Vote for Britain’s best wild ride!
Which of these five classic natural MTB routes should bag the title?
We’re compiling a guide to Britain’s best wild rides, in association with TINCUP whiskey. Working with our routes specialist Max Darkins, of Rough Ride Guide, we’ve come up with a shortlist of 15 of the country’s best mountain bike loops, all of which deliver amazing riding, stunning views and unforgettable experiences.
Our only rule was that they all had to be on ‘natural’ terrain (for the most part, at least) – so bridleways, byways and other cycling rights of way, rather than manmade trail centre or bike park tracks (if that's the sort of riding you prefer, check out our online Trail Guide).
Now's your chance to have a say. We've whittled the contenders down to a top five, but we want you to let us know which one should win the coveted (from now on!) title of Britain’s best wild ride. Have your say in the poll below…
For your guide to Britain’s Best Wild Rides, grab a copy of our June issue (MBUK 369), on sale 16 May.
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 BikeRadar.com, ChopMTB.com and Triathlon Plus magazine, along with the Bristol Post, Western Daily Press, Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen newspapers.