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Cat and Fiddle, Wildboarclough and Macclesfield Forest

Grade: Challenging. 18.5 miles with 1850ft of ascent. This is a short, but hilly route that starts from the Railway Station in Macclesfield Town Centre. […]

By |2nd March, 2014|Categories: Climbs, Routes|Tags: , |

Chatsworth Loop

Grade: Challenging. 27.5 miles with 3000ft of ascent. Starting at Parsley Hay Visitor Centre, this hilly route offers a mixture of challenging climbs, with rewarding views, and visits some of the most iconic Peak District locations, mostly along quiet lanes. This route is suitable for road bikes, but not in icy conditions. […]

By |19th January, 2014|Categories: Climbs, Routes|Tags: , |

Le Tour Yorkshire

The opening 3 stages of the 2014 Tour de France are to be held in England. The second stage, on the 6th July 2014, a 124 mile (200km) route from York to Sheffield pays a short visit to the Peak District National Park. […]

By |30th December, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Winter Cycling Clothing

What you wear when you are out and about on the bike can make the difference between an enjoyable ride, or feeling that you have spent the last two hours in a torture chamber. This article gives you a few tips, (learnt the hard way) on what to wear when the days get colder. […]

By |29th December, 2013|Categories: Blog, Clothing|Tags: , |

Monsal Trail

Grade: Easy. Now that the old Railway tunnels are fully open along this route, it is surely one of the most scenic cycle tracks in England, with some of the best views the Peak District has to offer. […]

By |22nd December, 2013|Categories: Routes|Tags: , |

Cat and Fiddle – Hill Climb

Grade: Challenging. Starting in Macclesfield, Cheshire, at the traffic lights where the famous Arighi Bianchi department store is located, this is one of the Peak District’s most famous hill climbs. […]

By |14th December, 2013|Categories: Climbs, Routes|Tags: , |

Manifold Trail

Grade: Easy. Quieter than the Monsal Trail, the Manifold Trail rivals the Monsal Trail for scenery, and interesting features to see. […]

By |8th December, 2013|Categories: Routes|Tags: , |

Tissington Trail

Grade: Easy. The Tissington Trail splits from the High Peak Trail just to the south of the Parsley Hay Visitor Centre, where there are refreshments, cycle hire, and car parking. […]

By |8th December, 2013|Categories: Routes|Tags: , |

What to Take With You

A list of essentials to take with you when you are cycling in the Peak District. Food – even if you do not think you will need any, it is always useful to have some with you for emergencies. It doesn’t have to be expensive sports gels, foods like flapjacks or jelly babies are great. […]

By |7th December, 2013|Categories: Blog, Clothing|Tags: , |

Getting Back on the Bike

I can’t help those of you who have never ridden a bike, but I can tell you that about 5 years ago, after a break of 10 years off the bike, I discovered that for me, the saying was true – you never forget how to ride a bike. Here are a few memories, and tips from what I remember of that time. […]

By |7th December, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: |