E-Bike Guiding & Experiences

It’s not cheating… even the pro’s are using them!

Over the past three years we’ve seen a massive change in the attitude towards e-bikes and people now are recognising their purpose and as their own individual discipline. We’ve seen a lot of ‘nay-sayers’ now fully embrace them, now they see them for what they are… FUN!……… Isn’t that they idea behind any sport? 

These are perfect for individuals or groups wanting to explore the Peak District as you can travel much further, see more and experience a whole new adventure.

Bring your own suitable e-bike or hire one of our own amazing high end full suspension e-bikes.

There are many benefits to e-bikes and they’ve very much deserved their place as a cycling discipline.

All our packages are graded and tailored to suit all abilities.

adventures

A longer full day out

Our guided adventures allow groups of riders with mid to high ability levels enjoy a day out on some of the best trails the Peak District has to offer. Our adventures are more of a journey and take in more of the technical terrain the Peak District has to offer.

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A shorter ride

Our guided experiences are more aimed at beginner to intermediate abilities. The experiences will give you a good taster of what ebiking is all about. Never designed to take you out of your comfort zone, but allowing you progress at your own pace and as your confidence grows, tackle more challenging terrain.

Regardless of your ability or experience all our rides involve familiarisation and brushing up on e-bike specific techniques prior to the ride, all designed around getting the most from an e-bike and understanding the different riding styles required to get the most fun from these amazing bikes..

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our ride grading system

GREEN

BLUE

RED

BLACK

All our adventures are graded so you know before you book exactly what the route is going to ask of you!

Using a combination of the philosophy used in UK climbing grading, which recognises both how techincal the climb is and ski and trail grading that acknowledges difficulty by colour, our route grading is designed to give you an idea of the skill level and fitness level required to book onto the chosen adventure.

In order to make sure beginners aren’t overwhelmed or put in dangerous situations, and to make sure more experienced riders get the challenge they expect we’ve introduced the grading system, It might seem a little overkill but we want to ensure all riders on the day get to ride with shredders of similar experience and skill.

 

You can click on the grading icons at anytime to see how that experience or adventure is graded.

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City to Sky experience

£105 per person including e-bike hire

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We took inspiration for our City to Sky experience from time spent in Canada. The Sea to Sky is an incredibly scenic road that runs along the coastal line from Vancouver to Whistler. We enjoyed the trip so much, we’ve brought the experience home to Sheffield,  affectionately known as the Outdoor City – and thrown in some electric-assisted bikes for good measure.

Our guided City to Sky experience takes you on a journey from Sheffield’s city centre parks, along woodland tracks, through the amazing moorland scenery that makes the Peak District so special and up to the famous gritstone escarpment Stanage Edge. There’s next to no riding on roads.

The City to Sky ride is completed on top-of-the-range electric-assisted bikes (e-bikes), and includes 45 minutes of familiarisation and skills coaching with the e-bikes before we go anywhere so you feel fully confident. 

  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Rider Capacity: 6
  • Experience required: See Green grading requirements
  • Type of trails: Trails comprising mostly compacted gravel or solid earth with some flat roots and smaller rocks. The surface may become loose at times and periods of stand-up riding may be required to overcome obstacles.
  • Hiring bike included: Yes
  • Food Included: No, however we do have the opportunity to to stop at the Fox House for lunch.
  • You are over eighteen
  • You have just started riding and want to learn the basics
  • You’d like to learn and ride with people at the same level as you
  • You’re keen to learn more about your bike and how to take care of it after each ride
  • No nonsense explanation and guidance
  • Scared of crashing and would like to be more confident
  • Get the basics right from the start and iron out those bad habits 
  • Bike setup including saddle position, handlebar set up, tyre pressure and how to avoid punctures
  • Effective pedalling techniques and changing gears efficiently and correctly
  • Minor trail-side repairs including taking the rear wheel off, quick release and puncture repair
  • Basic body positioning for balance, safety and stability
  • Fundamentals of descending and bike control.
  • What the different brakes do and when to use them
  • How to corner including line choice, body position, braking and where to ride on the trail for safety, balance and confidence
  • Basic maintenance of your bike 

Location:  True North Cycle Hub, Upper Hulme. Leek. ST13 8TY

Meeting time: 10:00 – 15:00 

Once at the hub we will brief you on the days activity whilst you help yourself to a coffee, tea and pastry. From here we will set off to our private skills area just beneath the Roaches for an exciting days mountain biking learning the fundamentals.

