A longer ride taking in some classic dark peak climbs and descents with breathtaking views throughout. Starting and finishing at the Bike Garage this ride starts off heading north up the Thornhill trail to the Ladybower Reservoir before climbing up towards Hope Cross and descending down Jaggers Clough. A quick road section to Edale leads you up to Mam Tor then south towards the Peak Forest and on for some gravel road action along the dark/white peak boundary into Abney and on for a final descent from Shatton Moor down to the Bike Garage
This is a slightly more challenging ride that offers four brilliant descents ranging from wide grass routes to tight exciting singletrack. The route does have some tough climbs that can test a rider if they don’t pace themselves, it is best to take it steady putting the effort in on the climbs and descents while recovering on the flats. Hope is positioned just before the halfway mark making it a perfect place to stop for some food and drinks before starting the second half if you need it!
This ride is a perfect sample of the Peak District and the variety of trails it offers, from the old railway lines of the Thornhill Trail to the rocky technical descents of The Beast. The 11 mile loop has something for everyone and provides some incredible views over the Mam Tor Ridgeline. The Beast descent is challenging and does require a certain amount of bike control and confidence, large rocks and loose stones can throw experienced riders off however it is a brilliant descent if you have the confidence
The PDMTB all weather loop is a great ride all year around, but after a wet winter it merits are even greater. Due to the fact it is almost entirely a rocky route, it stands up incredibly well to the Peak District climate. With decents like the bridleway down into the Roych Clough (Pictured below) and the Classic Jacobs Ladder, you get a lot of bang for your buck.
On Saturday we celebrated Cafe Adventure’s second birthday with a summer ride. Full image gallery is on our facebook page.
Reopen after a winter hibernation, the boys at Bike Tracks have given the trail a revamp.
Designed as a blue grade trail that is fun for all to ride. Pump,Jump or roll the features it is a great trail to improve technique and build confidence. Located on the border between Sheffield and the Peak district. It is ideal to be used as part of a wider peaks/Sheffield loop.
Today Peak District MTB, Keeper of the Peak and Ride Sheffield launched Cut Gate Conversations. To be blunt, I think this is brilliant. Cut gate is the jewel in the Peak District trail offering, we mountain bikers are leading the call for its protection and preservation. Being on the front foot, speaking with other users to see what can be done.
As many of you may know we are active within the Peak District MTB digging team. Organising, taking park in the dig days. Jeff has put together a great summary video of these years work. If you want to get involved get in touch or send us an email to
PDMTB volunteers work to clearing drainage and improving the bridleway trail Gores near Ladybower and Derwent in the Peak District. And even get in a bit of riding on it too