Peak District – Britain’s favourite National Park
It was the Peak District that first opened up access rights in our National Parks, and being on the edge of the cities of Sheffield, Derby and Manchester, this amazing area has led the the way in all outdoor activities, including cycling. Winnats Pass is a legendary climb, and the roads of the Dark Peak bring on the pain for all riders, while providing epic views.
Our map below shows you exactly where the routes are. Simply pan in and click on a bike and a link will take you to the web page, or click the panels as you read through our great selection of rides.
WINDGATHER – MEDIUM 20.6 MILES
When you set off from this corner of Cheshire, you might question just how northern this ride is, depending on your geographical definition. Any doubts will soon evaporate as you hoist yourself up onto the Bakestonedale Road to a world of wild moorland.
MAM NICK & HOPE VALLEY – MEDIUM 32 MILES
This is a climbers route, so don’t attempt it unless you like steep passes or you’re fond of a walk uphill! The route rolls along the Hope Valley before turning towards Edale, where a gradual climb begins.
TOUR OF BRADFIELD – MEDIUM 26 MILES
Only a fairly short ride, but a tough one at that. You will need to pack your climbing legs for this one and the smallest chain ring may get some additional wear!
FROGGATT CIRCUIT – HARD 46 MILES
The loop takes the rider up the beautiful Loxley Valley and out towards the wonderful landscape of the Strines moor. Numerous villages, including the historic plague village of Edale are passed through before the long final climb of Froggatt.
SNAKE PASS & HOLME MOSS – HARD 62 MILES
Classic ride along one of the toughest routes in the Peaks. Take care on the main highway though.
SPARROWPIT & WOODHEAD – HARD 71 MILES
A fine loop around the Peak featuring two crossings of the main watershed and several bonus climbs. This is the route to do if the Snake and Holme Moss roads are snowbound.