Welcome to pedalnorth.com
Pedalnorth.com is written by cyclists, read by cyclists and ridden by cylists.
We’re continually building up our database of routes, both on tarmac and MTB, across the Lakes, Dales, Yorkshire Moors, Forest of Bowland and North Pennines. So,wherever you're based, you’ll never be short of suggested rides.
But route-sharing’s a two-way thing, right? We want to hear your recommendations. Is there a hidden gem in the Lakes that we don’t know about? Perhaps you want to give a shout out to your local ride.
pedalnorth covers a huge range of abilities, from gentle family trails with stabilisers and tag-alongs all the way up to wild moorland gruelfests where the suck of 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.
Fancy a new bike? You know you do...go on and admit it! Norman and I hit the Garburn Pass earlier this week, reviewing the Intense Tracer full susser for Wheelbase. It's a beast of a machine, built to eat up the hills and spit out the descents.
We've also been reviewing a mobile phone handlebar mount by Tigra. The first review, by Chris Galley, using it on the road bike is on the site. Mark Hughes is busy testing it as well on a mtb.
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.
View pedalnorth.com Grand Unified Map in a larger map