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.
Want to know more about cycling in the Peak District National Park? This latest post includes a few places on the web, and in the Peak District where you can find out more about where to go, and events that are on. […]
It is only a few years since I got back into cycling after a ten year absence from the bike. But even in this short time the explosion in popularity and participation of cycling has been huge. In the space of just a few years, cycling has gone from relative obscurity, to a mainstream, fashionable, high participation, big budget industry. […]
Grade: Moderate. 27.7 miles with 2800ft of ascent. I’ve described this route as moderate, but it does have a couple of steep climbs in it, notably up to Calton Village from Waterhouses, and Thorpe near Dovedale. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]