Off Road Rides



Welcome Off Roaders

If you’re looking for some of the best off-roading in the Dales, Lakes, Moors or Peaks, you’ve come to the right place.  We also organise local off-roading on an ‘as required’ basis.

The ‘non-local’ rides are roughly once a month and are suitable for mountain bikes with a cross-country set up (note some routes will be described as suitable for cyclo cross/gravel bikes).
There is usually just one group, so we ride to the slowest rider’s speed. If you’re miles off the front, loop round to the last rider and have another go. All routes are on bridle paths, BOATs (Byway Open To All Traffic), RUPPs (Road Used As A Public Path) or GREEN LANES, definitely no footpaths.

Transport to the Dales etc is by individual arrangement; we can try to assist with a lift but this is not guaranteed.

Please read ‘What to bring’ (see the blue buttons above) to help the ride go smoothly. Rider input is welcome, e.g. route suggestions, good pub after the ride, and so on. If you like the rides, join the club. We’re not a road club, we’re a cycling club…and proudly so.

Any enquiries can be directed to:

Martin Clough


In line with British Cycling requirements and all Seacroft Wheelers rides, anyone between the age of 16 and 18 must bring a signed parental consent form.
Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

2024 Rides

These will take place alternate Saturdays  starting from April and switch between a local and a drive and ride.
Click here to see the full list.

Previous Rides


Hi Wheelers. Ready for some off road rides?
All the rides are on Saturdays & will be posted individually nearer the date with more detail.
These rides have also been added to the clubs website calendar.
Grade 1 rides are flat compacted gravel &/or towpath,
Suitable for gravel, cross & mountain bikes
Grade 2 rides are same as gr1 & also sections of loose gravel.Suitable for gravel, cross & mountain bikes.
Mileages are taken from previous rides & should be relatively accurate.
For rides where we drive to the start point, the location may be given using the ‘What 3 words’ application which can be viewed through your browser or your mobile phone
We’ll do our best to stick to this list but rides may change so look for details on website calendar and facebook group.

Off Road Rides 2023

DateRouteMileageGradeMeeting timeMeeting placeStart Place & W3W reference
18th MarchParlington26210:00 amBarnbowBarnbow ///
1st AprilWessenden1139:00amBarnbow10:00am Wessenden car park. ///
15th ApriHarewood27210:00 amBarnbowBarnbow
29th AprilCinder Trail3519:00 amPick up at BarnbowRavenscar 10:45 am
13th MayChantry Lane3522:00pmBarnbowStart delayed due to Z2H ride
27th MayFairburn Ings trails3512:00pmBarnbowStart delayed due to Z2H ride
10th JuneRed Kite36310:00amBarnbowBarnbow
24the JuneKestrel2729:00amBarnbowBarnbow
8th JulyBrotherton35210:00amBarnbowBarnbow
22nd JulyThimbleby Moor
to Sutton Bank
Postponed due to poor weather
2329:00amPick up at BarnbowThimbleby Moor Car park ///playing.charts.pairings
5th AugustWintersett50/35, weather dependent19:00amTemple NewshamWoodlestord Lock 10:00am
19th AugustTranspennine Longdendale trail3229:00amPick up at BarnbowPenistone 10:00
2nd SeptemberThimbleby Moor
to Sutton Bank
2329:00amPick up at BarnbowThimbleby Moor Car park ///playing.charts.pairings
16th SeptemberHarewood27210:00amBarnbowBarnbow
30th SeptemberCinder Trail - Cloughton to Whitby35109:00amPick up at BarnbowStation Lane, Cloughton
What3words reference ducks/zebra/laying
14th OctoberOssett to Low Moor - Spen Valley Greenway25109:00amPick up at BarnbowOssett Wells Lane
18th NovemberTranspennine Longdendale trail321/29:00amPick up at BarnbowPenistone 10:00 ///flinch.hinted.invoices


**UPDATE- Cloughy is laid up injured at the moment, rides will be reviewed when he is pedalling again**

Hi Wheelers. I’m just giving a heads up for Seacroft off road rides in 2021.
The plan is :-
Saturday afternoons for cyclo cross, gravel biased rides these will mainly be local, be it towpath to Bingley or bridlepath to Harewood, but some will be a car drive to the starting point, I’m thinking Scarboro to Whitby Cinder trail. I’m hoping to run these fortnightly.
Sunday rides will be for mountain bikers & the rides will be in any of our local national parks. These will be monthly.
Weds evenings we’ve just re-established. Local trails based from Temple Newsam Park. An ideal way to discover off road trails. These rides are fortnightly & leapfrog the weds evening cross training.
Dates & destinations still in the brewing process but I’m hoping we cover riders expectations of what we as a club can provide.
Check website calendar, “Upcoming Events” on home page and facebook group.
😎🤪🤜Cheers Rock Stars.


