Information for cyclists

The Peak District has long been a haven for cyclists, and the owner has cycled in the area for the last 25 years. Both on and off road offers some of the most challenging cycling in the country but thankfully if less strenuous cycling is your thing, then there are also flat(ish) routes a plenty.

Road cycling

From the door step you can cycle on quiet country lanes, and take in the villages and views of both dark and white peak. Within easy reach are classic cycle sportive climbs such as Winnatts Pass, Mam Nick, Rowsley Bar and Sir William Hill. Cycle friendly cafes abound. There are regular sportive challenges such as the Peak Epic, Tour of the Peak and the wonderfully evocative Eroica challenge (vintage bikes only) which take place throughout the year. Also within an hour’s ride is the final 20 km of the 2014 Tour de France into Sheffield including the climbs of Cote de Bradfield, Cote de Oughtibridge and the infamous  (30% max) Cote de Jenkin Rd. Guided routes are available from the owner.  

MTB

The village of Hope (1 mile) is rightly regarded as the epicentre of Peak District mtb riding. From Spring View you are on some of the classic routes such as circuit of Stanage, Ladybower loop and Mam Tor Classic with lung busting climbs that reward you with some of the best views and fun filled downhills in the country. The Bradwell Edge descent into the village is rightly regarded as one of the best technical descents in the area . For more gentle off road cycling, within a short ride on road you can access former railway line bridleways and the relatively level circuit of Ladybower and Derwent Dams. Alternatively the Monsal Trail is some 15 minutes drive, where cycle hire is available, and is a pleasant flat route through the beautiful limestone dales and recently reopened railway tunnels. Slightly further afield approximately 30 minutes drive are the High Peak and Tissington trails offering miles of former railway lines and forming part of the Pennine Bridleway which uses off road and quiet lanes to navigate the length of the Pennines. Cycle Hire Cycle hire can be arranged subject to availability. Currently limited to mtb's which are suitable for the surrounding terrain - please contact us for details. Cycle storage We have a secure metal store for cycles an other outdoor equipment. You are welcome to use this. Whilst we will endeavour to ensure your property is looked after securely, all items are left at the owners risk and we would encourage guests to have adequate insurance provision.