Towards the end of the course and if time permits we’ll put the new found skills into action and take in a small off-road loop to test them out.

 

Call us to discuss options of mountain bike hire

Secure Payment:

We accept most major credit and debit cards and with our secure booking system so booking your course couldn’t be easier. However if you’d prefer to book and pay over the phone please feel free to call us on 01538300517

  • Distance 16.5 km
  • Duration 4 – 5 hours
  • Elevation Gain 1,524ft
  • Max Riders: 8
  • Min Riders: 4
 
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  • You’re over eighteen
  • You’d love to experience what the Outdoor City has to offer and go on an off-road electric mountain bike journey  into the heart of the Peak District and journey through a varied of scenery and 
  • You’re curious over the new E-bike craze and want to know more.
  • You might be thinking of buying an e-bike but you fancy experiencing an actual ride to understand their advantages.
  • You fancy hiring an e-Bike to see what all the fuss is about and find out how much fun they are.
  • You would like to learn to ride an e-bike in a controlled environment and then head out on a ride into the Peak District.
  • You need to be competent on a bike and have ridden a mountain bike off road on gravel tracks as a minimum, understand how to change gear and to have good bike handling skills.
  •  Confident riding a short distance on public roads
  • Although e-bikes are electrically assisted you still have to pedal so a good level of fitness and heath is required as you will still get out of breath!

10am                       Meet at our agreed location in Sheffield (This is confirmed at booking stage)

10:15 – 11:30        Bike fitting and familiarisation

11:30                       Start City to Sky experience, ride through amazing scenery from    

                                 Inner City Parks into the open expanse of the Peak District

13:00                       Stop at Fox House for refreshments

14:00 – 14:30        Arrive Burbage rocks

14:30 – 15:00        Photo opportunities

16:00 – 16:30        Return to Endcliffe Park by Shuttle Service

Introduction to E-bikes​​​

Introduction to E-bikes​​​

£85.00 per person including e-bike hire

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Based out of our Cycle Hub in Upper Hulme this is the perfect introduction into the world of e-biking.

E-bikes are great fun but do require a little change in how you ride compared to a normal bike, we start from basics and guide you through the operation of the bike, management of the power assistance  and understanding the physics of the bike to enable you to have the most fun and just as importantly in a safe manner.

If you’ve got a need for an e-adventure and want to try one for the first time before buying one then this is a great opportunity to learn the basics then to be guided on a small loop around the South West peak District with amazing views around the  Roaches and Gradbach Forest.

If after the ride you love it so much and you fancy buying one we will refund the full cost of the experience if you do decide to purchase one from ourselves.

  • Duration: 3 – 4 hours
  • Capacity: 8
  • Rider experience: You’ll have ridden a mountain bike before but never an e-bike
  • Type of trails: Green graded
  • E-bike hire included
  • You’re over eighteen
  • You’re curious over the new E-bike craze and want to know more
  • You might be thinking of buying an bike but you fancy experiencing an actual ride to understand their advantages.
  • You fancy hiring an E-Bike to see what all the fuss is about and find out how much fun they are.
  • You would like to gain more confidence and control when using an ebike
  • Location – True North Cycle Hub
  • Start Time: 09:00
  • Finish Time: 12:00 – 13:00
  • (Further details will be sent out at time of booking)
Summer evening e-bike experience​

Evening e-bike experience - Blue

(Run during spring/summer/autumn months)

£50 per person including e-bike hire

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Based out of our Cycle Hub in Upper Hulme this is the perfect summer evening experience.

