The Dark Peak. Pic: Russell Burton

Join us on one of Britain’s Best Wild Rides

Published: September 11, 2019 at 9:44 am
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Try out the Peak District route from our recent guide with our very own Max Darkins and TINCUP Whiskey

Cast your mind back to the start of the summer and you may remember that we asked you to vote for your favourite 'natural' route and then gave away a guide to Britain's Best Wild Rides with our June issue. Well, now's your chance to try out one of those routes for yourself, without having to faff around with GPS units or maps.


The good folk from TINCUP Whiskey – who sponsored our guide – have teamed up with our routes specialist Max Darkins, of Rough Ride Guide, to host a guided ride on our Dark Peak route on Saturday 26 October. It'll start and end at The George Inn in Castleton, where whiskey cocktails and a bite to eat will be provided post-ride.


It's a free event, but you'll need to let us know in advance if you want to come. Over-18s only, we're afraid. For more information and to secure your spot, email

TINCUP Whiskey


James Costley-White is the editor of Mountain Biking UK (MBUK), the UK's best-selling mountain biking magazine, founded in 1988. James, often known as JCW, has been an avid mountain biker since 1992, during which time he's amassed a huge amount of knowledge about the sport and masses of riding experience. He can regularly be found riding the trails around Bristol and south Wales. As well as editing MBUK, JCW contributes regular product reviews and other articles to the magazine. He's a fully-qualified professional journalist, certified as a senior reporter by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and holds a postgraduate diploma in journalism from Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Culture. As well as heading up MBUK, he's worked for other cycling titles including, and Triathlon Plus magazine, along with the Bristol Post, Western Daily Press, Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen newspapers.


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