Hodgkinsons Hotel & Restaurant
"A grand Georgian affair decorated with engaging eccentricity. Roaring fire downstairs and good seasonal menu in the restaurant. Perfect for a romantic break."
Roy Hattersley, The Guardian
The Peak District is not know for it's flats roads but with Carssington Water, High Peak, Tissington and Monsal trails, traffic free spectacular riding is on our door step without the infamous hills of the area.
The local area provides some of the most challenging and rewarding cycling in the country both on and off road.
We have a secure location within the hotel to store bikes and have a good supply of inner tubes, puncture kits, spare 700c tires and a good floor pump. We will sell energy bars / drinks and a packed lunch (must be ordered the night before). There are also drying facilities for your shoes and clothing in our boiler room.
If you wish to test your climbing and descending skills then you will not be disappointed. Here are a few routes directly from the hotel that can easily be modified to be either longer or shorter.
Winnats Pass - Not for the faint of heart, a tough climb and the road is busy; if you catch it on the wrong day then gusting winds can be more of an issue than the climb.
Manifold Valley - in my opinion is one of the most picturesque rides from the hotel.