If your short on time and just fancy an evening experience on an e-bike then these sessions are great fun. It’s not a full course but they are a great way of sampling an e-bike in fantastic surroundings on private land allowing you ride and understand the physics of the bike enabling you to have the most fun and also be safe.

This course is graded blue which is a level up from a total beginner and our loop will take in a little more off road terrain once we have been through the familiarisation of the e-bike.

If you fancy an e-adventure and want to try one for the first time before buying one then this is a great opportunity to learn the basics then be guided on a small loop around past the Roaches and into Gradbach Forest.

  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours
  • Capacity: 8
  • Rider experience: You’ll have ridden a mountain bike before but never an e-bike
  • Type of trails: Blue Graded
  • E-bike hire included
  •  You’re over eighteen
  • You’re curious over the new E-bike craze and want to know more
  • You have an E-Bike and want to learn how to get the most out of this trick piece of kit.
  • You fancy hiring an E-Bike to see what all the fuss is about and find out how much fun they are.
  • You would like to gain more confidence and control
  • Start Location – True North Cycle Hub, Leek
  • Start Time: 18:00 – 19:00 
  • Finish Time: 20:00 – 21:00 (dependant on sunset)
  • (Further details will be sent out at time of booking)

Evening e-bike experience - Red

(Run during spring/summer/autumn months)

£50.00 per person including e-bike hire

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Based out of our Cycle Hub in Upper Hulme this is the perfect summer evening e-bike experience.

This more challenging course is graded red which is for intermediate riders with experience of riding on red graded trails, our loop will take in some challenging terrain once we have been through the familiarisation of the e-bike and skills appropriate for Red and Black graded riders.

  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours
  • Capacity: 8
  • Rider experience: You’ll have ridden a mountain bike before but never an e-bike
  • Type of trails: Red Graded
  • E-bike hire included.
  •  You’re over eighteen
  • You’re curious over the new E-bike craze and want to know more
  • You have an E-Bike and want to learn how to get the most out of this trick piece of kit.
  • You fancy hiring an E-Bike to see what all the fuss is about and find out how much fun they are.
  • You would like to gain more confidence and control
  • Start Location – True North Cycle Hub, Leek
  • Start Time: 18:00 – 19:00 
  • Finish Time: 20:00 – 21:00 (dependant on sunset)
  • (Further details will be sent out at time of booking)

ADVENTURES​

Rowsley Circuit EMTB

£55.00 per person Full Day

An extremely scenic route that takes in a good chunk of the White Peak. A challenging blue or nice red route this big loop of nearly 40km has a good mixture of challenging rocky decents on limestone around Lathkill Dale, while mixing up the woodland single track with surprise climbs and descents you wouldn’t think were there in passing.

A great chance to stop in various places including Bakewell, the village of Edensor and the grounds of Chatsworth Estate.

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Course Details

Rowsley Circuit
  • Distance 41.08km
  • Elevation Gain 1,043m
  • Capacity: 6

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Rowsley Circuit

Rowsley Circuit EMTB

£45.00 per person

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An extremely scenic route that takes in a good chunk of the White Peak. A challenging blue or steady red this big loop of nearly 40km has a good mixture of challenging rocky decents on limestone around Lathkill Dale, while mixing up the woodland single track with surprise climbs and descents you wouldn’t think were there in passing.

A great chance to stop and explore various places including Bakewell, the village of Edensor and the grounds of Chatsworth Estate.

Our guides will lead you around this amazing scenic route and offer e-bike guidance and skills coaching tips as we make our way round.

  • Distance 41.08km
  • Elevation Gain 1,043m
  • Max Riders: 8
  • Min Riders: 4
  • E-bike hire available at £60 per day
  • Please see our ride gradings or click on the grading icon for information on the route difficulty and fitness level required.
  • You will be asked to confirm you accept that you are happy with this route grading and have the experience started to ride the route.

