This is an archived press release
Friday 8 December 2017
Cycling-friendly businesses celebrated their achievements in a breakfast awards event.
Welcoming Cyclists certificates were presented to businesses which have taken part in the Peak District National Park’s Pedal Peak for Business project.
The project runs workshops to help local businesses understand the needs of cycling customers and to boost their share of cycling tourism.
It is aimed predominantly at accommodation providers, but is also beneficial for cycle hire, cafes and other tourism businesses based in the vicinity of popular Peak District cycle trails.
Grants, workshops and an online guide are available to help businesses provide good facilities for cyclists and to make the most of the growing market.
The latest Biking Breakfast workshop was held at the Anglers Rest, Bamford. It included a tour of the facilities and a talk by Bamford Community Society chair Pam Kenworthy.
Pedal Peak for Business officer Carol Parsons said: “This networking breakfast celebrated the achievements of our 'Cyclists Welcome' graduates and provided a drop-in session to find out more about our 'Inspired by the Peak District' and 'Pedal Peak for Business' initiatives.”
Pedal Peak for Business is part of the £1.49million Growing the Visitor Economy in Derbyshire programme, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) until 2019.
The initiative is led by the Peak District National Park Authority and supported by Derbyshire Dales District Council.
Booking is now open for the next Welcoming Cyclists workshops on 6 March 2018. To book, please visit:
Picture Caption: (Left to right) Tom Squibb, Hazel Barrow Farm Holidays; Gill Chapman, Derbyshire Dales District Council; Martin Hanrahan, Bamford Community Society (Anglers Rest pub and café); Carol Parsons, Pedal Peak Business Officer, PDNPA; Brent Storey, Spring View B&B; Pam Kenworthy, Bamford Community Society (Anglers Rest pub and café); Pete Sparks, Bank View Café; Alex Kingsley, Peak Rides; Paul Richardson, Peak District MTB; Nicola Dick, Abor Low B&B; Kate Kearns, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire; Chiz Dakin, Peak Images; Jaime Harper, True North Adventures.