Fairholmes Car Park
How to reach us
Derwent Cycle Hire is situated in the picturesque Derwent Valley. It is accessed from the A57 Sheffield to Glossop road. Cycle beside the historic Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs through beautiful woodland.
Opening hours 2013
Bookings can be made for days not listed below. Please contact us for availability.
Opening dates and times over the winter are dependant on weather.
March - October
Open every day from 9:30am until 5:00pm. The following exceptions apply:
- 23rd March - 7th April: open 9:30am - 5:30pm
- 4th - 6th May: open 9:30am - 5:30pm
- 25th May - 2nd June: open 9:30am - 5:30pm
- 20th July - 1st September: open 9:30am - 5:30pm
November 2013 - February 2014
Weekends and February half term only
Closing times are subject to change dependant on time of year or weather. Please contact the centre before you visit to confirm the up to date times.
There is a wide range of both easy going and challenging routes for cyclists but please remember that cycling is only permitted on bridleways – not on footpaths or open moorland. Cycle Routes in the Upper Derwent Valley (140KB).
The reservoirs of the Derwent and Howden were built nearly 100 years ago to supply the cities of Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. Ladybower was completed in 1945 to supply an ever increasing demand. With the combination of water, woodlands and high moorland, the Upper Derwent has become a unique place for wildlife.
In the West Tower of the Derwent Dam there is a memorial and museum for the Dambusters 617 squadron. The museum is open most Sundays and Bank Holidays.
About the Cycle Hire Centre
The Cycle Hire Centre at Fairholmes forms part of a visitor complex including Visitor Centre, refreshment kiosk and ranger services. Toilets (including disabled facilities), picnic tables and seating areas are all provided on site. The car park is pay and display (free to blue badge holders).
The friendly and knowledgeable Cycle Hire staff are on hand to offer help and advice. An emergency cycle repair service is also offered although this may not be available at all times. The Visitor Centre provides maps and guides on the area.
- Adult cycles
- Child cycles
- Wheelchair bike
- Mobility Scooter
- Beamer Tramper Mobility Scooter