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Skyline trail at Afan re-opens

Skyline trail at Afan re-opens

Posted on October 21 in Routes

After being closed for several years due to the development of a nearby wind farm, the Skyline Trail has been redesigned and it reopened in October 2021. And reports are that it is really rather good.

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Glenlivet - new trail opened

Glenlivet - new trail opened

Posted on October 21 in Routes

The first full hand built track, “Glenduro” has been finished.

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Leith Hill Greenway

Leith Hill Greenway

Posted on October 12 in Routes

The Leith Hill Greenway is a mostly traffic-free, fully accessible multi-user route between Box Hill and Leith Hill.

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New pump and cycle tracks in the making for Scotland

New pump and cycle tracks in the making for Scotland

Posted on October 12 in Routes

The Scottish Government and Sportscotland, in conjunction with Scottish Cycling, have announced the first nine projects to receive investment from the £8 million Cycling Facilities Fund.

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Cheddar pump track - Needs you

Cheddar pump track - Needs you

Posted on October 11 in Routes

With time running out on funding grant deadlines more signatures are needed before the funding deadlines expires.

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Cornwall to build a new cycling facility

Cornwall to build a new cycling facility

Posted on September 10 in Routes

A £7 million state-of-the-art hub is planned for Cornwall, which will include a road circuit and a BMX track.

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West Kernow Way - A new Cycling UK route in Cornwall

West Kernow Way - A new Cycling UK route in Cornwall

Posted on September 10 in Routes

Cycling UK has announced the launch of a new long-distance cycling route in Cornwall, called the West Kernow Way. A 150-mile loop of west Cornwall starting in Penzance, the route has reclaimed many lost ways, and is mostly off-road route, with quiet roads, coast and over 4200m of climbing!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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