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.
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. […]
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. […]