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INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE & INFLUENCE A CYCLING LIFE

Pedalnorth is written and managed by cycling writers and athletes around the globe, bringing you the very best routes and unbiased information. Our team work within the global cycling community, alongside their role at Pedalnorth simply to give something back, by sharing their own life-cycle with you.

We really want to help you to find your own cycling vacation location, with some of the best places to ride, on road or trail. Leading the way, with Robert, Nadezhda and our team are here to share their cycling knowledge and experience with you.


Moving into the second half of  2024, we’ll be developing a new ‘Remote Rides’ section with Orbea U.K. head of marketing, Lee Williams, using his expertise as a former national mtb XC champion, to bring you the very best remote mountain bike routes around the U.K. and Europe. We believe that mapping information for cyclists should be free; which is why even our GPX files can be downloaded without any login required – and it will stay this way, giving you free access to ride information. We want to help you all to easily find your next adventure on the very best roads and trails.

There’s also lots of great travel ideas this year, as we develop our Bikecation section, with ideas for short cycling breaks all over Europe, on tarmac and trail, including lots more about about mountain biking in Transylvania with the team at Triada mtb series close to the World Heritage city of Sibiu, nestled in the Carpathian mountains.  We want to become the best information website globally for this magical mountain biking region, as we build on the amazing work of Larisa in promoting Europe’s last great wilderness – transfixing Transylvania.  Join us as we head into summer, for some superb 2-wheeled adventures!

Test Yourself at the ‘Trilogy of the Trails’

Transylvania Adventures: TRIADA MTB 2024

We’ve got some epic news for you, direct from the Carpathian Mountains and former Olympic rider, Tudor Oprea, the head of TRIADA MTB, the largest and most successful mountain bike race series in Romania.

For 2024, the Triada mountain races will be developed to include 3 types of off-road racing and adventures: E-Bike (E-MTB), MTB XCO and Gravel Bikes! Yes, the 3 most popular bike styles on the tracks and trails will come together at the 3 TRIADA event weekends in April, June and September, to form the amazing ‘TRILOGY OF THE TRAILS’ festival 2024! A whole new and exciting off-road concept and gathering for adventure seekers.

The Carpathian Mountains of Romania are home to some of the most spectacular forests in the world, and were described by the U.K. Financial Times as ‘Europe’s last great wilderness.’ They were quite right in their assessment, with bears and all manner of nature’s creatures to be found in the wooded slopes of this beautiful area. And, with the medieval splendour of the city of Sibiu, nestled in the foothills, this World Heritage Site provides an magnificent base for travellers from around the world.

The international airport has direct flights from London, Munich and elsewhere, and Sibiu lies only 30 km from the historic mountain resort of Paltinis, where the second of the ‘Trilogy’ events will be held, in June 2024.  Tudor Oprea and the team at Triada are busily working away at the festival plans, which will provide an awesome adventure for all off-road riders from around the globe – so join us and Tudor in Sibiu, in 2024 for the ‘Trilogy of the Trails’ in transfixing Transylvania!

LATEST NEWS

During 2024 and beyond, we’ll be writing more about cycling events and places to travel to, as we build up our database of rides for you, in Northern Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland and Transylvania, as well as promoting great events such as the epic TRIADA off-road race series with Tudor Oprea. Yes, there’s lots to come here, as we explore the Fagaras Mountains, Europe’s last great wilderness, and part of the awesome Carpathian’s.

We also welcome Fiona-May Aylward, a long-term cycling friend and former racer, from the U.K. and Ireland. Fiona May will be taking on many of our future reviews of ladies cycling clothing and products, as well as helping to guide our focus on ladies cycling and the challenges that women face in our sport. We want to maintain and to strengthen our position as one of the leading ladies cycling website’s in the world, producing world class content from real cyclists such as Fiona, Susan and others, led by Nadezhda.

For all of us here at Pedalnorth, it’s time to explore in 2024, and we’ll be giving you lots of ideas to seek your own adventure on 2-wheels at every opportunity – so join the cycling revolution, with Pedalnorth and our new team for an exciting future on 2-wheels!

ENJOY A CYCLING LIFESTYLE

WITH NADEZHDA PAVLOVA

We know how important it is for many people, to try and lead a sporting lifestyle, and how difficult it can be to find the right advice – especially for women cyclists. It’s crucial to find information written specifically for the female athlete. Thankfully, for 2024, our multi-talented cyclist and editor, Nadezhda, will be bringing you a wealth of interesting and informative  lifestyle articles and cycling kit reviews, specifically for women in sport. Click the links in our menu and become a part of the best website for ladies cycling online.

TAKE A CYCLING BREAK SOMEWHERE SPECIAL

Why not use our vast database of cycling routes and our informative blogs to plan your own cycling holiday. We’re more than happy to help you too, and we welcome emails for advice on where to go. For instance, why not take a trip to transfixing Transylvania, with some of the best natural trails and the best road cycling climbs in Europe, plus so much history to explore. It’s the home to our editor, Larisa Chinces and so we love it as much as we know that you will once you visit 😉

You can click the button here or the Booking.com link at the foot of this page and find your own special cycling holiday accommodation with Booking.com and help to support us in being the best truly independent cycling information website for real cyclists. And, if you’re looking for a great way to transport your bike safely to all those amazing places, then simply visit the Bike Box Alan website and choose from their amazing bike boxes, regarded by many as the best in the world. Now take that holiday you know that you deserve and enjoy your own bikecation vacation with Pedalnorth.com.

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CHECK OUT OUR MTB & ROAD ROUTES

We’ve got the best selection of high quality road and mtb routes in the U.K. and elsewhere, with new routes being added for Italy, France and Romania all the time. Best of all, our maps and gpx files are all free and don’t require subscription.

Our mountain bike coast to coast route is regarded as one of the very best, and our new gravel bike coast to coast route went live in summer 2022, taking you from Ravenglass and the Lake District, through the Yorkshire Dales and on towards Ravenscar and the North Yorks Moors coast. All of our U.K. based road cycling and mountain bike routes have detailed Ordnance Survey maps for you to follow too, keeping you on track wherever you’re riding.

We’re adding new routes all the time, especially in Transylvania, an amazingly beautiful and undiscovered landscape. Click below to explore our routes database.

TIME FOR A BIKECATION VACATION

Check out our recommendations – with Bike Box Alan

Italian Mountains

Take an Italian cycling holiday. Amazing mountain roads… great food and coffee 😉

Transfixing Transylvania

Explore Europe’s last great wilderness, by road and trail. Take on the new ‘Trilogy of the Trails’

Scintillating Spain

Lose yourself in Spain, with the amazing places to ride and relax amidst the coast and mountains

Features

Latest articles, reviews & classic routes to ride

ALE Cycling Clothing

Get ready for spring, with stylish ladies cycling kit from ALE

Elite Indoor Cycling

It’s time to start thinking about spring cycling, so get ready, with Elite trainers from Italy

Montserrat Ride

A sensational ride from Barcelona to the spectacular mountain monastery

Trilogy of the Trails

This off-road adventure event in Transylvania could become a classic. Find our more here