This is an archived press release
Monday 8 June 2009
08 June 2009
Try mountain-biking in the Peaks in National Bike Week
Two Mountain-biking for Beginners courses will be held in the beautiful Derwent Valley, on Saturdays June 13 and June 20 - the start and finish of National Bike Week - www.bikeweek.org.uk
The sessions will start at 10am at the national park’s Fairholmes cycle hire centre, halfway up the valley, taking in a 12-mile circuit around Derwent reservoir, and lasting about four hours.
Course leader, Peak District National Park ranger Martyn Sharp, said: “The courses are aimed at beginners who can ride a bike, helping them develop their bike handling skills, maintenance and basic navigation. We want to give them a good start to enjoying the fantastic mountain-biking opportunities the Peak District has to offer.”
Booking is essential on 01433 651908. Bikes and helmets can be hired from the cycle hire centre at £12. Participants should bring a backpack with food and drink, and children under 13 need to be accompanied by an adult.
The Derwent Valley is off the A57 (Snake Pass) between Glossop and Sheffield.