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 […]

BHF Peak District ride postponed to October 2023

We’ve had the disappointing news that the BHF Peak District event, planned for April this year, has been postponed to October 21st due to slow sign up. Obviously this is not what we wanted to share as we were in the midst of recruiting marshals and sweepers for the event as well as making plans […]

Merry Christmas from Peak District MTB

Another year, another look back over what we’ve been up to in Peak District MTB. It’s a tradition, isn’t it? Look at what we did, promise to do better in 2023. So let’s have a go at that shall we? Well it has been a decent year for us again. As we often point out, […]

AGM 2022 Report: A Sense of Adventure

We’re always a little bit nervous ahead of the AGM. It’s always a bit of worry; “Will anyone turn up?”, “Are we doing enough for our members?”, “Have we made enough progress this year?”. Well it turns out none of that worry was necessary as our 2022 event was possibly the most successful we’ve ever […]

Peak District MTB Awards and AGM 2022 – enter now

Get your best photo, best video and best event nominations in! It’s our AGM on November 30th, which means it’s time once more for our annual Peak District MTB Awards. Please send your best photo or video and nominations for best event to info@peakdistrictmtb.org to be in with a chance of winning some prizes. We […]