Dark or White?

Peak District

Geologically split in two by the limestone outcrops of the White Peak and the gritstone edges of the Dark Peak, the UK’s first national park has plenty to offer all mountain bikers. The famous MTB meccas of Hope and Edale valleys offer the plentiful rocky classics such as Jacobs Ladder and the wild Cut Gate. Whereas the sublime rolling dales of the White Peak provide more mellow and scenic days out for all levels.

Dark Peak

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The ancient trail network of the Dark Peak that emminates out from the Hope and Edale Valleys are considered some of the best in the country. Rideable all year round thanks to the gritty terrain this part of the Peak District has long been a favourite of mountain bikers. The bucket-list of famous routes goes toe-to-toe with anywhere in the UK. Our team are on hand to guide you around all the classic passes and descents such as Roych Clough, Rushup Edge, Whinstone Lee Tor, Doctors Gate, Jacobs Ladder, Ladybower, Cut Gate amongst others. 

White Peak

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The riding around the White Peak is generally quite a bit different to the rugged and technical trails further north. However, the diversity of the the riding in the Peak District makes it so appealing. Revitalised disused railway lines, rolling downland and beutiful ash woodland intertwined with bridleways that offer big climbs and even bigger views give the White Peak a very distinctive mountain biking experience for all the family.

Perfect Peaks

Rattling down rocky descents that spit you out on the doorstep of quintessential coaching inns, sampling the delicious local food after a big day out and staying at the best accomodation for your budget. Are all the little details we can help you with whilst building your perfect Peak District biking trip. Speak to us today and lets discuss the options. 

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Our 2019 Weekenders

Along with our South Downs Way and Bikepacking trips and NEW for 2019 are the MTB weekends with Hannah from Beyond the Mud. These include the perfect combination of technical skills coaching and adventurous guided rides, top and tailed with superb Welsh hospitatlity and mountain biking specific pilates.

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South Downs Way

Sean’s passion for natural trails and big skies are only surpassed by his passion for making his guests happy. From great riding down to what you eat – a weekend with Marmalade is all about you. Highly recommended! 

Spencer / Watford

So it’s Wednesday and I’m still buzzing from our long weekend in the peaks with Sean. Seriously had the best MTB experience since I took it up in the 90s. Such good laughs. Amazing mountain biking. If anyone is thinking about booking with Marmalade MTB as Nike would say “Just Do It”

Gareth / Ricksmansworth

Absolutely EPIC 3 days in the Peaks with Sean and the gang. Did the most technical gnarly riding I’ve EVER done with Seans help and guidance, always giving us a little heads up to upcoming gnarly stuff and encouraging us all to excel in whatever we was doing.

Stuart / Ricksmansworth

I’m still buzzing from my trips to the Peaks with Marmalade. Sean was a fantastic guide, driver, mechanic, drinking buddy, organiser, motivator (and probably a lot more that I’m forgetting!) More than that, it was just like riding with another member of the mob!
3 truly awesome days in the Peaks that are up there with the best I’ve had, on and off the bike. Won’t hesitate to book with Sean again and already plotting the next adventure!

London / Mark

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