Start Time: 09:00

Finish Time: 15:00 – 16:00

Meeting location: Whitworth Park, Station Rd, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2EQ

Detailed information will be issued at booking

A certified cycling helmet and gloves are compulsory, but we can provide one free of charge if needed.

Weatherproof clothing is also a necessity. As the weather is changeable please pack for every eventuality. We also strongly recommend using knee pads and any other protection that you feel would give you more confidence on the day. Flat pedals are also highly recommended. Please ensure that the e-bike you turn up with is in full working order has full battery and is relevant for the route.

A full suspension or hardtail e-bike is required.

You’ll be out on the trail for most of the day. We do stop for lunch but its always crucial that you carrying a small hydration pack. Hydration is crucial for concentration and keeping energy levels up. Some food and a spare inner tube is also worth packing to avoid your day finishing early if you are on your own bike. 

For bikes hired with True North Adventures you will be supplied with a backpack with tube and space for bottles/food etc. Your guide will have tools to rectify any issues with hired bikes.

Weather Cancellation

If for any reason the conditions are planned to be dangerous on that day, you will be offered another date or a full refund. Should this happen, we will contact you as soon as possible using the details your have provided.

Gradbach Loop EMTB

£55.00 per person Full Day

Our own classic training loop here in the Staffordshire Moorlands taking you from our Cycle Hub deep into the South West Peak District on this not so well ridden route but definitely one to try.

We skirt the infamous Roaches and take in a new permissive cycle route into Gradbach Forest, riding out over Hawks Nest and Three Shires Head.  A few few miles of road work allows us to cross over towards Macclesfield Forest via Wildboarclough and Cumberland Clough renowned as one of the best descents and most challenging in the Peak District. Building up speed on a number of fast corners with tricky gullies theres a brief rest before it starts over again with a run down a rock and root strewn track. 

 

This route has is a real mixture of terrain and feels like a proper adventure. There’s a bit of tarmac riding to be done in parts but this has to be expected. Like we say it’s easy to just to go ride a trail centre.

 

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Course Details

  • Distance 30.61mi
  • Elevation Gain 4,472ft
  • Capacity: 6

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Gradbach Loop EMTB

£55.00 per person Full day

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Our own classic training loop here in the Staffordshire Moorlands taking you from our Cycle Hub deep into the South West Peak District on this not so well ridden route but definitely one to try.

We skirt the infamous Roaches and take in a new permissive cycle route into Gradbach Forest, riding out over Hawks Nest and Three Shires Head.  A few few miles of road work allows us to cross over towards Macclesfield Forest via Wildboarclough and Cumberland Clough renowned as one of the best descents and most challenging in the Peak District. Building up speed on a number of fast corners with tricky gullies theres a brief rest before it starts over again with a run down a rock and root strewn track. 

 

This route has is a real mixture of terrain and feels like a proper adventure. There’s a bit of tarmac riding to be done in parts but this has to be expected. Like we say it’s easy to just to go ride a trail centre.

 

  • Distance 30.61mi
  • Elevation Gain 4,472ft
  • Capacity: 8
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Peak Enduro Epic

Peak Enduro Epic EMTB

£80.00 per person Full Day

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This is a tough challenge, you’ll need your skills as well as your fitness for this 40 mile route across the Peak District from Chinley to Dore in Sheffield.

Taking in all the Peaks classic descents and more, extremely challenging climbs mixed with stunning scenery and remote locations go to ensuring you’ll remember this experience for quite a long time. Its point to point so we’ll be getting transport back from Sheffield in our courtesy bus or on the train after a well deserved refreshment stop.

This is a good one if your training for a long distance race or challenge event or you just fancy testing yourself. This route is slightly long for the e-bikes without a big charge en-route, we do a shorter bike version just to stay within the battery capabilities if your interested..

