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LEJOG Off-Road
The ultimate UK off-road experience

The Southern Way 
A fantastic mountain bike adventure along the south coast of England

The North – South Divide
An unusual route across central UK

The Northamptonshire Way
An end to end route covering the entire length of the county

The Smoke Ring
An orbital route around London

The Northern Way
A coast to coast route across the most northerly and remotest part of England.

  

LEJOG OFF-Road  – £15.00

The ultimate UK mountain bike adventure! This is a 1,250 mile (2,000km) route with over 111,000ft (34,000m) of elevation gain, riding through England, Wales and Scotland.

Not for the faint hearted, this route is aimed at riders with some experience. The route is technical  in places, and some skills will be required but stamina and fitness are also important.

‘LEJOG Off-Road’  features many of the best mountain bike area’s found in the UK. Some of the highlights include; Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Quantocks, the Mendips, the Black Mountains, the Long Mynd, the Cambrian Mountains, Forest of Bowland, the Yorkshire Dales, the North Pennines, the Scottish Borders and the Highlands. There’s also seven trail centres encountered en route; Cardinham Woods (Cornwall), Ashton Court (Bristol), Hopton Woods & Eastridge Woods (both Shropshire), Llandegla (North Wales), Newcastleton and Innerleithen (both 7 Stanes in the Scottish Borders).

It’s not a bike ride, it’s an experience!

  

southernway_mainThe Southern Way  – £5.99
*Out of stock

A fantastic mountain bike adventure along the south coast of England. From the rugged Atlantic coastline at Lands End to the white cliffs of Dover. A 426 mile (686km) route with over 30,000 feet (9,150m) of elevation gain, riding through Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, West and East Sussex and finally Kent.

As with all MTB Epics UK  routes, ‘The Southern Way’ is all about a good variety of trails, places of interest and great scenery. Some of the many highlights include; the Poldice Valley in central Cornwall, Dartmoor, Woodbury Common in Devon, the Purbeck Hills, the Isle of Wight and the South Downs. Also en-route are two MTB trail centres at Cardinham Woods near Bodmin and Haldon Forest near Exeter.

All of this will live long in the memory of anyone who rides ‘The Southern Way’.

  

The North-South Divide  – £9.99
*New 2nd edition

Starting at the well-known university town of Aberystwyth on the West Wales coast to the quintessentially British, old-fashioned seaside town of Southwold on the Suffolk coast, this is an unusual and interesting route spanning west to east across the central belt of the UK that takes in a contrast of landscapes from the wild Cambrian Mountains in Wales to the Fens in East Anglia and everything in between!

A 360 mile (580km) route with over 22,000 feet (6,700m) of elevation gain that will take you through Ceredigion, Powys, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and finally Suffolk. Some of the many highlights include; the Cambrian Mountains, the Welsh Marches, the Long Mynd, the Ironbridge Gorge and the National Forest. Also en-route are three MTB trail centres at Nant-y-Arian near Aberystwyth, Cannock Chase and Thetford Forest.

 

The Northamptonshire Way  –  £4.99
*New 2nd Edition

An End to End of the County by mountain bike

An 82 mile (132km) route with over 4,000 feet (1,220m) of elevation gain that starts at the south-western end of the county bordering Oxfordshire and heads north-east to traverse the whole length of this elongated county to finish just over the border in Cambridgeshire. Some of the highlights to be found are the large expanse of  Pitsford Water, Geddington Chase and the historical Rockingham Forest area.

  

thesmokering_coverThe Smoke Ring – £6.99
*New 2nd Edition

An Orbital Route Around London.

An anti-clockwise, orbital route around London by mountain bike. A journey of 200 miles (322km) with 10,000 feet (3,050m) of elevation gain that will take you through Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Kent and Essex. This route is easily accessible thanks to good rail links throughout, which means you can easily tackle a section of  ‘The Smoke Ring’ as a day ride.

There are some real trail gems to be found on this route, while never straying too far from the metropolis. Some of the many highlights include Epping Forest, the Colne Valley, the Grand Union Canal, Windsor Great Park,  Swinley Forest MTB trails, the Surrey Hills, the North Downs, the Thames crossings and Thorndon Country Park in Essex.

 

thenorthernway_mainThe Northern Way – £5.99

A coast to coast route across the most northerly and remotest part of England.

Starting on the Cumbrian coast, this 208 mile (335km) route with over 18,000 feet (5,490m) of elevation gain will cross the Northern Lake District, Kielder Forest Park and Northumberland National Park to finish on the stunning Northumberland coastline.
Some of the many highlights en-route include Lonscale Fell, Hadrian’s Wall, the paved Border Ridge and the Usway Burn in Upper Coquetdale.
There are also two superb trail centres on this route – Whinlatter Forest near Keswick and the remote Kielder Forest  trails.
All in all, this makes for a true wilderness ride!