The Pennine Bridleway End to End is a 184 mile self-supported mountain bike time-trail route through the Peak District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales. The route runs from Middleton Top in Derbyshire up to Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. It is possbile to ride the route in both south to north, and north to south directions. The south to north route from Middleton Top to Kirkby Stephen takes the west side of the Mary Townley Loop. The north to south route takes the east side of the Mary Townley Loop. The route offers approximately 6,700 m of ascent along with some superb trails through some wonderful British countryside.
There is no entry fee, no support, and no prizes. It is a self-timed Individual Time Trial (ITT) that can be challenged at any time. All that is provided is the inspiration, the official National Trail Pennine Bridleway webiste and a list of completion times. The route is established, mapped and well marked.
Complete the entire route, under your own power - no drafting
Be completely self-supported throughout the ride - absolutely no support crews, absolutely no gear sharing
Only use commercial services that are available to all challengers - no private resupply, no private lodging
If you have to leave the route, you must rejoin it at the exactly same spot
No caches of any kind
No third-party sag-wagon offering an easy bail-out option
No pre-arranged support, which means before you begin your ride - e.g. booking a B&B
No travel by any motorized means during your ride - by all means do so if necessary, but understand if you do your attempt is over
Gear - nothing required, nothing prohibited
South to North
32 Hours 16 minutes
20 hours 06 minutes
26 hours 00 minutes
26 hours 32 minutes
35 hours 11 minutes
If you have completed a sub-56 hour self-supported ride of the Pennine Bridelway End to End, and wish to have your name added to the ride completions register, please send GPS track logged data to this email.