  • Distance 39.21mi
  • Elevation Gain 6,280ft
  • Capacity: 6
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Peak Enduro Epic EMTB

£80.00 per person Full Day

This is a tough challenge, you’ll need your skills as well as your fitness for this 40 mile route across the Peak District from Chinley to Dore in Sheffield.

Taking in all the Peaks classic descents and more, extremely challenging climbs mixed with stunning scenery and remote locations go to ensuring you’ll remember this experience for quite a long time. Its point to point so we’ll be getting transport back from Sheffield in our courtesy bus or on the train after a well deserved refreshment stop.

This is a good one if your training for a long distance race or challenge event or you just fancy testing yourself. This route is slightly long for the e-bikes without a big charge en-route, we do a shorter bike version just to stay within the battery capabilities if your interested..

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Course Details

Peak Enduro Epic
  • Distance 39.21mi
  • Elevation Gain 6,280ft
  • Capacity: 6

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Killer Hope Loop

Killer Hope Loop EMTB

£55.00 per person Full day

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Think your hard enough? Come on then lets give it a try.

This classic route attempted by many is a gruling one. With seven big climbs this route features almost all the best descents in the Dark Peak, you’ll definitely deserve that post ride cake when we reach Hope.

Plenty of stops en-route, we’ll have chance to recce some of the decents 

  • Distance 36.75m
  • Elevation Gain 5,705ft
  • Capacity: 6
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Some of the trails we’ll encounter on this bucket list route:

Pindale Singletrack 
The Beast 
CaveDale
Mam Nick
Screaming Mile
Potato Alley
Whinstone Tor
Derwent Edge

Killer Hope Loop EMTB

£55.00 per person Full Day

Think your hard enough? Come on then lets give it a try.

This classic route attempted by many is a gruling one. With seven big climbs this route features some of the best descents in the Dark Peak, you’ll definitely deserve that post ride cake when we reach Hope.

Some of the trails we’ll encounter on this bucket list route:

Pindale Singletrack 
The Beast 
CaveDale
Mam Nick
Screaming Mile
Potato Alley
Whinstone Tor
Derwent Edge

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Course Details

Killer Hope Loop
  • Distance 36.75m
  • Elevation Gain 5,705ft
  • Capacity: 6

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Classic Ladybower

£55.00 per person Full day

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Starting from Hope railway station this route is a great Hope Valley introduction if you’ve not visited before.

Classified as a red route there’s lots of variety from rocky descents to great single track, woodland trails and remote moorland riding. We have the option to extend this route and pick up some other famous Peak classic trails if good progress is made. 

  • Distance 18.45mi
  • Elevation Gain 2,542ft
  • Capacity: 8
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Classic Ladybower EMTB

£55.00 per person Full Day

Starting from Hope railway station this route is a great Hope Valley introduction if you’ve not visited before.

Classified as a red route there’s lots of variety from rocky descents to great single track, woodland trails and remote moorland riding. We have the option to extend this route and pick up some other famous Peak classic trails if good progress is made. 

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Course Details

Classic Ladybower

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  • Distance 18.45mi
  • Elevation Gain 2,542ft
  • Capacity: 6

Manifold Valley Tour EMTB

£100.00 per person​

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Starting at Hartington Youth Hostel this relaxed chilled out tour across some of the nicest White Peak scenery you’ll come across, the stunning limestone gorges of the Manifold Valley and Thors Cave. This route is split into thirds, nice single track mixed with easy going tracks and lanes combined with paved cycle routes.

Its graded blue/red as it does have a few sections of technical riding so its not a beginner route but the sections are walkable if you do wish to attempt this route.

We’ll pass on our skills to help you improve your technique and confidence as the day goes on.

We pass some great villages with cafes, pubs and tea rooms so this is a great route for a mixed day out.

  • Distance 15.76mi
  • Elevation Gain 1,525ft
  • Capacity: 6
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Manifold Valley Tour EMTB

£100.00 per person

Starting at Hartington Youth Hostel this relaxed chilled out tour across some of the nicest White Peak scenery you’ll come across, the stunning limestone gorges of the Manifold Valley and Thors Cave. This route is split into thirds, nice single track mixed with easy going tracks and lanes combined with paved cycle routes.

