Cycling in the Upper Derwent Valley

 Cycling in the upper Derwent Valley


Cycling in the Upper Derwent Valley
Large Cycle Routes Group from 2013


Our video “Cycling the Upper Derwent Valley Family Route” is now available on YouTube. This is a 14-mile route around the three reservoirs  Ladybower, Derwent and Howden in the Derwent Valley.


This route begins at the Fairholmes visitor center and heads out along a quiet road later joining traffic-free bike paths around the Valley.

In some places the ride can be challenging, however the scenery and wildlife can make it all worthwhile.

The Ladybower reservoir is famous for drowning the villages of Ashopton and Derwent during its construction.  The Upper Derwent Valley was also used for the training of the 617 Squadron when they were practicing their low-level flights needed for the dam buster raids.

Watch the video and feel free to like & share and if you have any questions or suggestions please use the comments section on YouTube.

Enjoy the video and if you ever get the opportunity enjoy the cycle route.



Best price on Thule 561 Outride Fork


Had one of these cycle carriers arrive yesterday,  for only £75.87  and that was the best price I have seen them going for and It’s from Amazon!

It’s the carrier you can use on any bikes which have a sensitive frame as it locks the front forks in to place, it’s also compatible with disc brakes

Thule 561 Outride Disc Brake Fork-Mount Cycle Carrier


If anyone finds a better price let me know, as I’ll probably need another one in the next few months.

Giro d’italia 2015


Today is the start of stage 1 of the Giro d’italia, it’s a team time trial (TTT) around a twisty turny course.  This years Giro has  an individual time trial, a team time trial, 7 stages for the sprinters, 5 medium mountain stages, 3 medium mountain  stages with summit finishes and 4 high mountain stages with summit finishes. Good Luck #teamsky #orica-greenEDGE #giro

Riding from Rother Valley to Tapton Lock


Hello & Welcome RotherValley
to our blog page for our video “Rother Valley to Tapton Lock” which shows us riding the route from Rother Valley Country park near Rotherham to Tapton Lock in chesterfield, much of the ride follows the path of the Chesterfield Canal.

The ride starts at the The Old Mill and Stables Cafe in Rother Valley Country Park, it heads clockwise around the lakes and out on to National Route 67 which goes right past the park. This is part of the Transpennine Trail, the stretch between Chesterfield and Leeds forms the main route of the Transpennine Trail (central).

Parts of the route along follow a disused railway line until Stavely, at which point the route goes along the towpath of the Chesterfield Canal.

Each time we visit the Chesterfield Canal more of it has been improved and developed (in a good way) to heighten the experience of visitors.

More information can be found on the work done on the canal by chesterfield canal trust here.

Enjoy the Video