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Mountain Biking Yorkshire

Mountains biking in the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales is very popular for mountain bikers who flock year after year, wind, rain or shine as it offers thrills, difficult climbs, technical descents and amazing scenery in one hit.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to some of the greatest mountain biking in England as has a huge variety of natural trails. The trails cater for mountain bikers of any experience levels and ability, from beginners looking for scenic rides to the seasoned mountain biker looking for the ultimate challenge.

If your itching to get started mountain biking in the Dales then of course you can create your own mountain biking adventure or if you are a beginner then there is a number of organisations that can help you to learn the skills required to stay in control of your mountain bike or simply guide you on some of the best routes. 

REMEMBER, before you embark on any trail make sure that you have a detailed trail map and make sure someone knows where you are going and let them know of your safe return.
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Check out our directory of local mountain biking centres and experts below:


Above & Below, Ingleton

Above & Below are an outdoor adventure company based in the Yorkshire Dales near to Ingleton and Clapham. Like the name suggests you can choose to take part in a large range of activities above and below ground including; caving, climbing, Mountain biking, ghyll scrambling, hill walking, abseiling and canoeing.

Contact Above & Below

Address: 2 Greenstead, Newby, Ingleton North Yorkshire
Tel: 01524 251011 / 07974 078874 / 07853 312777
Email: [email protected]


Big Bear Bikes, Pickering

Big Bear Bikes are mountain bike specialist, and can offer bike hire, bike sales, bike demos, training, workshops, and guided routes. They cater from complete novices to experienced riders wanting to improve.

Big Bear Bikes is based in Pickering and have great local trail knowledge and are commissioned by the Forestry Commission to operate in Dalby Forest which is a fantastic place to ride. They also take guided groups out across the North York Moors which is an unspoilt area filled with trails and adventure.

Contact big Bear Bikes

Address: Succours House, Southgate, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8EL
Tel: 01751 474220
Email: [email protected]


Dales Bike Centre, Fremington

Dales Bike Centre are mountain bike and road cycling specialist based in Fremington in the heart of Swaledale. They are a small but strong team, all passionate about their bikes and are keen to help you have the best biking holiday in the Yorkshire Dales as humanly possible!

They have a wealth of knowledge about all things bikes and can offer; mountain bike skills courses, mountain bike leader training, maintenance courses, guided biking days and trips, bike hire, bike servicing, and refreshments and amazing cakes at their onsite café.

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Contact Dales Bike Centre

Address: Parks Barn, Fremington, Richmond, DL11 6AW
Tel: 01748 884908
Email: [email protected]


Live for Today, Harrogate

Live for today are an outdoor pursuit company that are based in Harrogate with activities taking place across the Yorkshire Dales, and various places across Yorkshire such as Dalby Forest and Ripley.

They are a very enthusiastic company with a number of qualified instructors ready and waiting to take you on the adventure of your life. The activities they offer include; zorbing, body zorbing, off road buggies, power slide buggies, air rifle shooting, high ropes, gorge scrambling, caving, rock climbing, mountain biking and mountaineering.

Contact Live for Today

Address: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1TE
Tel: 01423 551585
Email: [email protected]


Off the Rails, Settle

Off the Rails is a specialist cycle company based in Settle. They offer top of the range bikes for unique bike/rail trips, self-guided day bike hire, group rides and cycle tours.

Off the Rails expert instructors will ensure your hired bike fits you exactly, that the ride you do is within your capabilities and do everything they can for you to have a great time riding in the Yorkshire Dales.

Contact Off the Rails

Address: The Cycling Centre, Station yard, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9RP
Tel: 01729 824419
Email: [email protected]


Rock Steady Adventure, Clifton Moor

Rock Steady Adventure is a large outdoor adventure company based in Clifton Moor but offers events throughout Yorkshire including the Yorkshire Dales.

The Rock Steady instructors are very experienced and have all the best equipment at their fingertips to ensure your safety and enjoyment is always a priority. They can take you on all kinds of adventures including: group orienteering, mountain biking, rock climbing, caving, coasteering, canoeing, gorge walking and off road 4 x 4 driving.

Contact Rock Steady Adventure

Address: York Eco Business Centre, Amy Johnson Way, Clifton Moor, North Yorkshire, YO30 4AG
Tel: 01423 740233
Email: [email protected]

Mountain Bike Skills

Mountain Bike Skills aim to take your mountain bike riding to the next level by showing you new techniques to improve your riding ability.

Mountain Bike Skills offers a range of sessions and courses to suit all abilities, so whether you are a complete novice wanting to gain confidence and knowledge in mountain biking or an experienced mountain biker looking to grow their skills and ability Mountain Bike Skills can offer what you need exactly from beginner sessions and beginner courses to intermediate and advanced courses. They also offer guided tours and maintenance courses.

Contact Mountain Bike Skills

Tel: 01539 623520
Email: [email protected]

Cycle Adventure

Cycle Adventure offer an exclusive hire, delivery and collection service including to the Yorkshire Dales (depending on your exact location). They also offer guided tours and skills courses to meet all capabilities.

Contact Cycle Adventure

Telephone: 07518 373007
Email: [email protected]