Rough Ride Guide RSS Feed to the RSS news feed for Rough Ride Guide. Copy and paste the URL in the address bar into your favourite RSS reader to subscribe to this feed.Rushmere Country Park - New Family Trail fun circular trail through woodland, linking to our fantastic pump track. No pass required.FlyUp 417 Temporary closure park will be closed to customers from 5th June until 17th of July. Monday the 3rd of June will be the last day we are open before the temporary closure. This closure is to allow Highways to carry out work involving use of parts of the park, and will also allow our grounds team to move tracks etc as necessary.2024 Trail updates and openings that the season is coming alive (after a very long and wet winter and spring), we're sharing the news and opening info for trails all over the UK.Fly Up 417 - NEEDS YOU!!! Up 417 - NEEDS YOU!!!FlyUp417 Bike Park are facing possible closure because of roadworks on the A417 road!Shires - Free film about what makes UK riding great film that celebrates it all, from the landscapes to the volatile weatherChain Length article by Shimano, to help you achieve the correct chain length...Hafod Trails - New bike park opening soon new, privately run, MTB bike park with an uplift service near Brechfa Forest is opening in spring 2024  Danny MacAskill and Steve Peat ride the Trotternish Ridge in the Isle of Skye Danny MacAskill and Steve Peat ride the Trotternish RidgeRevolution Bike Park to re-open this year Bike Park is reopening for the summer, but still faces closure in the long-term.New bikepacking route in Yorkshire for gravel bikes, the Route YC Adventure route is equally fun on mountain bikes, combining a good mix of gravel paths, single trails, cycle paths and quiet roadsPerthshire Gravel Website website dedicated to Gravel rides in Perthshire, Scotland.King Alfred Way accommodation guide Alfred's Way resources updateWelsh Visitor/Trail Centres could close visitors centres under review include Coed y Brenin and Bwlch Nant yr Arian, which serve some of the best trail centre routes in the UK, and the third centre of Ynyslas.Vallon sunglasses cycling specific sunglasses from VALLONMountain of Hell MTB race (in France) out what happened when a novice tackled one of Europe’s toughest downhill MTB racesSPOTY unsung hero award for bike park founder founder of a woodland bike park has been named BBC Sports Personality of the Year unsung hero for the West Midlands.Pier to Pier Way Pier to Pier Way is a new 13-mile cycle route linking Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon.Isle of Man - bringing it all together to connect mountain bike trails through woodland areas into a single network have been backed by the Manx government.UK trail centre updates trail news and updates from 2023; with new tracks and even some new venues...Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre £30m upgrade approved£30m-upgrade-approvedSouthampton City Council has awarded itself planning permission to enhance almost every part of the 150-acre complex, which was built before the Second World War. In June the authority said the scheme would go ahead if flood and drainage mitigation measures could be agreed with the Environment Agency. According to the council's website, the application has now been approved - subject to conditions.Cairngorm Mountain Bike Park - NOW OPEN new mountain biking trails are now fully open - Summer 2023Uploading GPX files to guide: uploading GPX filesMountain Mayhem - Cancelled for 2023 the decision was recently made to cancel this years event, largely due to spiralling costs...Belvoir Bike Park new Bike Park is planned for the midlands, near Grantham, in the Vale of Belvoir.E-bike charging stations are working in partnership with Bosch to place e-bike charging stations along some National Cycle Network routes. Look Mum No Hands - cafe closes sad to see this brilliant cycle friendly cafe closing with no plans to open elsewhere in the immediate future Rebellion Way resources map update've added more cycle friendly accommodation, points of interest and luggage transfer service. Bath Bike Park Bike Park will sadly not come to fruition North Downs Way Riders Route revised version of the (272 km/169 mile) North Downs Way Riders Route has just been released by Kent County CouncilPeak District circular leisure route plans planning application has been submitted for an 86km circular leisure route around the Peak District. Southampton Bike Park - reopened're pleased to announce that the work has been completed and the park is ready for winter riding - whatever the weather. Craft Brews UK threat of closure excellent Craft Brews brewery and taproom/cafe which is found on the popular King Alfred's Way cycle route, has received notification of the termination of their lease, effective 16th November 2022, by the Countryside Regeneration Trust, a charity, who were gifted Pierrepont Farm in 2006, where the brewery is located. Revolution bike park to close in Dec 2022, the Revolution bike park is closing at the end of 2022!Northampton Bike Park - NOW OPEN new Northampton Bike Park has opened...The Rebellion Way Cycling UKs newest long-distance bike ride in the chariot tracks of the trailblazing warrior queen Boudicca on this 228-mile (364km) bikepacking trail around Norfolk.Aberfoyle waymarked trails waymarked trails offering: 10 km (family) Faerie Loop, 20km (intermediate) Aqueduct Loop and 30km (advanced) Lomond View. Bike and Beers; West Berkshire Brewery Sunday 24th July;-West-Berkshire-Brewery-Sunday-24th-JulyAfter our first fun ride out in July 2021, from the excellent West Berkshire Brewery we are excited to be back in 2022.Resources (Google) maps for long distance rides the popularity of the resources map we created for the King Alfred's Way cycle route, we've started work on some others including the new Cantii Way...Northampton Bike Park Alfreds Way Supported Events - Just 2 weeks away!!Join a supported ride along this hugely popular epic route RIP Bernard Heath accountant who created a network of mountain bothies - 1928-2022London to Brighton Off-road @ Night to Brighton off-road bike ride at Night bike ride 25th June - just a few places remaining and entries closing soon! New Pegasus Trail in Devon newly created walking, mountain-biking and horse-riding trail takes advantage mostly of quiet lanes and public bridleways will eventually link the Granite Way with the Ruby Way.Dalby Forest - 500m of new Red route developments at Dalby Forest include a new 500 metre section of the Red routeCantii Way - A new 236 KM cycle route in Kent case you somehow missed the news, Cycling UK has released its 5th long distance cycle route, which our very own Max Darkins of Rough Ride Guide, wrote the guidebook for.Cannock Chase Forest - New trail’s Trail is a new off-road trail for intermediate riders and will be used as the backbone of the course that will host the mountain bike competition at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games this summer. National Cycling Show - FREE tickets 18th-19th June, at the Birmingham NEC, get free tickets (normally £10)Route news information on our routes, be it recommended accommodation, cafes, trail conditions, etc... Cantii Way - The next new long distance route by Cycling UK 145-mile (234km) tour of Kent starting in the village of Wye, near Ashford.European gravel events have a webpage dedicated to listing a whole host of brilliant off-road cycling events around the UK, but appreciate you may want to travel this year too, now we can, so here are a few overseas events that may tickle your fancy... Trails for Wales update a long two-year process and several delays due to the pandemic, the recommendations for how to proceed with access reform in Wales have finally been published. The results are disappointing, but there’s still more to do.Big Dog lays down - The Brighton Big Dog event ceases to run're sorry to report that the twelfth annual Brighton Big Dog will not be running in 2022, or thereafter! AREA19 - skills area in north Reading small area of woodland, leased by the club to provide a range of jumps, drops and bermed trails to suit a range of riders looking to learn and improve their riding skills and a place to hang out with like-minded riders. Brisker Waterproof gloves sibling of the superb Brisker glove didn't fit our hands whatever size we tried. Chisholm Trail, Cambridge,-Cambridge-The Chisholm Trail is an new walking and cycling route, creating a mostly off-road and traffic-free route between Cambridge Station and the new Cambridge North Station. Storm Arwen forces the closure of some forests & MTB trails nation’s forests in the north of England have suffered significant damage from storm Arwen, particularly in Northumberland, County Durham, Lancashire, and Cumbria.Glenlivet - new trail opened first full hand built track, “Glenduro” has been finished. Skyline trail at Afan re-opens 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. Leith Hill Greenway Leith Hill Greenway is a mostly traffic-free, fully accessible multi-user route between Box Hill and Leith Hill. New pump and cycle tracks in the making for Scotland 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. Cheddar pump track - Needs you time running out on funding grant deadlines more signatures are needed before the funding deadlines expires. Cornwall to build a new cycling facility £7 million state-of-the-art hub is planned for Cornwall, which will include a road circuit and a BMX track.West Kernow Way - A new Cycling UK route in Cornwall 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! Queen Elizabeth Country Park - Family trails planned 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. Bike and Beer series 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. FATHERS DAY OFFER - SPECIAL TICKET FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD TO RIDE AT OUR BIKE AND BEER EVENT one ticket for a Father & Son/Daughter ride together, with meal for both afterwards and beer tasting for dad.We continue to add new trails to our UK route map new additions from urban pump tracks to trail centres in Northern Ireland and GPX files for long distance rides.Updated King Alfred Way accommodation and refreshment list our free PDF listing of places along the KAW route. Updated 02/05/2021West Kernow Way long distance cycling route for Cornwall announcedGlenlivet gets permission for 2 new trails permission for two new trails and a connecting trail get the go-ahead! Wye Valley Greenway - A new family trail new 7km traffic-free family cycle rideLast few spaces on our London to Brighton Off-road bike ride @ Night!!It's going ahead and tickets are nearly all gone, so don't hang around!King Alfreds Way supported ride - last few places remaining!!Grab the