Pennine Bridleway End to End



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.



  1. Complete the entire route, under your own power  - no drafting
  2. Be completely self-supported throughout the ride - absolutely no support crews, absolutely no gear sharing
  3. Only use commercial services that are available to all challengers - no private resupply, no private lodging
  4. If you have to leave the route, you must rejoin it at the exactly same spot
  5. No caches of any kind
  6. No third-party sag-wagon offering an easy bail-out option
  7. No pre-arranged support, which means before you begin your ride - e.g. booking a B&B
  8. 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
  9. Gear - nothing required, nothing prohibited



South to North


David Sidley 32 Hours 16 minutes 08-06-2018
Phil Simcock 20 hours 06 minutes 07-08-2015
Steve Large 26 hours 00 minutes 27-07-2013
Mark Goldie 26 hours 32 minutes 05-05-2013
Steve Heading 35 hours 11 minutes 11-04-2012


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.