Mountain Bike Trails in Yorkshire and Humberside

Some of the featured trails in Yorkshire & Humberside include Storthes Hall, Welholme Trails, and Eckington Woods. These challenging routes in a forest setting provide the ideal mountain biking experience for leisure rides. Some of the more popular trails include Dalby Forest, Ellersway, York to Selby Cycle Route, Dalby Forest, Adderstone Field, Moor to Sea Cycle Trail, White Rose Cycle Route, Aysgarth Falls, Spen Valley Greenway, Craven Ridge and Ribblesdale, Bowland and Hodder Valley, Guisborough Forest, Tour of alhamdale, Gisburn Forest, Foulridge – Greenberfield – East Marton, and the Kirklees Challenge Route. Let’s take a look at some of the cycle routes in the area.

The Dalby Forest, Ellersway trail is a pleasant family journey trail that takes you all the way from the visitor centre into the middle of the woods on forest roads and tracks all the way to the bottom of the valley. This kind of adventure can bring a family closer together and increase the bonds of family unity. The York to Selby Cycle Route is another route, and it is an innovative, fun, and informative route built by man on purpose to learn about and discover the solar system. What could be more fun than learning about the solar system when you’re riding your mountain bike? Strange but true.

Another great trail is Aysgarth Falls where the River Ure waters over a series of cascades. The Spen Valley Greenway is another such route that is traffic-free and uses a disused railway line by the River Spen in between the towns of Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, and Heckmondwike.

All of the routes in Yorkshire & Humberside are safe, friendly, and enjoyable. The Guisborough Forest also allows you to discover the scenic wonderland of the North York Moors National Park that has challenging mountain biking in the setting of a forest for a lot of fun.

The Kirklees Challenge Route is a final stop on the journey to understanding the best parts of Yorkshire & Humberside. There is a brand new route map available, and you are allowed to enjoy the trail whenever you like. The local councilman has designed a circular on-road cycle route that is built around the boundaries of Kirklees district. The fundraising arm of the Mayor’s office uses the route for his Mayor’s Charity Appeal, which attracted over 200 riders from all over the country the last time it was given the green light on the charity event.

It is more than 70 miles of pure fun, and it can bite in one or two spots. The maps are free and available for anyone to have. The dramatic contrasts from the land and townscarpes are stark, gorgeous, and operatic in look. Favourable comment from cyclists was included in the visitor’s information guide to let others know just how good a route it was. More people than ever are coming from all over the country to peruse the cycle route for fun, charity events, and to get a taste of a beautiful man-made route.

Like many cyclists, I've been riding since I was very young and despite now being less-young, I love it just as much. I've done my time on road bikes, have cycled throughout the UK, including Lands End to John O' Groats (yes, uphill!) and now have fun on a mountain bike, in the hills and doing charity bike rides.