Great rides start with a great bike. Our bicycles reflect the passion and craftsmanship of the traditional frame builders of the 1970s and 80s. These machines represent cutting edge technology of the day. We also offer fun vintage cycle tours, which are the best way to explore the splendid and spectacular scenery of the Peak District National Park.
Bikes for sale
Please check back after Eroica Britannia 17 June or contact us for more information and to reserve one.
All of our bicycles have been searched out and carefully chosen. Following a complete overhaul and service they are then given a test ride before being available to hire. We only offer the best, most reliable vintage bikes in our stock. Be sure to come and see us at any one of the events we attend up and down the country.
It is all about ride quality and comfort, a steel frame is like a very strong steel spring. It absorbs a certain amount of road shock and when the rider makes a sudden effort it has just the right amount of give, but at the same time quickly transfers the rider’s energy directly to the rear wheel.
All our bikes have been put through the paces, they really are safe as houses. We wouldn’t let anyone ride anything we’re not happy with ourselves. Fully serviced and safety checked you can rest assured that any retro bike hired through Glory Days will do you proud on your ride through the Peak District.
EVENTS we’ll be at this year
Eroica Britannia 15-17 June
Velo Retro 13-15 July
OldVelos Vintage Classic 26 August
All our frames are steel tubing and of British manufacture. Our good bicycles have names like Carlton, Dawes, Holdsworth and Raleigh. Our really good bicycles have even more boring names like Geoffrey Butler, Dave Marsh and J F Wilson. All have a unique history and meet our strict criteria. Take a closer look at our retro road bikes.
As well as offering our beautiful selection of bicycles we can provide a guide to lead you on your cycling adventure of the Peak District.
You’ll be riding with one of our local experts, full of knowledge and guaranteed to please on these specially selected routes. We love where we live and love where we ride and look forward to sharing our favourite routes with you.
We take care of everything you need, reliable retro bikes, refreshments, repair kits and routes – you name it. You just need to turn up and we’ll do the rest.
We must have ridden these routes over a hundred times. We’ve carefully planned out every detail – you’re in safe hands.
Barry Hoban – made from Reynolds’ most revered 531 tubing
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