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.
Summer of Cycling: Alongside the headline acts of The Tour de France and L’Eroica Britannia there are many other events taking place for the Peak District’s Summer of Cycling 2014.
The Visit Peak District website is a good place to start to keep up to date with events, and there is an excellent Summer of Cycling brochure which can be downloaded from here: Download Summer of Cycling Brochure which includes offers such as half price bike hire, ideal if you are new to cycling, or visiting from afar and want to try out the Peak District Trials.
Peak District Cycleways is another great resource on the web for route planning and events.
If you are out and about the Peak District Visitor Centres at Bakewell, Castleton, The Moorland Centre, Edale and Upper Derwent are great resources, find out more about them here: Peak District Visitor Centres
There are quite a lot of Cycle Hire places throughout the Peak District. As well as hiring bikes, they are a great resource for the best routes, and some offer mechanical assistance as well, so it is worth bearing in mind where these are located, see: Cycle Hire Centres.
If you are looking for routes, visit our growing directory by clicking here, you can find out difficultly levels, descriptions and even route videos of some trails. Additionally there are few more Traffic Free route ideas to be found on the Peak District website.
Sportive events are increasingly popular and a great way to explore the Peak District in an organised, planned environment. A highlighted few are:
Peak District 100: http://www.action.org.uk/peak_district_100
Buxton Spa Sportive: http://darkwhitecycling.co.uk/buxton-spa/
Evans RideIt Peaks Sportive: http://www.evanscycles.com/pages/rideit-peaks-sportive-ride-3rd-august-2014
British Heart Foundation Mountain Bike Challenge: http://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/events/bike-rides/off-road-cycling-challenges/peak-district-off-road.aspx
Peak District Punisher: http://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-peak-district-punisher-sportive/