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.
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
Stage 6 of the 2015 Tour of Britain was a 192.7km route, starting in Stoke and finishing in Nottingham. The route took in a lot of the Peak District, from the Roaches, to Buxton, Castleton and Bakewell. […]
Grade: Challenging. Starting from Macclesfield, postcode: SK11 6QG, this 24 mile challenging route includes classic Peak District climbs, the Brickworks from Bollington, and the climb through the Goyt Valley towards the Cat and Fiddle Pub. […]
Not content with just riding bikes, I’ve always been keen to learn more about how they work, how to fix those annoying rattles and creaks, or how to upgrade and change them to suit me. […]
2015 looks set to be another festival of cycling in the Peak District, with events being held throughout the summer. From the vintage magic of L’Eroica Britannia, to the cutting edge technology used in the Tour of Britain, the Peak District has something to offer for all cycling fans in 2015. […]