Out near the coast in the trail-centre rich area of Dumfries & Galloway is Dalbeattie. No big mountains or remote epics but it manages to mix technically demanding terrain with great views while it’s Green and Blue routes still provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

March 30th, 09 1 Categories: Southern Scotland


Glentress is the original mountain bike trail centre in Scotland. What started as the brain child of local trail building legend Pete Laing and the Forestry Commission has morphed into one of the UK’s best-known venues for man-made trails, the jewel in the crown of the 7Stanes project, with something to suit all levels of ability and fitness.

March 24th, 09 2 Categories: Southern Scotland, UK

South West Yorkshire Dales

Riding the lesser known (and less visible) bits of the Yorkshire Dales near Settle. Words: Barney Marsh. Pics: Benji Haworth

March 18th, 09 4 Categories: Yorkshire and Humber

Gisburn Forest

The forest is situated north of Clitheroe in an upland area on the eastern edge of the Forest of Bowland, not far from the Yorkshire Dales. The forest is managed by the Forestry Commission and is used by many different groups but the good news is that mountain bikers are about to get a significant injection of new singletrack trails in 2009.

February 23rd, 09 9 Categories: North West England

The Mendip

Written by Stewart Hall. The Mendip is synonymous with sticky mud and slippery limestone but any criticism you hear of trail conditions belie the variety of riding available. It’s fair to say that it’s best to visit during a dry spell so yes, think twice about visiting if it’s been especially wet recently. Otherwise, come […]

January 6th, 09 3 Categories: South West England, UK

The Isle Of Man

Isle Of Man: ‘Little Britain’. Hard slogs, epic views, summit bagging, coastal teetering, remoteness, technical playtimes, backyard exploring, fast and rocky, slow and rooty. You want it? It’s all here.
Words and pics by Benji Haworth.

December 9th, 08 0 Categories: North West England

The South Lake District

James Lyon takes us on a trip to round a less well trodden part of the Lakes.
Photos by James and Richpips.

December 9th, 08 2 Categories: North West England


Chipps explores the trails of Scotland with the help of the train…

December 9th, 08 0 Categories: Northern Scotland

The Cotswolds

Chipps discovers the quieter trails of the Cotswolds.

December 9th, 08 6 Categories: South West England

The Isle Of Purbeck

Matt and Chipps travel down super-south to sample the delights of the Dorset Coast. That is, if they can find it in the low cloud and sideways rain.

December 9th, 08 3 Categories: South West England

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