New Pennine Bridleway mountain biking guide book published

A brand new 140-page guidebook dedicated to cycling the Pennine Bridleway has just been released into the wilds by local Sheffield company Vertebrate Publishing.

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Popular Goyt Valley road closed to cycling all summer?

Derbyshire County Council has authorised a five month closure of the unnamed one-way road from Errwood Hall to Derbyshire Bridge for forestry works. A beloved route for cycling out of the Goyt Valley into the wider Peak District, its closure will potentially leave few alternative routes for an entire summer of cycling.

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Alan Newton Way re-opens with improved Marple climb surface

It’s still very steep, but oh it’s so much better. The nearly ten-year-old path on the Alan Newton Way which climbs sharply from the River Goyt up to Marple Hall has now been massively improved with cleared vegetation and a new sealed surface.

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Greater Manchester publishes first Active Travel Design Guide

Transport for Greater Manchester and the region’s Combined Authority have completed an important step in the implementation of their Bee Network walking and cycling plans, publishing an Active Travel Design Guide that sets out the key rules for designing future schemes in its ten boroughs.

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Whaley Bridge welcomes its first cycle parking stands

Derbyshire County Council has now completed installation of the six cycle stands promised earlier this year for the High Peak town of Whaley Bridge — its first official bicycle parking.

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Alan Newton Way closed for maintenance work below Marple Hall

Marple’s only off-road cycle route into the borough centre of Stockport will be closed from late March 2021 for much-needed maintenance work on the steep descent below Marple Hall High School to Chadkirk Bridge.

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The Peaks & Puddles Cycling A-Z: T to Z

All good things must come to an end, but as we hit the magic number of 26 top cycling highlights of the Peak District borders around Derbyshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester there’s still plenty of possibilities ahead for this year and beyond…


The Peaks & Puddles Cycling A-Z: M to S

The green lanes, glorious climbs and interesting destinations keep coming in this A-Z celebrating the stunning cycling on the Peak District borders south east of Manchester. From undiscovered Malcoff and Perry Dale to well-trodden Roman Lakes, Sett Valley and even a thundering dual-carriageway.

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The Peaks & Puddles cycling A-Z: G to L

Continuing the celebration of local leisure cycling highlights on the western Peak District borders, part two takes us from Goyt’s Moss to Lyme, with some flatter inspiration for this year’s rides along the way thanks to Monsal Trail and the Cheshire lanes.

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The Peaks & Puddles cycling A-Z: A to F

January — it’s cold, it’s snowing, it’s wet. The perfect time take your feet off the pedals for a moment, to plan ahead, to decide what you want your cycling year to look like. As a little inspiration for those brighter times in the year ahead, here’s an A to Z of local cycling highlights… both the peaks and puddles.