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Heroes, just for one day

A spectacular ride based on the Eroica Britannia medium route exploring the best of the Peak District

The Heroes guided tour is based on the journey of the medium route of Eroica Britannia held in June in the Peak District National Park. Starting in the medieval market town of Bakewell you’ll adventure on our fine retro bicycles along the iconic Monsal Trail, incorporating incredible viaducts and tunnels of the former Midland Railway Line. Pedal back in time bygone lanes and enjoy breathtaking scenery over the hilly White Peak landscape. You’ll take a break for lunch in the delightful village of Hartington – a Peak District gem – famous for its cheese shop, village green and pond. Your amazing journey will take in heritage sites and a picturesque view of the world famous Chatsworth House. Throw your remaining strength into the climb back to Bakewell. You’ll achieve a sense of satisfaction and be rewarded with a Bakewell Pudding for your efforts!

 

 

The route

The High Peak Trail is a 17-mile (27.4 km) trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders in the Peak District. Running from Dowlow, near Buxton, to High Peak Junction, Cromford, it follows the trackbed of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, which was completed in 1831 to carry minerals and goods between the Cromford Canal wharf at High Peak Junction and the Peak Forest Canal at Whaley Bridge.

Tissington is a village in Derbyshire, England. It is part of the estate of Tissington Hall, owned by the FitzHerbert family since 1465.

Hartington was granted a market charter in 1203 and is a really pretty village with many fine old building spreading out from it's central pond.

Bakewell is the only market town within the Peak District National Park and is well known for its Bakewell Puddings tea shops and thirteenth century bridge over the river Wye
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The right ride for you

We try to ensure you choose the ride best suited to your needs, so we have included the following as a guideline for this tour:

Distance covered 57miles / 92km
Duration 7 – 9 hours
Elevation climbed 5575ft / 1700m ascent
Experience level Hard
Rest stops 2
Terrain Road (69%) Trail (31%)
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The Low Down

Price £60 per person for the guided tour (for 10 – 12 people) includes:

  • Tour leader(s)
  • Retro bicycle hire
  • Snacks on route
  • Bakewell Pudding on return
  • Insider’s tips
  • Derbyshire cycling map

Price does not include:

  • Cafe refreshments during the day
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any other personal expenses

 

Which vintage bike to hire for you and the peak

And Finally

Friendly advice: you might find riding a retro bike harder than you expect. If you haven’t ridden one before we suggest you start off with either our Pie Ride or Tour de Frites.

Please contact us if you’d like any further information or to make a booking – we’d be glad to help.

Our bikes

Need a bike to go on your tour?

We offer a range of reliable and practical pre 1987 classic British steel bikes

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What we offer

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Local knowledge

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.

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Everything you need

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.

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Tried & tested

We must have ridden these routes over a hundred times. We’ve carefully planned out every detail – you’re in safe hands.

Our other routes

If you think you’d be more interested in our other routes then be sure to check them out below. We cater for all levels and abilities, just contact us if you have any questions.

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Pie Ride

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