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Rides, rides and more rides... Never enough time!

To give you an idea of whats of offer, please feel free to check out some of our favorite routes

1 - Hayfield mini loop

 

Difficulty, Ebike = Medium, Std Bike = Medium

Time: 1.5 -> 2 Hours

Start at the Sportsman inn (SK22 2LE)

I love this route despite needing a small push up past kinder reservoir (but so what, you get plenty of photo op's!) After the push shoot by the shooting cabin and enjoy a moon like descent down to Little Hayfield. Follow the road back to Hayfield and climb up highgate road towards the bridleway giving you a fantastic descent back down to the Sportsman inn

2 - Kinder Circuit

 

Difficulty, EBike = Hard, Std Bike = Hard

Time: 3 -> 6 Hrs

Start at Edale (S33 7ZL)

Edale has to be one of my favourite spots in the Peaks. Completely surrounded by natural beauty, this route takes you up both Mam Tor and across Kinder Scout giving you some of the best views that the Peaks have to offer. As a reward for the tough climbing you are gifted some amazing descents. Some on fast flowing single track, bridalways and some super technical challenges (Jacobs ladder!) 

3 - Ladybower Lite

Difficulty, EBike = Easy/Medium, Std Bike = Medium

Time: 2 -> 3 Hours

Start at the Ladybower Inn (S33 0AX)

This ride throws in 2 steep climbs and 2 fantastic downhills. Starting at the pub you ride clockwise around Ladybower climbing steeply to the west and dropping fast down Gores towards the Derwent. The finale is another tricky climb on the east side of Ladybower and the fantastic Cut-Throat decent back to the pub! A fantastic blast. 

4 - Stanage Circuit

Difficulty, EBike = Medium/Hard, Std Bike = Medium/Hard

Time: 2.5 -> 4 Hours

Start at Plantation car park (S32 1BR)

Road, trail, road, trail... Yet a great circuit circling around the up and coming MTB trails of Lady Cannings right down to Blacka Hill for some super technical downhill action. After all this you loop around the back of Redmires reservoir and climb up to Stanage pole where the views to the west are simply breathtaking. As a grand finale you can choose either a swooping simple track descent back to the car park or for the more technical riders wanting a challenge, drop down  the ancient Stanage flagstones for the best finale in Peak riding (in my opion!)

5 - Goyt Valley

 

Difficulty, Ebike = Easy, Std Bike = Medium

Time: 2 -> 4 Hours

Start at Swan Inn Kettleshulme (SK23 7QU)

One of the best cross country rides in the White Peak and my local shredding ground. Start off at the pub then get straight into it with a gravel road climb up to Taxal moor, Swooping around Taxal, you then climb up and around Ladder Hill - A great technical climb and fantastic downhill. Follow the old road and it soon becomes more rocky mayhem until you pop out by Cold Spings shooting range. Climb back around to the top of the Goyt Valley and descend the road to the dam. Rumor has it the the weight of the E-Bikes has seen over 50mph topped on this section!! Finishing off, follow the fire road through the Fernilee forest, then Midshires way back to the swan for some well deserved garlic prawns!

6 - Cheedale and the Wye Valley

Difficulty, EBike = Easy, Std Bike = Medium

Time: 2.5 -> 4 Hours

Start at the Anglers Rest, Millers Dale (SK17 8SN)

Some of the best scenery in the Peak District is to be discovered along this route. Packing in some quality single track and great ups and downs, Follow the river Wye east until you reach the Monsal trail. From here take a technical climb up to Monsal Dale, connecting to the Pennine Bridalway with an awesome drop down to Cheedale, finishing with a single track loop back to the pub (there is a theme developing here!)

7 - Bakewell Slice

Difficulty, EBike = Easy/Medium, Std Bike = Medium

Time: 2.5 -> 4 Hours

Start near Bakewell Station car park (DE45 1GE)

My Dad refers to Bakewell as 'the green area of the Peak' with lush country side and rolling hills as opposed to the high lying monsters of the Dark Peak. Despite that claim, there is still some excellent climbing to be done and some exciting downhill action around Chatsworth House and towards Bakewell golf course. This ride is a good test of stamina but is not overly technical, taking in the Monsal trail for a couple of miles before deviating around Great Longstone and across to the Chatsworth Estate. A steady climb around manners wood is rewarded with some woodland descents back to the car park.

7 - Rowsely Medium Circuit

Difficulty, EBike = Easy, Std Bike = Medium

Time: 2 -> 3 Hours

Start @ Peak Shopping Village (DE4 2JE)

It doesn't get much more 'idyllic English countryside' than this ride. Starting off with a testing climb through Rowsley Wood followed by the long and fast Beeley bridleway down, it quickly sets the theme - Forest trails, stunning views, stately homes, roaming deer and lambs. Green lane after green lane and plenty of bridleway, packed with the right mix of remoteness to make this a real mountain biking adventure. This route also takes in the Bakewell downhill course. But don't be put off as you can easily roll it all, just make sure you take your time if you are not 100% comfortable!

8 - Gradbach

Difficulty, EBike = Medium, Std Bike = Medium/Hard

Time: 3 -> 5 Hours

Start at Clough House car park (SK11 0BD)  

Another White Peak beauty! Starting at Wildboarclough, named so because of the tiny little stream that has the potential to wreak havoc given the right circumstance. From here you climb on the road over to Forest Wood and then swing around to the Roaches for some narrow single track downhill action. After this you travel towards the highest town in the Peaks, Flash and down to the Three Shires bridge over some seriously rocky Bridalway. The final decent down Cumberland Brook is fast and great fun. I think you should always look to end a ride on such a note!

9 - Macc Forest Classic

Difficulty, EBike = Medium/Hard, Std Bike = Hard

Time: 2.5 -> 5 Hours

Start at the Leathers Smithy (SK11 0NE)  or the Cat & Fiddle (SK11 0AR)

The White Peak equivalent of the Kinder Circuit. A classic cross country ride, Rocks flying everywhere and some very technical descents.

There are some tough climbs of all varieties involved, making you earn your downhill action!

This loop takes in 2 of the best downhills in the Peak District - Cumberland Clough and Charity Lane.

The Views over Manchester from Nessit Hill are unbelievable, as are the upper moorlands around the Cat & Fiddle and 3 Shires Head.

This loop really is worth a go! You won't be disappointed.