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Welcome to - the best road cycling routes and mtb routes in England 

We’re continually building up our database of mtb and road routes across the North of England: Lakes, Dales, Yorkshire Moors, Forest of Bowland, Peak District and North Pennines. So wherever you're based, you’ll never be short of suggested rides.

We want to be the database of choice for  riders looking for the best cycling routes in England. Our road routes and mountain biking routes are designed for all levels of riders, so whatever your standard, we're sure to have routes to suit. pedalnorth covers a range of abilities, from gentle family trails with stabilisers and tag-alongs all the way up to wild moorland gruel fests where the suck of a damp bog on your tyres tugs at your very soul. Once you’ve picked your route, we’ll help you plan around it –  the weather, good cafes, pubs and restaurants to eat at and accommodation. We'll also guide you towards the best bike shops to part with your hard-earned.

So stop staring at a computer screen ... and get out there.

If we haven't got a route in your area, then let us know and we'll remedy it. Enjoy the riding and remember...speed is your friend!

Check out our interactive map of Northern England, with green bikes for MTB routes and blue ones for roadies. Zoom, pan and click  to see what rides we have in your favourite area.

Fed up with too many choices when looking at gear? Check out our new  'kit we like' section; a limited number of selected items to help your decision-making.

For the very latest review click here to take a look at the Craft Active Extreme Crewneck Baselayer - a 'must have' item

Pedalling Circles - Emma Coldwell

Our new team member, Emma Coldwell, is a force to be reckoned with. In February this year, she collected the YCF Ladies Bar 2014 and YCF 15 trophy.

Previous winners have included the great Beryl Burton - well done Emma.

Read all about her exploits by clicking here

During 2015, our team will be out and about increasing the number of road and mountain bike routes. Our sedulous editor, Rob, is now firmly back into the roadie scene and will be taking his Focus Culebro to all corners of the North, in an attempt to keep up with Norman! (routes editor) 

 Where you see the symbol above on maps, it allows you to filter road/ mtb routes, trail centres and accommodation - enjoy!