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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.

Looking towards 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.

There’s also lots of great travel ideas coming too, as we develop our Bikecation section, with ideas for short cycling breaks all over Europe, on tarmac and trail, including lots about mountain biking in Translyvania with the team at Triada mtb series close to the World Heritage city of Sibiu, nestled in the Carpathian mountains. Join us as we head towards 2024 – for some superb 2-wheeled adventures!

Test Yourself at the ‘Trilogy of the Trails’

Transylvania Adventures: TRIADA MTB 2024

As we plan for 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!


We’re really excited at our new Pedalnorth editorial team kit this year! Designed by Nadezhda and the team at DS Pro, in their custom team kits dept.; it’s a high performance cycling kit, made for long days on the bike, when style is also important 😉

We wore the kit on our recent trip to Transyvania, where Nadezhda won 2 races. We also did a photoshoot with Larisa and Nadezhda in the world heritage city of Sibiu – a magical place that you all should visit. And, Robert has been out and about in the North Yorkshire hills in his Pedalnorth kit, testing it in the Dales National Park.

Why don’t you take a look at the DS Pro website today yourself, and, if you’re looking for a unique design for your own team, get in touch with them!



We’ve got some great triathlon training programmes for you, from Nadezhda, an international triathlon coach and world class age group athlete. Nadezhda’s award winning blogs will guide you on your own triathlon journey.

And, we know how important leading a sporting lifestyle is for many ladies, and how difficult it can be to find the right advice, written specifically for the female athlete. Our multi-talented cyclist and writer will be bringing you even more lifestyle articles and cycling kit reviews, specifically for women in sport. Click the links in our menu and become part of the best website for ladies cycling online.


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 link at the foot of this page and find your own special cycling holiday accommodation with 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

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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.


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


Latest articles, reviews and some classic routes to ride

ALE Cycling Clothing

It may be cold outside, but you can still be stylish with this  winter kit from ALE

Elite Indoor Cycling

It’s getting cold outside and we want to tell you about indoor cycling, with Elite from Italy

Barcelona to Montserrat

A sensational ride from Barcelona into the mountains, with Nadezhda Pavlova

One Last Ride

Ben Ralston writes about ‘one last ride’, before he passed away from cancer earlier this year.