Station to Station Rides

All aboard for adventure! By using trains to connect the start and end of a cycle route, it’s possible to cover greater distance and see more places without needing to double-back in a loop.

This special extra page suggests how to connect two stations on the same railway line into an interesting cycling excursion — not just using the most obvious or direct route but diverting off to enjoy off-road paths, quiet lanes, history and scenic views.

What’s included

Five rides are included so far:

  • Stockport to Macclesfield
  • Reddish North to Chinley
  • Manchester Oxford Road to Buxton
  • Cheadle Hulme to Goostrey
  • New Mills Central to Bamford

The page includes maps, a quick introduction and basic tips for each Station to Station Ride. GPX, TCX and FIT files for each route are also included in the Cycle Routes GPX Collection.

How to unlock

This is an exclusive extra page for Peaks & Puddles supporters.

Support the website for £10 to access everything…

Become a Peaks & Puddles + supporter for a one-off contribution and you’ll get access to all these exclusive extra pages — plus downloadable, phone-friendly Pocket Guides and over 70 GPX navigation files to take along for the ride.

Peaks & Puddles +

• Cycle Routes Pocket Guide Collection

• Cycle Routes GPX Collection

• Access to all P+ website route guides

• One-off contribution, supporting my work and website running costs

What to expect

You’ll be provided immediately with the link to a hidden page where all these extra downloads and guides (marked P+) can be accessed. Return any time to access new and updated content just thanks to that single contribution. As an extra bonus, I’ve made sure “Plus” guide pages are completely ad-free.

Thanks for your support!

I’m reserving these extra original routes and pages exclusively for supporters. The one-off contribution supports my work and website costs, with miles of cycling inspiration in return. This online guidebook is still growing, I’m nowhere near done yet, so it’s a great investment in my future plans. Thank you!


Original photography, words and design by Anthony Sheridan unless indicated otherwise. Found this guide helpful? Buy me a coffee to help keep the wheels turning!

The all-important disclaimer: While great care and attention has been put into gathering these routes, ensuring details are accurate and determining their suitability, all information should be used as a guide only and is not a replacement for using your own judgement or research when setting out on new adventures. Peaks & Puddles/the author cannot be held responsible for any issues that may arise from the riders own decision to ride a section of indicated route.

Always ensure your equipment is safe and legal for use and that you are well prepared, carrying everything necessary including access to a good map. Follow the Highway Code and the Countryside Code at all times. Respect the landscape, the wildlife and the people you encounter. And after all that, have fun!