Rough Ride Guide - Guided Mountain Bike Rides In the UK - Guided MTB Rides in UK

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With 2 decades of riding experience behind us, here at Rough Ride Guide, our main aim is to help you get out and have an enjoyable riding experience. We understand this may require different support for different people. We therefore have a range of products and services to help guide and get you out safely on your bikes:

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!!

‚ÄčUse 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 can organise a range of bespoke guided bike rides enabling you to get out and ride the best off-road trails in a fun and safe way. Choose from One-to-One Rides, Group Rides, Kids Rides, Family Rides. Whatever combination you'd like to ride in, we can help guide you with that ride!

We provide back-up vehicles, bag transfer and support to make your dream rides come true. Join us, and like minded riders, for organised epic adventures such as the King Alfred's Way or the Chiltern's Tour with the piece of mind that everything is taken care of. We also organise and support private groups on various classic or your own bespoke routes. Please contact us to find out more.

If you'd like a signed route to cycle with all the facilities to hand, our small and friendly events such as the Chilterns Challenge might be just what you're looking for. Or our flagship London to Brighton Off-Road events will also have a fully signed route to follow, with support along the way, guiding you safely down to Brighton. 

If you are wanting to organise a specific ride, for example, in memory of somebody or to raise money or to provide a corporate team building activity, then we can help you to plan your very own unique experience. We can help support you in any way you'd like from designing a route that meets your requirements to booking and arranging accomodation to selling tickets if it is a larger event. Just contact us and we'll be happy to help you start to get your project going!

  • Guided riding around the UK

If you are looking for some guided riding further afield than the Chilterns then here are some MTB Guides we've ridden with from around the UK and are delighted to recommend: 

Beyond the mud in the Surrey Hills, offering skills and guiding

Cyclewise in the Lake District, offering skills and guiding

Gone Mountain biking in the North York Moors, offering sills and guiding

Tom Hutton MTB holidays all over the UK

Wye MTB in the Forest of Dean, offering a huge wide variety of courses

WhooshMTB in Hebden Bridge, offering skills and route guiding 

Wild Bike offering lots of MTB holidays across the UK