Great Introductory Mountain Bike Route – Harden, West Yorkshire

If you’re looking for an good introductory level mountain biking route in West Yorkshire then we can recommend the “Hard’en Fast” a steady 13 mile route that utilises bridleways, byways and minimal amounts of road to create a varied circular route.

Mountain Bike YorkshireThe full route is available as a downloadable PDF – if the link above doesn’t work just Google “Harden Fast Mountain Biking” but in summary …..

There’s loads of free car parking available at the St Ives Estate, from there you cycle up through the estate passed Alter Rock and out across Harden moor – the majority of the route is straightforward but there are a couple of technical decents that will test a lot of people’s mountain biking skills.

Another great thing about the route is that it passes a couple of pubs and a jolly nice tea room at Cold Stream Mills before dropping down towards Wilsden and the Malt Shovel just before the finish.

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