Bikes in the Peaks

Oct 7 and 8 saw another Saddle Skedaddle bike weekend from HF’s Peveril of the Peak.

First item on the agenda was the legendary Tissington Ford led by Senior Guide, Les Haddon


Then on  to the ‘ Thankful Village’ of Bradbourne, so called as no-one was lost in the First World War. From Brassington there was a short sharp hill up to the plateau where the riders joined the level ride along the High Peak Trail at Hopton Cottage.

Lunch was at a windy spot at Parsley Hay and then the gentle downhill gradient took everyone back to Tissington for Tea and then a short ride to Peveril.



In tune with the watery theme day 2 starts with a hop across the famous Dovedale stepping stones.


After this carefree moment the hill out of Ilam warmed everyone up but provided some lovely views as well as some disturbing wooden figures in an old police station garden.


The Manifold Track is a narrower and more twisty old railway route and after lunch at Waterhouses we climbed up to Calton and had a fantastic ride down to Throwley Hall and back to Ilam with a just a last climb back up to Thorpe.

A great weekend, thanks folks!


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