Rides

Starting Wednesday 9th of June!

It's better with the sound on!

At Spoke we are always looking to get out on our bikes and enjoy the local riding. But with the poor quality of road surfaces in some areas of the County we have increasingly embraced the gravel, going back to the old skool, rigid mtb trail riding of the '90s before the split into North Shore and Gravity and Trail and Jumps and Downhill and Enduro and X Country!  

 

With the help of some of our experienced off roading friends we have begun to put together a series of routes graded in difficulty, length, terrain and elevation together with our personal riding notes from the trails themselves. They are yours to enjoy.

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SPOKE ROUTE 1

Nearly 40km of quiet lanes and gravel sections arcing round the Mimram valley.

 

Distance: 39.16km / 24.33miles

Elevation: 439m / 1571ft

Terrain: Mixed

Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

Machine required: Gravel/cyclocross/mountain

Download link: www.plotaroute.com/route/922610

Route ID: 922610

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SPOKE ROUTE 2

A nice short loop out towards Bramfield before coming back north to Watton-at-Stone and cutting back into Rabley Heath through the fields on the bridle way.

 

Distance: 30.53km / 18.97miles

Elevation: 385m / 1263ft

Terrain: Off road

Difficulty: ★★★☆☆

Machine required: Gravel/cyclocross/mountain

Download link: www.plotaroute.com/route/922633

Route ID: 922633

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SPOKE ROUTE 3

A long and hilly one heading out towards the Ayots before turning north up to Hitchin in a figure of 8. Passing near Charlton and Great Offley before heading back towards home through Whitwell and Old Knebworth.

 

Distance: 54.92km / 34.12miles

Elevation: 698m / 2290ft

Terrain: Off road

Difficulty: ★★★★☆

Machine required: Gravel/cyclocross/mountain

Download link: www.plotaroute.com/route/922648

Route ID: 922648

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SPOKE ROUTE 4

A good few hours on the bike starting out east and dropping down into Bramfield before turning north through Walkern and circling round the back of Stevenage. The ride back south takes you through Fisher's Green and on to Whitwell before arriving back at HQ. A ride for the more navigationally-savvy but worth it for the quality of the trails.

Distance: 64.27km / 39.94miles

Elevation: 710m / 2329ft

Terrain: Off road

Difficulty: ★★★★★

Machine required: Gravel/cyclocross/mountain

Download link:  www.plotaroute.com/route/922655

Route ID: 922655