Peaks revisited May 2007. Eleven Club Members have a great Six Days in the
Member Steve Langford experiments with Filming, using his new Canon Camera
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the end of May 2007, 10 members of the Club, on 6 bikes, went to the Peak District
for a 6 day break. Unbelievably, we kept dry for all of the 6 days, although
the weather that week was wet and unpredictable nationwide. The Peak District
offers some of the countrys most beautiful, fantastic landscapes, which
meant we spent a lot of our time staring open mouthed at the scenery unfolding
in front of us. The roads are all smooth and flowing, ideal for biking, the
most memorable being The Snake Pass, located next to the beautiful Ladybower
Reservoir. I think all the chaps would have been quite happy riding up and down
the Pass all day, every day!
We visited numerous peaks, towns and villages, and the famous Biking Pub The
Cat and Fiddle on the main road from Buxton to Macclesfield, again a fantastically
smooth and winding road leading to and from the pub, with panoramic views each
side, the only down side being that many riders have lost their lives on this
We rode as far north as Holmfirth and as far south as Ashbourne and Carsington
Water Reservoir, visiting Castleton and Mar Tor and the picturesque valley of
Monsal Dale, amongst many others.
On the ride-outs we covered all types of terrain, as is the usual way when Paul
constructs the routes, we went up and down tracks that Im sure a lot of
the locals dont even know about, with the resulting panoramic views being
On one of the ride-outs we took a wrong turning which fortunately, as it turned
out, took us on a ridge-top ride to one of the highest pubs in Derbyshire called
The Barrel, from which we sat and ate lunch looking at breathtaking 360 degrees
We stayed Bed and Breakfast at The Roseleigh Hotel in Buxton, a central base
for all our trips out, and an excellent place to stay if you ever go to the
Peak District, friendly helpful hosts and a great breakfast. It is located right
on the edge of the picturesque Pavilion Gardens which were a treat to walk through
each evening on our way to the nearest pub/restaurant for our evening meal.
We covered nearly 1,000 miles on the trip and brought home lots of good memories,
photos and videos of a beautiful, awesome part of England, and Im sure
I speak for everyone when I say we all had a fabulous trip. All in all, a great