opportunity to undertake this wonderful 4-day adventure, with support and luggage transfer throughout. Bath Bike Park - Update new news and details of the bike park... NEW Surrey Hills Bike Park - update a new Bike Park is opening in the Surrey Hills later this year at the old Ranmore Common BMX track. Bicycles on London trains on (London) Trains - Bank holiday freedom! New Red (grade) track at Dyfi Bike Park SWOOPER - a track full of berms from top to bottom, this mellow track is a perfect introduction to Dyfi Bike Park.Welsh Trails Need you MAKE BARRY SIDINGS MTB TRAILS OFFICIALNew UK events being added an eye on our UK Events page as more events continue to be added...No Big Dog for 2021 the brilliant Brighton Big Dog bike event will not be held in 2021. Woodys Bike Park reopening on 3rd April Lincolnshire bike park Bike Park is situated in the Lincolnshire Wolds, close to Horncastle. Barbed wire trail traps found on Malvern Hills police post pictures on Facebook of several trails with single strand barbed wire strewn across them at waist height.Mountain Mayhem cancelled for 2021 Mountain Mayhem will still not be able to go ahead in 2021, the organiser has announced. Forest of Dean trails to receive resurfacing£51,000 refurbishment of Countdown and Launchpad in partnership with Dean Trail VolunteersCut Gate trail work in the Dark Peak is almost compete 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.Burlish Bike Park - Needs YOU standing dirt jump site between Stourport-on-Severn and Kidderminster seeks support Shoreham Bike Park - Needs YOU 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. King Alfreds Way Self Guided Supported Ride - a third of tickets sold already!!!!Tickets go on sale today for this epic self guided, supported ride. Only 30 spaces on this classic adventure.Have your say and highlight trails you would like to see upgraded and ride UK have created an excellent interactive map, where you can highlight specific trails you'd like to try and get upgraded t allow cycling onContinental-style stopovers planned for campervans in Highlands network of continental Europe-style stopovers for campervans and caravans could be created in the Highlands.Travelling by train in Scotland gets easier 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.UCI MTB World Championships on BBC Iplayer coverage of the UCI World Champs XC and DH racingSnowdonia 360 360 mile road trip around the best bits of North West WalesBikeslice - A social network for cyclists is a social network for all types of cyclists, offering communities, a marketplace, events, discussion forums, profiles, polls and instant messaging. London to Brighton Off-road at Night 2020 - final update info for L2BOR@N 2020London to Brighton Off-Road Night Ride FAQ to the London to Brighton Off-road bike ride...Martin Lewis - Money Saving Expert on cycling Lewis, the Money Saving Expert, offers some tips and advice for cyclists... Singletrack Tea towel theme artwork/tea towel of 2020 lockdownBike Park Wales - Reopening are delighted to say that BPW is aiming for an opening date of July 9th (for pedal up riders)Welsh Trail centre reopening update rules in Wales remain dramatically different to the guidance in England with stricter restrictions still in place.ScotRail unveils active travel carriage design has unveiled its active travel carriage, designated for carrying bikes and sports equipment.L2B@Night a dry run just gone would have been our London to Brighton Off-road at Night bike ride 😢 10 Great family-friendly cycle centres 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. British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Off-Road bike ride 5th 2020 Event updateDownhill MTB computer game's not just the usual high-speed, high-adrenaline downhill MTB game you might expect. Governments new guidance from Wednesday 13th May we have MORE FREEDOM, but how much and what does it mean for cyclists...? MTB bell 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. Coronavirus Update (April 6th) for London to Brighton Off-Road at Night do you stand with your purchased ticket and what are we doing to reduce the risk to event participants.Free MTB film streaming FREE MTB films while social distancing...What a winter!!This winter has been one of the worst/wettest I care to remember, but its not all bad news...RRG Events page goes live, demo days and MTB holidays page (for numerous providers) goes live... London to Brighton Off road @ Night - selling fast to Brighton Off road @ Night bike ride places are selling fast - half of the tickets are sold already! Rapha to make MTB clothing to make MTB clothing, in 2021Four new cycling, walking and horse riding trails planned for Cornwall,-walking-and-horse-riding-trails-planned-for-CornwallA new network of four trails across Cornwall for cyclists, horse riders and walkers have been backed by councillors. London to Brighton Off-Road at NIGHT bike ride tickets now available!!!!!!Get your tickets now - at the early bird price while it lasts!RRG new events for 2020 - Register your interest now!!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....The Boy who biked the world 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).UKs first indoor bike park 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.Bontrager Flash Charger pump pump for tubeless tyresPedal Planner MTB event website event website