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Electric Bikes available at Wheeldon Trees Cottages

Say hello to an electrifying ride around the Peaks on our free-to-use electric bikes.

Wheeldon Trees Cottages is set in one of the Peak District’s most beautiful valleys. Now, you can now take the sweat out of exploring Derbyshire with our electric bikes.

Whether it’s a speedy trip to the local pub or a leisurely ride across the valley, you get to choose how much effort you put in.

In November 2022 we upgraded our fleet with two new Raleigh electric bikes. We donated our old bikes to a local charity. The two electric bikes will soon be joined by two new mountain bikes. The bikes are free for guests to use. In addition, we also have extra helmets and hi-vis to borrow. Everything can be found in our bike shed.

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.

Let us know in advance if you would like to borrow our bikes or just ask us when you get here and we can give you the code for the bike shed.

You can read more about family-friendly cycle rides on our blog. Here’s the link.