dog bike event will not be held in 2021.

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Woodys Bike Park reopening

Woodys Bike Park reopening

Posted on March 16 in Routes

Opening on 3rd April

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Lincolnshire bike park

Lincolnshire bike park

Posted on March 12 in Routes

Wolds Bike Park is situated in the Lincolnshire Wolds, close to Horncastle.

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Uploading GPX files

Uploading GPX files

Posted on March 11 in General

How to guide: uploading GPX files

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Barbed wire trail traps found on Malvern Hills

Barbed wire trail traps found on Malvern Hills

Posted on March 9 in Routes

Malvern police post pictures on Facebook of several trails with single strand barbed wire strewn across them at waist height.

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Mountain Mayhem cancelled for 2021

Mountain Mayhem cancelled for 2021

Posted on March 5 in Events

Mountain Mayhem will still not be able to go ahead in 2021, the organiser has announced.

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Forest of Dean trails to receive resurfacing

Forest of Dean trails to receive resurfacing

Posted on March 4 in Routes

£51,000 refurbishment of Countdown and Launchpad in partnership with Dean Trail Volunteers

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Cut Gate trail work in the Dark Peak is almost compete

Cut Gate trail work in the Dark Peak is almost compete

Posted on March 3 in Routes

The Bog of Doom now has stone flagging to provide a year-round route, with more work happening on North America trail too, it is all hoped to be finished later this month.

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MTB Skills

MTB Skills

Posted on February 23 in Tips & tricks

From the guys at MBUK magazine, this MTB skills book will provide you with everything you need to hit the trails safely and with confidence.

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Burlish Bike Park - Needs YOU

Burlish Bike Park - Needs YOU

Posted on February 21 in Routes

Long standing dirt jump site between Stourport-on-Severn and Kidderminster seeks support

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Money Saving Expert website advice

Money Saving Expert website advice

Posted on January 29 in Tips & tricks

Martin Lewis, the Money Saving Expert, has a wealth of advice to help cyclists save money

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Shoreham Bike Park - Needs YOU

Shoreham Bike Park - Needs YOU

Posted on January 25 in Routes

To create a park that caters for all types of bikes and riders as well as space for people to use skateboards and scooters, and parkour.

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Camelbak Crux Lumbar reservoir on offer

Camelbak Crux Lumbar reservoir on offer

Posted on January 20 in Special offers

Usually £45 - save 44% - now £25 at Sports Pursuit

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Fat Loss

Fat Loss

Posted on January 15 in Health & Fitness

Good advice via You Tube videos from The Strength Factory on controlling and losing body fat

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Scott MTB Comp Lace Cycling Shoes

Scott MTB Comp Lace Cycling Shoes

Posted on January 12 in Special offers

Reduced from £80 to £45.45 delivered

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E-bike charging en-route

E-bike charging en-route

Posted on January 7 in MTB specific advice and info

Bike shop creates innovative scheme to enable e-bikes to be charged en-route

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King Alfreds Way Self Guided Supported Ride - a third of tickets sold already!!

King Alfreds Way Self Guided Supported Ride - a third of tickets sold already!!

Posted on December 2 in Events

Tickets go on sale today for this epic self guided, supported ride. Only 30 spaces on this classic adventure.

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Have your say and highlight trails you would like to see upgraded and ride

Have your say and highlight trails you would like to see upgraded and ride

Posted on November 24 in Routes

Cycling UK have created an excellent interactive map, where you can highlight specific trails you'd like to try and get upgraded t allow cycling on

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Continental-style stopovers planned for campervans in Highlands

Continental-style stopovers planned for campervans in Highlands

Posted on November 12 in General

A network of continental Europe-style stopovers for campervans and caravans could be created in the Highlands.

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MTB Fitness - Podcast from The Strength Factory

MTB Fitness - Podcast from The Strength Factory

Posted on October 28 in Health & Fitness

Ben from Strength Factory provides some great advice to keep you 'training' and motivated through the winter

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Travelling by train in Scotland gets easier

Travelling by train in Scotland gets easier

Posted on October 26 in General

The developments to the West Highland Line means riders will be more easily able to access the west side of Scotland when it goes on to Fort William.

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UCI MTB World Championships on BBC Iplayer

UCI MTB World Championships on BBC Iplayer

Posted on October 12 in General

Watch coverage of the UCI World Champs XC and DH racing

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Snowdonia 360

Snowdonia 360

Posted on October 2 in General

A 360 mile road trip around the best bits of North West Wales

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Bikeslice - A social network for cyclists

Bikeslice - A social network for cyclists

Posted on September 4 in General

Bikeslice is a social network for all types of cyclists, offering communities, a marketplace, events, discussion forums, profiles, polls and instant messaging.

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Exposure Lights

Exposure Lights

Posted on July 29 in Special offers

Buying bike light? Don't forget to check out Exposure's Outlet store for offers.

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London to Brighton Off-Road Night Ride FAQ

London to Brighton Off-Road Night Ride FAQ

Posted on July 29 in Events

FAQ to the London to Brighton Off-road bike ride...

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£50 Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme Launches TODAY

£50 Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme Launches TODAY

Posted on July 28 in Special offers

TUESDAY 28th at 11.45pm - be quick, only 50,000 available on a 1st come, 1st served basis.

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A couple of bargains

A couple of bargains

Posted on July 27 in Special offers

Crank Brothers multitool for £5 and Madison Zenith shorts half-price at £37.50!

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Cyclescheme allows accessories too!

Cyclescheme allows accessories too!

