Find a ride / Peak District

The Monsal Trail

The Peak has more than its share of lovely cycle trails, but when it comes to action-packed excitement, the Monsal Trail comes up trumps. Running from Chee Dale, east of Buxton, to Bakewell, its nine mile length packs in scary tunnels, viaducts, abseiling bridges, bat-infested lime kilns, limestone-dale nature reserves teeming with wildflowers and butterflies, … Continue reading »
Elan valley
Find a ride / Wales

Elan valley

We stumbled on this 17-mile loop near Rhayader, in mid Wales, by chance, having aborted a three-day bike tour. Forget being just one of the best family-friendly routes – it’s one of the best days out cycling I’ve ever had. The scenery is spectacular, with the water cascading over the early-20th century dams (the railway … Continue reading »