Cycle Routes in and around Goyt Valley

Goyt Valley Grinder

  • 17.6 miles
  • 1930 ft
  • Challenging

Cat & Fiddle Climbs

  • 26.7 miles
  • 3501 ft
  • Very Challenging

Blog posts featuring Goyt Valley

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Cycling Safety

BBC Countryfile’s criticised cycling safety report filmed on closed Long Hill road

Where better to talk to Dame Sarah Storey about cycling safety on fast rural roads than Derbyshire‘s A5004 Long Hill — briefly a cycling paradise while closed to most vehicles. So it was odd that the BBC’s Countryfile failed to mention this fact while using it for background footage in a piece that has been much-criticised online.

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Cycling Safety

Long Hill closure opens a new “Snake Pass” for Derbyshire cycling

The A5004 Long Hill between Whaley Bridge and Buxton, one of the Peak District’s most spectacular roads, is closed for up to five months for major works to fix a landslip. With concrete barriers blocking the through route for motor vehicles, could this be Derbyshire’s next unintended “Snake Pass”-style cycling event? Yes: you can absolutely bet it will be.

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Popular Goyt Valley road closed to cycling all summer?

Update: We’re now in September 2021 and the road is… still open. Which has obviously been a relief for many people who walk and cycle up there, but it’s not clear why Derbyshire County Council’s closure notices were so confused on this and why they couldn’t pin down a more certain, shorter set of dates from the start. 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 potentiallyRead More