Mountain biking 2019
Right, I’m out of hibernation & 2019 is ready to have it’s a** kicked.
We’ll start local & mix it with car borne to the national parks.
Sun 7th April. Meet 9am Skyliner.suitable for mountain bike & cyclo cross bike.
Local- Barrowby, Amaranth,Scholes,Saw wood,Thorner,Bardsey,East Keswick,Wood hall,Linton,Collingham,Wothersome,Becca,Parlington,Manston lane.

Strava route here

Sun 28th April. Meet 9.30am Horton in R’dale car park. Suitable for mountain bikes.
Yorks dales-Horton,Hull pot, Fox up,Litton,Long lane,Helwith bridge.
Sun 26th May. Meet 9.30am Fairholmes car park. Suitable for mountain bikes.
Peak district-Derwent, Howden,Lockerbrook heights,Roman road,Aston,Ashopton,Whinstone lee Tor.
Sun 23rd June. Meet at small layby in Wath.9.30am.Suitable for mountain bikes.
Nidderdale-Ramsgill, Lofthouse,Middlesmoor,Scar house, Ramsgill.

Sunday 21st July. Upper Nidderdale.
Meet@9.30am@ layby near Wath, just north of Pately Bridge.
Ramsgill,How stean, Middlesmoor, Scar house, Ramsgill, Gouththwaite, Sportsman Inn.
Suitable for mountain bikes.20miles.
Sunday 4th August. Coast ride, Ravenscar to Whitby Abbey.
Using the trackbed of the old railway line.
Dinner stop@ National Trust cafe, Whitby Abbey or a picnic with a view!. Return leg we’ll drop down to the sea at Robin Hoods Bay.Relatively easy ride families welcome.
Suitable for any bike that can cope with cinder track. 25miles
Sunday 1st September. Local off road ride.
Meet 9am Skyliner. Heading to Stutton, Tadcaster,Wighill, Wetherby. Suitable for cyclo cross & mountain bikes. Mileage tbc.
Plenty more routes planned but these are classic routes to whet your appetite. Anybody that fancies joining our merry band is most welcome.
Just make sure your bike is fit for purpose ie check:- bearings,suspension, cables,hydraulics,
Drive chain, gear shift, brake pads,discs,rims, tyres, etc.


Ride 1
Upper Nidderdale. Meet at Wath 9am
Sun 1st July.
Gouthwaite, Ramsgill,Lofthouse,How Stean, Middlesmoor, Scar house,Ramsgill, Gouthwaite,Sportsman Inn.!!!
Ride 2
Lake District.Meet at Low Fold car park. Ambleside at 9am.Sun 29th July.
Rydal water, Grasmere lake, Loughrigg terrace,Skelwith bridge, little Langdale, Hawkshead, Far Sawrey, Claife heights, Windermere lake.
Ride 3
Dales. Meet at Horton in Ribblesdale car park.
9am Sun 26th Aug
Hubberholme,Buckden, Semer water, Hawes, Ling Gill.
Ride 4 Sunday 16th Sept.
Local ride to Harewood.9am to 1pm(ish)
Suitable for cyclo cross & mountain bikes.
Ride 5 Sunday 28th October
10am Fairholmes car park, between Ladybower & Derwent reservoirs.
A ride of 2 halves. 1st half is the trail around Derwent & Howden reservoirs, relatively flat, good non technical track. Ideal for inexperienced mountainbikers. We’ll call back at the car park & drop off any riders who don’t want to do the 2nd half which is a full circuit around Ladybower but up in the surrounding hills. 1st half-11miles
2nd half-20miles.
Ride 6 Sunday 11th Nov
Meet at 9am Skyliner
Roughly 30miles
Estimated time of return 1pm
Suitable for mountain & cyclo cross bikes
No tea stop so bring snacks.
Route:- Temple Newsam park, Skelton ings, St Aidans, Fly line , Parlington , Potterton, Barwick , Scholes, Amaranth, Crossgates.
Last item but Sunday 7th October is a local charity ride- Wild Boar Challenge. Several club members have mentioned having a go. It’d be good to get a bit of a team together.

What to bring

What to bring

  • Completed parental consent form (if required).
  • Mechanically sound bike
  • Helmet
  • Clothing suitable for the weather conditions
  • Spare clothing (Weather conditions change)
  • Windproof jacket for rides on high ground
  • Mountain biking shoes (note if you’re driving up, done that before)
  • Spare Inner tubes, multi tool, & pump (or CO inflator)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Beer money
  • Mobile phone
  • I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) details so completed membership card or I.C.E. details stored in phone.
  • Cheesy grin (for photos) Cheesy grin dispensers are found at the bottom of all off road descents


Mtn Bike Ride Ladybower & Derwent Water Reservoirs 28-10-2018
Mtn Bike Ride Harewood 16-09-2018
Mtn Bike Ride Horton in Ribblesdale 26-08-2018
Mtn Bike Ride Ambleside 29-07-2018
Mtn Bike ride Upper Nidderdale 01-07-2018

Alan W climbing Middlesmoor & beyond 01-07-2018


Mtn Bike ride Upper Nidderdale 10-06-2018




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