The Peaks Weekender

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – May 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
The Peak District
Hope Valley S33
The Peaks Weekender @ The Peak District | England | United Kingdom

The Peak District is simple awesome for mountain biking – stunning scenery and brilliant riding.
I’ve done lots of riding up there and am putting together some of the best in one long weekend.

We will be based in the Hope Valley, which has a great selection of campsites, B&B accommodation, cafes and bike shops. Personally I’ll be camping and will make a recommendation for a campsite after sampling a few, but there are plenty of great B&Bs for anyone that doesn’t like camping.

For the riding, we have 3 days:
An epic XC ride starting in Hope and heading over Mam Tor out towards Derwent Water and back. This will be 25-30km with 1200-1500ft of climbing (depending on the weather).
A day at Warncliffe. This is DH mecca in the UK, with hundreds of trails, natural and hand crafted, littering the woods that are themselves a great XC route. This will be less than 20km in total, but lots of opportunity to explore the many downhill runs, which are everywhere you look.
The final day will be a trip to the Lady Cannings trails, which we will use to end a 10km loop of the local Blacca Moor, which is another Peaks “must do”. That should see us finish at lunchtime, on the Bank Holiday Monday.

I will keep posting updates and adjusting this post as we get nearer and firm things up, but definitely one for your diary 🙂