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The Broken Road

The Broken Road

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Recommended by 74 out of 77 mountain bikers


  • Kell

    Equally fun road to climb or descend. Spectacular views up to Mam Tor and across over Castleton. If climbing up, there are a few challenging sections to work your way up in the broken sections of the road. If you are descending on the broken road there is plenty of line choice to make it a smooth descent or alternatively a relatively challenging one.

    • January 9, 2019

  • Jonny H

    I rode this up from Castleton, for a while its just like riding any other road section, then suddenly you come to the damaged section and its like riding trough a post apocalyptic landscape. Mountain bikes are fine (full suss or hardtail) gravel bikes maybe but road bikes would need carrying over certain parts I think

    • February 22, 2019

  • Jon Matthews

    No good for my tracking bike coming down Cavedale

    • June 1, 2019

  • Joseph Morris

    Steep road section however the views of the valley are incredible. The road itself is interesting as well with parts collapsed. It is also a fun descent as well as a good climb on a road without traffic. However at the top there is a muddy stream that is muddy and seems deceivingly shallow but you tyres can sink deep into the mud which could end in you falling into the mud.

    • June 12, 2019

  • Scott

    Challenging flat climb if heading towards Blue John, you can still see the road lines and even some cats eyes!

    • May 31, 2020

  • Jack Mason

    As others have said, this section of road is great both up and down so worth including in your planned tour. The views are amazing and you can use the cracks in the road to hold your bike for a photo op

    • September 4, 2020

  • All Mountain Guided Rides

    Awesome either direction your ride it. Some great views and interesting terrain the literally see a broken road.
    Can get quite boggy at the top gate.

    • November 25, 2020

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  • Easy
    6.38 mi
    6.7 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
  • Intermediate
    6.81 mi
    6.9 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
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Location: Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom


  • Distance0.35 mi
  • Uphill0 ft
  • Downhill150 ft

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