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 to unlock every route guide

But for the best value, get the downloadable Pocket Guides and GPX route file collections to take along for the ride:

Anyone who supports Peaks & Puddles now gets access to extra ‘Plus’ website route guides. Just buy me a coffee for £3, that’s all!

Cycle Routes Pocket Guide Collection

• Downloadable PDF route guides in both phone and printer-friendly formats

• Access to all P+ website route guides

Cycle Routes GPX Collection

• Navigation files in GPX, TCX and FIT format for every ride

• Access to all P+ website route guides

Cycle Routes Bundle

• Cycle Routes Pocket Guide Collection

• Cycle Routes GPX Collection

• Access to all P+ website route guides

Each option above includes a link to the special hidden page where these website pages (marked P+) can be accessed. These are all one-off payments and you’ll be able to return any time to access new and updated content just thanks to that single contribution.

What to expect

A link to the complete guide is provided immediately. It includes a route map, introduction, things to note, tips for getting there, detailed stage-by-stage route description and loads of original photos, just like the free guides.

Take a look at the 25+ free cycle route guides for an idea of what to expect with each guide. As an extra bonus, “Plus” guides are completely ad-free — and there are still plenty more to come!

Thanks for your support!

I’m reserving these extra original routes and pages exclusively for supporters as a way to help keep the free website content free for everyone. It’s a huge amount of work putting each of these together and your support makes it worthwhile. Thank you!


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 cannot be held responsible for any problems you may encounter.

Always ensure your equipment is safe 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. But most importantly, have fun!