Cycle Routes in and around Whaley Bridge

Upper Peak Forest Canal

  • Gentle
  • 13.3 miles
  • 17 m

Buxworth Bypasses

  • Moderate
  • 6.8 miles
  • 216 m

Goyt Valley Grinder

  • Challenging
  • 17.6 miles
  • 588 m

Hidden Hills in High Peak

  • Very Challenging
  • 23.1 miles
  • 1012 m

Peaks and Perry Dale

  • Challenging
  • 20.1 miles
  • 585 m

Blog posts featuring Whaley Bridge

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.

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.