Off-road cycling

Off-road cycling

Up hills and down dales, mountain biking and gravel riding are a hugely popular outdoor activity

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Great British Gravel Rides

Author of Great British Gravel Rides, Markus Stitz, introduces three of Britain’s most iconic gravel riders and shares their favourite routes for you to enjoy.

Traffic-free cycling routes in the West Midlands

British Cycling share their favourite traffic-free cycling routes within the West Midlands, all of which are available in OS Maps. These family-friendly routes are suitable for all cycling abilities and make a great day out.

E-biking in the Elan Valley, Wales

The Elan Valley in Wales is fast becoming a mecca for gravel and mountain biking. This scenic 57-mile circular route is split between two days, making the perfect bikepacking adventure.

Bikepacking on an e-bike

OS Champion, Phillipa Cherryson, shares her newfound love for e-biking and offers some great advice on bikepacking on an electric bike.

Cycling King Alfred's Way

The King Alfred’s Way is a 350km circular off-road cycling route that will take you back in time. Combining beautiful rural scenery with some of Britain’s most iconic historic sites and four National Trails this ride makes a great bikepacking adventure.

Where to ride a gravel bike: best gravel riding routes

We’re lucky to have some amazing places to go gravel riding in Britain. This article takes a look at some of the best places to take a gravel bike and shows you how you can find and plan your own gravel riding routes. Includes popular routes recommended by the Gravel Kings.

Beginner's guide to gravel riding

Gravel riding fuses the best parts of road cycling, mountain biking and trail riding. You can ride a gravel bike on any terrain making them perfect for exploring from your front door. This guide to gravel riding will explain what it is, where to do it and how to get started.

All you need to know about electric bikes (e-bikes)

OS Champion and owner of Stage 1 Cycles, Helen Pollard, tells you everything you need to know about e-bikes and how they can help you save money, become fitter, more sustainable and cover more ground.

Bikepacking vs Cycle Touring

The open road is often synonymous with freedom, and there’s few things that will set you freer than taking to it on two or three wheels (or even one!). Sam Jones, from Cycling UK, outlines the differences between bikepacking and cycle touring plus what you'll need to set off on your own multi-day adventure!

10 best British long-distance cycle routes

If you're looking for an epic bikepacking or cycle touring trip, we have just the adventure for you! Sam Jones from Cycling UK shares with us his favourite long-distance cycle routes in Great Britain for both on and off-road adventures.