|Info for riders on mountain
route guide packs
|Summer Break -
Orders for long distance Ride Packs placed between June 22nd and July 8th (inclusive) will be despatched on July 9th. We apologise if this causes you any inconvenience. On line delivery of the day ride guides is NOT affected.
NOTE: Day route guide downloads are available 24-7-365.
Bike bags - As described in the ride guides the only reliable way to carry an unlimited (within reason) number of bikes on a UK train is to use a bike bag. A simple, very lightweight, cheap (around £10), envelope style bike bag can be quickly and easily made using plastic tarpaulin and gaffa tape (both available from DIY stores). With a shouldrer strap borrowed from a sports/shoulder bag clipped to a couple of zip-ties on the frame it's reasonably easy to carry.
|Coast to Coast
|| Information update - Click here to obtain contact information for accommodation, bike shops, rail access etc. revised for 2013.
GPX file available - just
email us or use the Feedback Form, quoting your order number,
and we'll send back the GPX file. Offer applies to orders
made after January 1st 2012.
Updated mapping/route cards -
revised for 2013. Just email us or use the Feedback Form,
quoting your order number, and we'll send back the files. Offer applies
to orders made after January 1st 2012.
District Information Centres - in recent years
shortfalls in LDNP funding has lead to the closure of
some Info Centres. These ones are
definitely open: Bowness Bay, Keswick and Ullswater. For up-to-date info visit the Lake
District National Park website.
Wells Cycle Guide
removed - in the wake of the publication of
the much-criticised report and assessment of the
ride area by Daffyd Davis the Forestry Commission have
regrettably been panicked into removing their information
signs. Most of these were warning signs - for example
indicating multi-purpose track use - and will not
on use of the ride guide pack. If, as a user, you can
provide us with more information then please do so.
|Scotland - all routes
Rights - in Scotland everyone has the right to
be on most land and water for recreation, education and
for going from place to place providing they act responsibly.
These access rights and responsibilities are explained
in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Visit www.outdooraccess-scotland.com
for more information.
- quite a few youth hostels have been closed down, whilst
others have been refurbished. For more information visit
the SYHA website at www.syha.org.uk.
route tip - a permissive bridleway circumnavigates
Wavering Down on the Mendips which will help those who
find the climb too challenging. Look out for some singletrack
on the saddle between Compton Hill and Wavering Down that
keeps to the N side of the ridge past Hill Farm. The views
are reputed to be better even though you are lower.
||Important route change in Plymouth - The first leg, from Plymouth Hoe to Laira Bridge, has been re-routed to make use of National Cycle Network route 27. Please click here to download map
Upgraded Plym Valley Railpath - this cycleway has been surfaced nearly all the way to Clearbrook and the tunnel - once a dark adventure - illuminated. These improvements have greatly reduced the time and effort required to get to the high moors (although the "off road experience" is much diluted). But the Plym Valley is as beautiful as ever!
Easy option to Princetown
- there is an easy, lane/railpath option from Clearbrook
(via Hoo Meavy, Meavy and Dousland) to Princetown that
uses the Burrator/Princetown railpath. This avoids the
'technical' climb from the 'Scout hut' (near Nattor and
labeled 'Cycle Route' on OS 1:50000 maps). The new section
is signed from the Dousland/Burrator road at GR 547676.
Send us your info...
Help fellow riders by sending
us news, tips and info relevant to our routes that is not included
in a guide pack.
For example: Changes that make guide info redundant or incorrect (eg: closure of YHA, railstation).
New information especially useful to riders (eg:
new cycle shop, a new bridleway or permissive cyclepath). Please make use of our Feedback Form .
For route updates include..
- Route name
- Route card paragraph number(s) affected
- Ideally GR of start/finish route change
- Description of change
- New route directions
- Ideally copy of map with changes marked up
- Permission to contact you
For other info include..
- Route name
- Brief description of info
- Address & contact details for a new service
- For info change, page number
- Permission to contact you