Philip Hindes and Elinor Barker share their Perfect Ride


Two riders from the Great Britain Cycling Team have swapped the track for the road to take us on a whistle-stop tour of one of their favourite rides, along with British Cycling’s official partner Fiat. 

Philip Hindes and Elinor Barker regularly drive out to the countryside to enjoy road rides in amazing landscapes. Philip’s perfect ride starts in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, and is a 65km loop. Elinor’s ride starts in Leek, Staffordshire and is a 60km loop.

Elinor said: “I live in quite central Manchester, so it’s nice to drive out and not feel like you’re in the city anymore, which is really nice and there’s some really scenic points along the route that I love. The route for my perfect ride is quite hilly, but I think it’s worth it when you get to the top.”

If you’d like to check out the routes yourself, click the following links to download the GPX files for the routes:

Philip Hindes’ Perfect Ride

Elinor Barker’s Perfect Ride

Share your perfect ride to be in with the chance of winning a Great Britain Cycling Team jersey signed by Phil and Elinor.

Simply tell us about your perfect ride or post a photo of you on the route on the British Cycling Facebook page, or on Twitter using the hashtag #PerfectRide to be in winning.

Elinor and Philip have recently become ambassadors of Fiat, as their motor vehicle of choice for driving out to the countryside for those perfect rides.

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British Cycling members can also benefit from Fiat’s support by registering to get access to the latest offers from across the FIAT Group range.