One of the oldies but goodies in the Bradford area is the Bingley Bash. It’s quick, varied and gives you the chance to see some great Yorkshire countryside, taking in views of St Ives, Harden Moor, Cullingworth, and Wilsden. If you’ve got 2 – 3 hrs to spare you can bomb around here with a big smile on your face!
The route (which has lots of variations) uses some public bridleways which are also popular with horse riders and walkers so ride responsibly and legally. Remember that walkers have priority. Reduce your speed when passing other users and remember to warn them of your approach.
On the route you will encounter mud, boulders, quick descents, hard climbs, gravel, road and more mud. There are plenty of pubs on the route if you want to take it easy and a couple of cafes.
If you’re a Singletrack subscriber you can read about the route here: http://singletrackworld.com/magarchive/issue-95/
Here’s one version of the route to get you started.
Max elevation: 290 m
Min elevation: 76 m
Total climbing: 437 m
Total descent: -437 m
Here’s a video from the Bogtrotters to give you an idea of what it’s like: