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Try mountain-biking in the Peaks in National Bike Week

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Monday 8 June 2009

08 June 2009

Try mountain-biking in the Peaks in National Bike Week

Mountain biker in the Peak District National Park
Novice mountain-bikers are invited to learn new skills in the hills of the Peak District National Park during National Bike Week this month.

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.

This is an archived press release

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