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.
Short winter days, with snow and ice on the ground can be the best time to explore the trails and quiet roads of the Peak District National Park on your bike. This latest video is a collection of footage from cycling through a Peak District winter. […]
It was bright, a low sun in the sky lighting up the remaining golden autumn leaves on the trees. With hardly a breath of wind, no frost, and not a chance of rain, it was the perfect day for a bike ride in the Peak District. There was just one thing missing – people! […]
It was raining the day before, it was stormy the day after, but the 84th Monsal Hill Climb, held on Sunday 5th October was a gloriously sunny, calm, Autumn day, attracting a top quality field, and enthusiastic crowds to cheer the riders up the 1 in 6 gradient. […]
Grade: Easy. Located on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Carsington Water is a popular centre for outdoor activities including cycling, walking, sailing and fishing. The cycle route featured here is a loop of the reservoir, at approximately 8 miles long. […]
Knowsley to Llandudno – 08/09/2014 Photo gallery from Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain. Three locations are featured, Ashton Hayes, then on to the first King of the Mountain climb at Glascoed, before a quick dash to Llandudno to catch the finish. […]
It was supposed to be a ‘Pub Bike’… Back in December 2013 I decided that I wanted a bike that I could leave locked up outside a pub, work, shop, or at a friends home without worrying too much about it getting stolen. I wanted something second hand and had a idea for something vintage or retro. […]
A Tissington Trail and Tissington Village photo gallery. Photographs were taken whilst cycling the route from Parsley Hay Visitors Centre to Tissington, with a short loop of Tissington Village added, including Tissington Hall. […]
Grade: Easy. The High Peak Trail is one of the quieter former railway trails to cycle in the Peak District National Park. The trail is a traffic free 17.5 miles in length, and runs from the High Peak Junction, near Cromford to Dowlow just south of Buxton. […]
The Tour de France Grand Départ in Yorkshire was a wonderful success, where an estimated 3 million people lined the route. With the sun shining, and a party atmosphere as visitors and locals watched the world’s best cyclists start their three week tour, it was two days in Yorkshire to remember. […]
Photos from L’Eroica Britannia held in Bakewell from Friday 20th June to Sunday 22nd June 2014. A 3 day free festival dedicated to family fun, glorious vintage, food, drink and cycling. Riders taking part, dressed in vintage clothes and riding vintage bikes, could choose from three routes, 30miles, 55 miles and 100miles taking them through the Peak District National Park. […]
“Cycling isn’t about the destination…it’s about the journey.” So which bike is best? The answer is a bike which enhances your bike ride, not one that has to be worked around, or overcome, to enjoy your journey. There isn’t a one size fits all option, and this isn’t just down to the bike, but your fitness, lifestyle, location, and let’s be honest – disposable income, make a huge difference. […]