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  • View from inside of a stone tunnel onto heather and grass covered hills with a cloudy sky
  • Illustrated map of the Escape the City ti the Peak District route, starting and finishing at Macclesfield
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Red Fox Cycling

Escape the City to the Peak District 2022

Regular price £25.00 GBP
Regular price £235.00 GBP Sale price £25.00 GBP
Tax included.

Challenge yourself with this weekend cycling adventure, exploring the best of the Peak District National Park.

Let us guide you along small country lanes  as you soak in the rich history of the region, from bronze age stone circles to classical Edwardian architecture, as you explore the rugged natural beauty in the hills and hollows of the Peak District National Park.

        Details of the ride

        Start Dates : 
        Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 July 2022

        Start Point : Macclesfield Train Station

        Start Time : 10:15am

        Number of miles per day : 50-60

        Hours of cycling per day : 5-6

        Overnight Camp : Lathkill Dale Campground

        End Point : Macclesfield Train Station

        Ride Difficulty : Challenging

        The experience

        A fully guided, fully supported 2 day cycle experience exploring the dramatic landscapes of the Peak District National Park.

        A physical challenge, designed to push your limits but be achievable for the confident and comfortable cyclist (in contrast to out Expert-grade rides aimed at sportive riders).

        Spend the night under the stars in our quiet and secluded campsite (tents, air mats, travel pillows and camping chairs all set up and provided by us).

        Gently climb out of Macclesfield on quiet backcountry lanes through the Macclesfield Forest, once the centre of a Norman Royal Forest, before we head out into the more rugged moors.

        Escape the roads entirely and discover some of the regions historic industrial past as you cut through the landscape over viaducts and through tunnels on disused railway lines on beautiful sections of the Monsal and Tissington Trails. 

        Discover bronze age bridges and stone circles before passing through the elegant spa town of Buxton and marvel at its Edwardian Opera House.

        Refuel on iconic baked goods in the bustling town of Bakewell.

        On Saturday evening we’ll stroll a short distance into the village for a traditional pub meal and a well-earned drink.

        Circumnavigate the Ladybower Reservoir, training place for the infamous Dambuster raid, and marvel at the towering feats of engineering.

        Test your legs on one of the region’s most famous climbs as you ascend through a limestone gorge peppered with the fossils of sea creatures towards Winnat’s Pass.

        Bike hire

        Want to hire a bike for the weekend? We provide a choice of hybrid (+£79), road bike (+£90) or eBikes (+£125).

        What should I pay now?

        Choose to pay in full now or just £25 to reserve your place. We'll be in touch 6 weeks before the ride to remind you to pay the remainder.

        What's included?

        2-day guided ride.

        Support vehicle to carry bags and provide mechanical support.

        Lunch each day of the ride (2 lunches).

        A sample of baked treats in Bakewell.

        Sunday morning breakfast (1 breakfast).

        Camping accommodation at Lathkill Dale Campground (tents, air mats and travel pillows all set up and provided by us).

        Snacks & water.

        What’s not included in the price:

        Towel (for on-site showers)

        Pub dinner on Saturday night.

        Sleeping bag.

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