Its graded blue/red as it does have a few sections of technical riding taking it into an Intermediate category but the sections are walkable if you do wish to attempt this route.

We’ll pass on our skills to help you improve your technique and confidence as the day goes on.

We pass some great villages with cafes, pubs and tea rooms so this is a great route for a mixed day out.

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Course Details

  • Distance 15.76mi
  • Elevation Gain 1,525ft
  • Capacity: 6

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Totley Moor

Totley Moor EMTB

£40.00 per person Half Day

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This great half day little loop is a nice introduction to the variety of terrain we have in the Peaks. It’s got a good amount of pedalling and takes in great views over to Sheffield and the valley out to Chatsworth from Curbar Edge.

  • Distance 11.52mi
  • Elevation Gain 787ft
  • Capacity: 6
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Totley Moor EMTB

£40.00 per person Half Day

This great half day little loop is a nice introduction to the variety of terrain we have in the Peaks. It’s got a good amount of pedalling and takes in great views over to Sheffield and the valley out to Chatsworth from Curbar Edge.

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Course Details

Totley Moor
  • Distance 11.52mi
  • Elevation Gain 787ft
  • Capacity: 6

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Friden Rail Loop EMTB

£40.00 per person

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Beginner Route taking in mostly disused railways, gravel tracks and a small amount of road.
This is a perfect introduction to riding in the Peaks, almost traffic free with amazing open views over the White Peak.
Taking in sections of the Tissington Trial and Pennine Bridleway this leisurely route has lots of options for calling passing through traditional Peak District villages for refreshments.mbs and descents you wouldn’t think were there in passing.

A great chance to stop in various places including Bakewell, the village of Edensor and the grounds of Chatsworth Estate

  • Distance 13.01mi
  • Elevation Gain 513ft
  • Capacity: 6
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Friden Rail Loop EMTB

£40.00 per person

Beginner Route taking in mostly disused railways, gravel tracks and a small amount of road. 
This is a perfect introduction to riding in the Peaks, almost traffic free with amazing open views over the White Peak.
Taking in sections of the Tissington Trial and Pennine Bridleway this leisurely route has lots of options for calling passing through traditional Peak District villages for refreshments.

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Course Details

  • Distance 13.01mi
  • Elevation Gain 513ft
  • Capacity: 6

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Buxton & The Goyt Valley

Buxton & The Goyt Valley EMTB

£40.00 per person

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This pleasant tour from Buxton takes in wild moorland scenery making its way across to Taxal and Whaley Bridge before heading back through the forest tracks of the Goyt Valley.

  • Distance 16.22mi
  • Elevation Gain 2,403ft
  • Capacity: 6
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Buxton & The Goyt Valley EMTB

£40.00 per person

This pleasant tour from Buxton takes in wild moorland scenery making its way across to Taxal and Whaley Bridge before heading back through the forest tracks of the Goyt Valley.

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Course Details

Buxton & The Goyt Valley
  • Distance 16.22mi
  • Elevation Gain 2,403ft
  • Capacity: 6

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Dambusters Circuit EMTB

£40.00 per person

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Beginner ride around Derwent and Howden Reservoir

A great beginner loop for those wanting a leisurely ride on a gravel or mountain bike this ride around Derwent and Howden Reservoir is relatively flat ranging from quite roads to closed tracks.

  • Distance 16.00mi
  • Elevation Gain 996ft
  • Capacity: 6
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Dambusters Circuit EMTB

£40.00 per person

Beginner ride around Derwent and Howden Reservoir

A great beginner loop for those wanting a leisurely ride on a gravel or mountain bike this ride around Derwent and Howden Reservoir is relatively flat ranging from quite roads to closed tracks.

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Course Details

  • Distance 16.00mi
  • Elevation Gain 996ft
  • Capacity: 6

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