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Explore the Peak District on our new electric bikes
Explore the Peak District on our new electric bikes. Wheeldon Trees Cottages is set in one of the Peak District’s most beautiful valleys. You can now take the sweat out of exploring Derbyshire with our brand-new Raleigh electric bikes.
Whether it’s a speedy trip to the local or a leisurely ride across the valley, you get to choose how much effort you put in.
New electric bikes – free to use
In November 2022 we added two new Raleigh Electric bikes to our fleet. The bikes are free for guests to use and we also have extra helmets and hi-vis to borrow.
Cycling in the Peak District
The Peak District has it all for cyclists. You can pedal through peaceful dales, ride alongside dramatic reservoirs and climb switchbacks to fantastic viewpoints. Our national park is famous for its vast heathland plateaus but it offers a lot more.
There are around 580 square miles to explore on your bike. The majority of rides are undulating so going electric may be a good idea if you’re a fair-weather cyclist. For families and those that are after gentler adventures, there’s a lovely range of flatter routes along valleys and dales. From some of Britain’s most epic road climbs to traffic-free trails ideal for beginners, the Peak District is a picturesque playground for cyclists.
Most popular routes in the Peaks
So, what are the best routes? According to Kamoot, the mobile app for navigation and route planning here are the five most popular rides.
- Ladybower loop from Hope – 19.6 miles long with 1,650 feet of climbing. Kamoot suggests this one is suitable for all skill levels and is mostly paved surfaces.
- High Peak Trail loop to Chatsworth House – 35.6 miles long with 2,475 feet of climbing. Again, this one has a mostly paved surface.
- Bakewell to Millers Dale loop on the Monsal Trail – 21.2 miles long with 1,750 feet of climbing.
- Hope Valley and Winnats Pass loop from Bamford – 17.3 miles long with 1,750 feet of climbing.
- Ladybower loop from Hathersage – 20.1 miles with 1,925 feet of climbing. On this one, you may be required to push your bike in places.
Wheeldon Trees Retreat
Wheeldon Trees is more than just beautiful cottages in the Peak District. Since we purchased the retreat in 2021 we have been working hard to make it the most luxurious holiday destination in Derbyshire. Our hard work seems to be paying off and we’ve just found out that we’re one of three finalists in the Visit Peak District and Derbyshire Tourism Awards in the category of best self-catering accommodation. We offer much more than just a holiday cottage. Facilities include an honesty shop, free EV charging, wifi throughout, a children’s play area, a newly refurbished games room, free electric bikes to explore the local area (updated in November 2022), a fabulous office for guests to use if they’re working while with us and a laundry room.
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