Posted on July 23 in Special offers

Cyclescheme allows you to not only buy bikes, but also accessories, like some lovely Exposure Lights, using a salary sacrifice employee benefit.

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Perthshire Gravel Website

Perthshire Gravel Website

Posted on July 16 in General

A new website with Gravel rides

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Martin Lewis - Money Saving Expert on cycling

Martin Lewis - Money Saving Expert on cycling

Posted on July 15 in General

Martin Lewis, the Money Saving Expert, offers some tips and advice for cyclists...

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Singletrack Tea towel

Singletrack Tea towel

Posted on June 30 in Reviews

MTB theme artwork/tea towel of 2020 lockdown

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Bike Park Wales - Reopening

Bike Park Wales - Reopening

Posted on June 29 in General

We are delighted to say that BPW is aiming for an opening date of July 9th (for pedal up riders)

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Welsh Trail centre reopening update

Welsh Trail centre reopening update

Posted on June 27 in Events

Lockdown rules in Wales remain dramatically different to the guidance in England with stricter restrictions still in place.

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Government’s £50 bike repair voucher released

Government’s £50 bike repair voucher released

Posted on June 23 in Special offers

The Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme has been set up to encourage more people to embrace cycling, to boost the number of commuting and leisure trips, and to promote an alternative to public transport, while social distancing measures are in place.

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Book offers ends soon!

Book offers ends soon!

Posted on June 19 in Special offers

It's too good to last forever...

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ScotRail unveils active travel carriage design

ScotRail unveils active travel carriage design

Posted on June 16 in General

ScotRail has unveiled its active travel carriage, designated for carrying bikes and sports equipment.

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L2B@Night a dry run

[email protected] a dry run

Posted on June 15 in Events

Saturday just gone would have been our London to Brighton Off-road at Night bike ride 😢

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10 Great family-friendly cycle centres

10 Great family-friendly cycle centres

Posted on June 5 in Routes

Lovely weather combined with the lockdown has resulted in many families getting out on their bikes; some perhaps for the first time ever. We thought therefore, it might be helpful to recommend a few top destinations for family bike riding around the UK.

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Downhill MTB computer game

Downhill MTB computer game

Posted on May 29 in Reviews

It's not just the usual high-speed, high-adrenaline downhill MTB game you might expect.

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Governments new guidance

Governments new guidance

Posted on May 14 in General

As from Wednesday 13th May we have MORE FREEDOM, but how much and what does it mean for cyclists...?

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BOOK BUNDLE and UK HOLIDAY GUIDEBOOK OFFERS

BOOK BUNDLE and UK HOLIDAY GUIDEBOOK OFFERS

Posted on May 12 in Special offers

To celebrate our new found freedom, on Wednesday 13th May 2020, we're offering a BIG BOOK BUNDLE. And because it looks like we'll all be staying in the UK this summer, we're offering our UK Breaks with Bikes guidebook at a bargain price too!

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MTB bell

MTB bell

Posted on May 3 in Reviews

With the need to social (physical) distance and with so many more people out on the trails than ever, it's time to get a bell for your bike if you don't already have one.

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Coronavirus Update (April 6th) for London to Brighton Off-Road at Night

Coronavirus Update (April 6th) for London to Brighton Off-Road at Night

Posted on April 6 in Events

Where do you stand with your purchased ticket and what are we doing to reduce the risk to event participants.

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Free MTB film streaming

Free MTB film streaming

Posted on March 25 in Events

Some FREE MTB films while social distancing...

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What a winter!

What a winter!

Posted on February 28 in Events

This winter has been one of the worst/wettest I care to remember, but its not all bad news...

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RRG Events page goes live

RRG Events page goes live

Posted on February 17 in Events

Events, demo days and MTB holidays page (for numerous providers) goes live...

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London to Brighton Off road @ Night - selling fast

London to Brighton Off road @ Night - selling fast

Posted on February 5 in Events

London to Brighton Off road @ Night bike ride places are selling fast - half of the tickets are sold already!

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Rapha to make MTB clothing

Rapha to make MTB clothing

Posted on January 30 in General

Rapha to make MTB clothing, in 2021

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Four new cycling, walking and horse riding trails planned for Cornwall

Four new cycling, walking and horse riding trails planned for Cornwall

Posted on January 23 in Routes

A new network of four trails across Cornwall for cyclists, horse riders and walkers have been backed by councillors.

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London to Brighton Off-Road at NIGHT bike ride tickets now available!!!

London to Brighton Off-Road at NIGHT bike ride tickets now available!!!

Posted on November 11 in Events

Get your tickets now - at the early bird price while it lasts!

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RRG new events for 2020 - Register your interest now!

RRG new events for 2020 - Register your interest now!

Posted on September 18 in Events

If you would like to find out more information on our exciting new events for 2020/1 that include London to Brighton at Night, The Ridgeway Challenge and London to Paris Gravel then follow this link and register your interest....

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The Boy who biked the world

The Boy who biked the world

Posted on April 29 in Reviews

A book (or 3), aimed primarily at children, about a boy called Tom who cycles around the world, drawn from adventurer Alastairs' real life experience. We love it, it's a great read and very inspiring (for children & adults alike).

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UKs first indoor bike park

UKs first indoor bike park

Posted on February 24 in General

The United Kingdom is now set to welcome its first ever indoor bike park after crowdfunding project ‘Dirt Factory’ reached and surpassed its £300,000 target in just 16 days.

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Bontrager Flash Charger pump

Bontrager Flash Charger pump

Posted on May 24 in Reviews

A pump for tubeless tyres

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