Fire Road Mountain Bike Routes

All Fire Road Routes

Bransdale & Rudland Rigg

Distance: 
9mi / 15km
Ascent: 
323m / 1,059ft
Offroad: 
51%
Difficulty: 
48%

This easy route in the North York Moors is ideal if you have only a little time, or if you're bringing the family along and are looking for something they can handle. At only 15km (9mi) and with not a great deal of climbing involved, this compact ride should fit into a single morning or afternoon.

The route starts just north of Gillamoor and basically crosses Shaw Ridge by means of road and then returns via the track across the top of Rudland Rigg.

Hole of Horcum & Cropton Forest

Distance: 
17mi / 27km
Ascent: 
724m / 2,375ft
Offroad: 
74%
Difficulty: 
70%

This is a relatively easy route in the North Yorkshire Moors that takes in the impressive Hole of Horcum as well as Cropton Forest. You will find yourself at times crossing open moorland and at times passing through deep forest on a variety of terrains.

Most intermediate mountain bikers should have no problem with this route as there are no really difficult technical sections to overcome. Just nice clean fun mountain biking. Well, perhaps not clean, this is the moors afterall! Enjoy.

Chop Gate & Urra Moor

Distance: 
12mi / 19km
Ascent: 
592m / 1,942ft
Offroad: 
65%
Difficulty: 
60%

This route at the north part of the North York Moors takes in some breathtaking views across the Tees Valley. The terrain is almost mountainous in feel, and this particular route serves up a nice mix of moorland singletrack and rocky descents. Something for all to enjoy! And all this without being too strenuous for those of you who haven't quite got the fitness levels as high as they could be yet.

The route starts just below Clay Bank and gets all the climbing out of the way from the off. Once you reach the top it offers you rolling moorland singletrack before descending into Bilsdale. After climbing again and crossing more moorland it offers you another rocky descent before a short field section and yet another absolutely cracking descent off the Cleveland escarpment.