Mountain Bike Rides in York

Right Bank of the Ouse Mountain Bike Ride

Bridleway on the right bank of the Ouse near Poppleton
Right Bank of the Ouse

This mountain bike ride is simple and quite short, but very enjoyable.

It takes you north west from Poppleton, on a path on the right bank of the Ouse.

The top of the loop is at the confluence of the Ouse and the Nidd, then bridleways and minor roads bring you back to the start point in Poppleton.

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Mountain Biking at Sutton Bank

View from Sutton Bank towards Gormire Lake
View from Sutton Bank towards Gormire Lake

A fairly short drive from York, Sutton Bank offers some really exciting mountain biking options.

The different trails are rated green, blue, and red, so there's something for all ages and levels. There's also a cyclocross/all-weather cycle track through the Hambleton Plantation, with a pump track part way round.

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Hudson Way Rail Trail

Kiplingcotes Station, Hudson Way
Kiplingcotes Station, Hudson Way

The Hudson Way uses the trackbed of the old Market Weighton to Beverley railway line. It's flat and easy, so this ride is also in Family Bike Rides in York.

It goes through pleasant Yorkshire Wolds farmland, and the destination is the interesting and historic market town of Beverley. Since the railway no longer exists, you'll have to pedal back again!

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There are more mountain bike rides in Bike Rides In and Around York.

Bike Rides In and Around York

Bike Rides In and Around York front cover
Bike Rides In and Around York

Bike Rides In and Around York features a historical city tour, plus family rides, road rides, and mountain bike rides.

"This book is simply a treasure trove not only of great rides but also as a travel guide to the area."

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Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale

Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale

Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale is a book of family, mountain and road bike rides.

"This guide is a wonderful companion whether you ride alone, with family or friends. Don't set out without it."

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