Cycling Weekly has expanded its Adventure Cross series for 2014, now including five events in Cumbria, Wales, North Yorkshire and Scotland.

Adventure Cross is the new event discipline for cyclists, incorporating both road, off road tracks, trails bridleways and lanes – a cross-country adventure by bike.

The courses are challenging but with two route choices you can decide what suit’s your ability. All routes are designed to be ridden with knobbly tyres whether that’s on your cyclo-cross bike or mountain bike, you decide.

You can find out more details and enter the events online at www.bookmyride.co.uk

Grizedale Grizzly Sunday April 27 – Cartmel Race Course, Cartmel, Cumbria

Don’t be fooled by the gentle, rolling start from the pastoral beauty of our event HQ at Cartmel Race Course. This is Lake District Adventure X riding after all… fast forest sections are interspersed with tough tricky trails, fantastic fire roads and lovely lanes – the sort with grass down the middle. For the most part the routes are in the true heart of the Lake District and there’s plenty of cracking Cumbrian climbs.
Technical Terrain 4 out of 5 on a Cross Bike
Wilderness Riding 4 out of 5

Massif £35
Mini massif £25

Enter now on www.bookmyride.co.uk >>

Rhinog Raptor Sunday May 11 – Coed Y Brenin, Wales

Set amidst the rugged beauty of the Snowdonia National Park our Welsh Adventure X is sure to be an epic of the genre. Steep climbs, wild terrain and all sorts of off road surfaces from fire roads to grassy singletrack will make this challenge a genuinely tough day out. The long route circumnavigates Rhinog Mountain Massif and is approximately 95% rideable, with one section which will be a carry climb for most, if not all riders!
Technical Terrain 5 out of 5 on a Cross Bike
Wilderness Riding 4 out of 5

Massif £35
Mini massif £25

Enter now on www.bookmyride.co.uk >>

Moors & Shores Sunday June 15 – Dalby Forest, N. Yorks

Forests, moors, coastline and short but steep climbs make up the arena for this Adventure X journey in a lesser explored area of the North York Moors National Park. The contrast between the forest roads and moorland tracks, which are hard going when wet, and the sections of old railway line near the coast ensure flowing riding and a constantly changing landscape. If you are new to Adventure X then this is the event to set you rolling on and off road.
Technical Terrain 3 out of 5 on a Cross Bike
Wilderness Riding 3 out of 5

Massif £35
Mini massif £25

Enter now on www.bookmyride.co.uk >>

Galloway Gallop Sunday Sep 21 – Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries, Scotland

A spectacular wilderness Adventure X journey in the vast wilds of the Galloway Forest Park in South West Scotland. Remote lochs and valleys, miles of wide open vistas, challenging multi surface forest roads, mildly mountaineous terrain and all under big skies makes this an Adventure X event that will take you places where most riders have never ventured before!
Technical Terrain 3 out of 5 on a Cross Bike
Wilderness Riding 5 out of 5

Massif £35
Mini massif £25

Enter now on www.bookmyride.co.uk >>

Lakeland Monster Miles Sunday Oct 12 – Fitz Park, Keswick, Cumbria

The Lake District route, starting and finishing in Keswick, is both picturesque and challenging, offering something for everyone. The route is a mix of bridleways, flowing trails, tracks and minor mainly traffic free lanes showing off the full range of what the Lakes have to offer and circumnavigating the Skiddaw Massif. It’s a fantastic course for a ‘cross bike, although a hard-tail mountain bike would be equally suitable, it takes you to places and offers views inaccessible by road. Due to the constantly changing scenery and the shifts in the terrain the ride goes by remarkably quickly as each new section throws up a new challenge or a spectacular view.
Technical Terrain 5 out of 5 on a Cross Bike
Wilderness Riding 4 out of 5

Massif £35
Mini massif £25

Enter now on www.bookmyride.co.uk >>

Watch a video of the 2013 edition of the Lakeland Monster Miles below.