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Peak District Cycling

Discover cycling in the Peak District National Park. From family trails to a challenging climb, beautiful summer scenery, to winter mud and grime. From road warrior or mountain bike, to seasoned pro or a child on a trike. Learn what to take and where to go, whether clocking up the miles, or going slow.

Discover route ideas for Peak District cycling, such as the railway trails, including the Monsal, Manifold, High Peak and Tissington Trails, and challenging hill climbs such as the Cat & Fiddle and the Brickworks. Read detailed Peak District cycling route descriptions, maps, photographs and action videos of rides and events that have taken place.

Many of the rides featured are circular loops, giving you an opportunity to view the best scenery the Peak District has to offer, such as the Edale Valley and Winnats Pass, the Brickworks, (as recently included in the Tour of Britain) and the Goyt Valley, and one of my favourite loops, taking in the remains of Throwley Old Hall.

Visit the blog for information about cycling events, including the Tour of Britain, the Monsal Hill Climb, L’Eroica Britannia and the Buxton Mountain Time Trial, including all the latest news about Peak District Cycling. View photographs in our event coverage featuring some of the biggest names in cycling, including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Dame Sarah Storey.

The blog includes tips and advice, especially suited to beginners trying Peak District cycling for the first time. There is information about what sort of bike is suitable, as well as what you should consider taking with you when you venture on to the trails and roads.

Latest updates:

National Hill Climb Championships 2016 – Preview

By |15th October, 2016|Blog, Climbs, Routes|

The 2016 hill climb takes place on Bank Road, Matlock on the 30th October. Some of the competitors who took part in the Monsal Hill Climb this year such as Joe Clarke, Adam Kenway and Lou Bates are joined by many big names in the hill climbing scene. […]

The Goyt Valley

By |13th October, 2016|Blog, Climbs, Routes|

I’ve spent a lot of time in the Goyt Valley, it is a great place for cycling if you are looking for a challenge. It offers some of the best scenery in the Peak District, and is easily linked up with a lot of other routes in the local area to extend your adventures. […]

Q&A with Velotastic

By |6th October, 2016|Blog|

The Peak District is an inspiring place for many cyclists, and is also home to some unique businesses that cater for you when you are out on the bike. One of these, based on the edge of the Peak District is Velotastic, […]

Monsal Hill Climb 2016

By |3rd October, 2016|Blog|

Just like last year, you could be forgiven for thinking we were in the middle of summer for the 2016 Monsal Hill Climb. Conditions were excellent for some fast times and we were not disappointed. […]

Peak District Cycling Events

By |16th September, 2016|Blog|

Just because we are heading towards Autumn, doesn’t mean that the events and competitions in the Peak District come to an end. Below you can discover some of the highlights of what is going on around the Peak District over the next few weeks. […]

Castleton, Mam Tor and Edale

By |12th September, 2016|Routes|

Cycling around the Hope Valley and Edale brings some of the hardest challenges to be encountered on a bike in the Peak District. […]

Tour Of Britain 2016 Stage 3

By |8th September, 2016|Blog|

Stage 3 of the 2016 edition of the Tour of Britain was based in Cheshire East. The stage started in Congleton, before looping around to Tatton Park, where the race was due to to finish later in the day, on a second visit. […]

Fixed Gear in the Peak District

By |31st August, 2016|Blog|

Some time ago I wrote about a bike that I had built up with the intention of having a go at riding fixed gear, […]

Eroica Britannia 2016

By |1st July, 2016|Blog|

Despite torrential rain in the week before the festival, Bakewell was once again the perfect host of the third running of Eroica Britannia from the 17th – 19th June 2016. […]

Buxton Mountain Time Trial

By |27th March, 2016|Blog|

The Buxton Cycling Club Mountain Time Trial is held on Good Friday every year. This year it took place on the 25th March with 181 riders entering, a record number for the event. […]

Zwift – First Look

By |24th October, 2015|Blog|

It’s pouring down outside. Not a little bit of drizzle, but one of those mornings where a visit to the outside bin seems an adventure too far. So what are your options? Catch up on jobs, join the hoards at your local crowded shopping centre, or settle on the sofa for Saturday morning TV. […]

Monsal Hill Climb 2015

By |6th October, 2015|Blog, Climbs|

From ages 8 to 78, from lightweight 5.5KG speed machine, to Penny Farthing, the 85th Monsal Climb was made up of a eclectic mixture of cyclists tacking the 675 yard hill climb in the heart of the Peak District. […]