Ride Kirklees is committed to getting involved in mountain bike projects, from developing new trails to maintaining existing public rights of ways. As projects get started or suggested, information will be posted below.
Kirklees off road route.
An idea for developing a route around Kirklees has been suggested. The idea is to create an off road, waymarked trail that takes in the best climbs and descents in the area. Similar to the Kirklees way (75 miles all the way round Kirklees) this trail would cover North and South Kirklees and use as many bridleways and quite roads as possible. The route could be done as a bike packing adventure or be made up of a number of epic day rides.
It’s just an idea at the moment, but that’s how all great things start!!!
Ride Kirklees is currently working with the ranger team at Oakwell to develop a blue graded trail through some of the lesser used woods on site
Bluebell Wood in Mirfield
Bluebell wood has a series of DH trails running through a beautiful section of ancient woodland. We would like to get involved to help maintain and develop these trails to ensure that they are not detrimental to the ancient woodland habitat.
Easter Gate packhorse trail
Emails have been sent to the Rangers at the National Trust in Marsden to offer our help in carrying out work on this classic route. We are hoping that by engaging with the trust and offering our opinions, this trail can remain fun and challenging instead of becoming a Yorkshire flag pavement across the moor.
Working with the Kirklees Bridleways Group, we are aiming to highlight historic routes that are at present unrecorded on the definitive map and get them changed before the cut off date in 2026.