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Take off on two wheels with Pedal Peak District

This is an archived press release

Thursday 27 May 2010

27 May 2010

Take off on two wheels with Pedal Peak District

It’s take-off time for beginners wanting to ride a bike in the Peak District, with Pedal Peak District training sessions and leisurely rides throughout June and July - all free.

Tuesday June 1

Cycle Skills for Families (suitable for children 5+)

Two sessions: 10am - 12noon, and 1pm-3pm at Parsley Hay Cycle Hire Centre.

Free cycle skills training on traffic-free trails suitable for children aged five plus. Open to all abilities and lots of fun. Children must with an adult.  Bring your own bikes or hire them (normal charges).

Booking essential on 01629 816297 or e-mail pedal@peakdistrict.gov.uk

Saturday June 12 and Saturday June 19

Guided mountain bike rides for beginners

10am - 2pm starting from Fairholmes ranger centre, Derwent Valley.

Learn how to mountain bike on an 11-mile easy off-road circuit around the beautiful reservoirs of Howden and Derwent, including introduction to bike handling, maintenance and navigation.

Children must be with an adult, bring your own bike and helmet or hire them (normal charges). Booking essential on 01433 651908.

Monday June 21 (National Bike Week)

Five miles to feeling fabulous

11am - 1pm from Parsley Hay Cycle Hire Centre.

Cycle through fabulous White Peak scenery, with the support of friendly, experienced cyclists, on a leisurely ride along the Tissington Trail. Aimed at beginners and occasional cyclists, the ride covers five miles at a gentle pace along a flat, traffic free trail.  Learn how to handle a bike and how to use gears and brakes. Includes a break at historic Hartington Station where you can buy refreshments. Bring your own bike or hire one (normal charges).

Booking essential on 01629 816297 or e-mail pedal@peakdistrict.gov.uk  

Thursday June 24 and Monday July 26

Women on Wheels (WoW)

6pm - 8pm from Hassop old station car park.

A 10-mile sociable ride through stunning scenery. The ride will be undulating using traffic-free trails and quiet roads, aiming to build confidence and fitness for new or returning women cyclists. Please bring money for a drink stop on route.

  • Women on Wheels free rides will run every month through to October 2010.  If you want further details or to register an interest for future rides, call Carol Parsons on 01629 816297 or e-mail pedal@peakdistrict.gov.uk  

Wednesday July 28 (National Parks Week)

Learning through landscapes

10am - 2pm from Parsley Hay Cycle Hire Centre.

A 15-mile, leisurely ride through stunning scenery of the White Peak and South West Peak with Peak District National Park landscape architect Garrie Tiedeman. Find out how, over the centuries, people have shaped the views we see today. Includes a break in Hartington where you can buy refreshments. Please note there are a few steep sections on minor roads. Bring your own bike or hire one (normal charges).

Booking essential on 01629 816297 or e-mail pedal@peakdistrict.gov.uk

For information about cycle-hire centres and Pedal Peak District events, go to www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/cycle

This is an archived press release

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