Cycling in The Peak District

 

Cycling is growing exponentially in popularity and some might ask why would you even think of cycling in the Peak district – after all with the work Peak in the title isn’t a likelihood of there being rather a lot of ‘up’ involved?

Well, actually, not necessarily.

The Peak District is very well served by a number of former rail tracks that have been turned into fabulous walking and cycling trails. In addition to this there is a great deal of work underway here in the Peaks and the Dales to make these trails even more accessible, and to that end we now have a cycle service that will pick you up, with your bike, and drop you off at any of the great trails, and then bring you back at the end of your day. If you’d like to find out more about this great new service then click here to reach their website.

Cycle shuttle

We also have a great website that details any number of other cycling routes that you might like to try.

Cycleways

…and here at Sheriff Lodge, with the help of Derbyshire County Council we have a secure cycle store so that you can sleep safe in the knowledge that your precious machine is out of sight and well protected.

Cromford Steam Rally

The Cromford Steam Rally Society has been established​ since 1970, and is now one of the most highly rated shows in this part of the country.

The rally is of interest and amusement for the whole family, whilst at the same time retaining the essence of the bygone spirit of our event. Our tractor section will give you a unique insight into life on the farm in days gone by. Look at our rural crafts section and enjoy the demonstrations taking place over the weekend. We have traditional steamers, historical motor vehicles, stationary engines, a model marquee and miniature steam. Amble around the stalls, have a look at our old time fair rides, look through our sections of motorcycles, commercials vehicles, military displays and our wonderful old time organs.

Cromford Steam RallyClick the photo to visit the site

This annual steam rally involves a considerable amount of work throughout the year from both our council members and numerous volunteers. Although the cost of running the rally are enormous, there is usually a profit and this goes into a fund from which donations are made. Over the year’s thousands of pounds have been given to hospitals, churches, youth organisations, pensioners, voluntary services of many kinds, as well as specific funds such as medical equipment.