Being prepared to do our best : Scouting for bikes

Chris, James and Jim dig out their woggles and go back to Cubs. An important part of what we do at Peak District MTB is education and showing how MTB is a great thing to be involved in. And a great way to do that is by helping Cubs get their Cycling Badges. So on […]

Hollinsclough Rake – What’s going on?

Peak District MTB members have reacted with understandable alarm at the appearance of aggregate on Hollinsclough Rake, near Longnor in Staffordshire – so what’s the deal? Way back in January 2021 Staffordshire County Council (SCC) asked for views on proposed works on Hollinsclough Rakes. The deadline was January 31 2021 and Peak District MTB submitted […]

BHF Peak District ride 21st October 2023

On Saturday 21st October 2023, the event starts and finishes from Hope Valley College in Hope, with a choice of riding three routes; 23, 24 or 43 miles, with up to 2,100m of climbing. As well being a great ride, there’s the opportunity to raise money for a great cause. “Completely planned, organised and managed […]

Peak District MTB backs Mental Health Awareness week

Ride, repair, care for more than just the trails as Peak District MTB backs Mental Health Awareness week. We all have difficult times in our lives, and we all need someone to talk to or somewhere to escape to. At Peak District MTB we know that mountain biking is a great way for people to […]

Trail Maintenance training, Stockport, 25 & 26 March

Cycling UK have partnered up with MTB experts Campbell Coaching to bring a weekend of MTB Trail Maintenance courses to the North of England. The courses are aimed at giving people the skills and knowledge to carry out maintenance work on their local trails to keep them in a good, rideable condition, as well as […]

UPDATE: DCC Statement on Hollowford Road, Castleton

We’ve been in contact with Derbyshire County Council following the start of ‘surprising’ works at Hollowford Road in the shadow of Mam Tor.     Annotated screenshot from DCC’s map, showing rights of way and adopted highways, 2/2023. Bing OS map location. They’ve shared the following statement: “The aggregate surface is temporary. We’re currently working on Hollowford […]

A hollow feeling – DCC on Hollowford Road, Castleton

DCC strike again with works ‘not in keeping’ with surrounding areas or indicated plans. Derbyshire County Council have once again resurfaced an historic pathway to the surprise and frustration of users. Hollowford Road, the sunken pathway that leads from a lane out of Castleton to Hollins Cross on the eastern flank of Mam Tor has […]

Ride in the Corridors of Power

The push for increased access at governmental level has stalled. No matter which way you look at it, cutting through the rhetoric and bluster, there is zero definitive action to improve access for riders here in England. The Scottish model has proven a huge success, bar isolated incidents. Trails for Wales has come so close […]