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Winter Mountain Biking

Winter is not a reason to hide your mountain bike in England

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The moderate winter in England allows you to explore the country by bicycle. Bicycle routes have a wide geography here—from the country’s rocky and sandy beaches to the mountain tops. The list of the finest winter trails in England includes the stony or paved gritstone trails of the Pennines which are the most popular.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is rich in heather moorland, broken limestone, and recently upgraded bridleways. Some areas of the park are a mix of rocky descents, steady climbs, and fast doubletracks. The main feature of winter riding is the wind, a constant companion for any bikers.

A similar itinerary can be found in Thetford Forest in Suffolk which is perfect in winter. It may not seem suitable due to the rainfall but Furness Fells are favourable as the water sheets off its surface leaving a tough, hard base for riding. Somerset trails are long ridgelines with countless steep, wooded descents and a mountain ascent. Biking fans like the Peak District mostly in summer, but this vertebrate route is popular also in winter

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