Route1 Bakewell Eyam Bakewell

Great News! The first self-guided route, Bakewell-Eyam-Bakewell, is live and can be downloaded from the shop.This is a circular route, as they all will be, taking in Chatsworth Park and a number of climbs, descents and villages in the Peak District.The format of the name for each route will start with the route number, then […]

Peak Rides Cycling Kit

New Peak Rides Cycling Kit Design

I’ve been pretty busy lately getting prepared for the launch of Peak Rides in the New Year, and sorting out the design and purchase of our new cycling kit has been vying for the top priority slot lately.And let me tell you, choosing a supplier is a potential nightmare, from getting samples, choosing quantites, considering […]

Welcome to Cyclists

Welcoming Cyclists to the Peak District

Yesterday, I attended a certificate presentation at The Anglers Rest in Bamford given by Pedal Peak for those, including myself as Peak Rides, who had completed their “Welcome to Cyclists” training programme in October. The training itself was excellent and taught me a lot about understanding the opportunities and growth in the cycle tourism market […]

Why I Cycle

Why I Cycle

 1. It’s in my genesI’ve always been sporty – period. OK, there’s a bit more to it than that, but ever since I was 7 I’ve been competing in sport. It started with swimming. At age 6 I learnt to swim, at age 7 I was competing and did so for another 6 years.Come secondary […]