The Peak District is famous for cycling, with a huge variety of both leisurely rides and punishing routes with famous climbs, such as Winnats Pass, Cat & Fiddle and Gunn Hill. Follow the Tour of Britain route, or explore idyllic lanes or off-road trails on a peaceful Sunday morning, stopping off for coffee and enjoying all that the countryside has to offer.
For a great introduction to Cycling and Mountain Biking in the Peak District please click here.
There are sportives throughout the year, sometimes even passing the end of our lane. More info about what is coming up in 2019 at the following links:
- No Excuses Midlands (Utoxeter) – Mar 2nd
- Cycle Derby Spring Classic – Apr 28th
- Bostin Diablo Sportive (Stoke on Trent) – May 5th
- Midland Monster (Derbyshire) – May 19th
- Evans Cycles Peak District MTB – Aug 17th
- Evans Cycles Peak District Road Sportive – Aug 18th
- Ride the Roaches (Stafford) – Sep 8th
- Seashell Sportive (Cheadle Hulme) – Sep 15th
This article provides a good list of climbs with some of the best (hardest?) just minutes away from the barns:
We have a wide range of routes to suite all abilities, so please get in contact and we can send you the .gpx files.
We also have secure bike storage, a bike wash and a drying room.
If you have not brought bikes with you and would like to hire them, head along to one of the bike hire centres near to the trails that run along former railway lines.
The nearest is 6 miles away at Waterhouses and details of this and others, including the High Peak and Tissington Trails, can be found here.
The Monsal Trail, based at Hassop Station (19 miles away), has a wide range of adult and kids cycles, along with eBikes, tandems and trailers. Hassop Station Cafe serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and is very child-friendly and has disabled access.