Cycle hire establishments in the Peak District seem to come and go with alarming regularity. This page is an attempt to keep track of the current sitation – if you find any have gone or opened afresh, please do let me know and I’ll update accordingly!
For all hire centres, proof of identity and a deposit may be required, and helmets may or may not be provided – check with the individual centre for more information. A pump and (perhaps) a limited toolkit (enough to change a punctured inner tube) should also be provided but you may need to ask for these. Prices vary, according to spec of bike and location. As a rough guide:
£ = under 20 a day
££ = 20-35/day
£££ = over £35 a day
E = electric bikes also available
T = tandems also available
HQ = higher quality bikes also available. These are usually lighterweight and/or more performance oriented road bikes than the usual hybrid offering, but sometimes they are mountain bikes.
Some establishments will range over more than one price bracket, especially if they also offer electric bikes, higher quality bicycles or tandems. Most hire centres also offer childrens bikes, many offer cheaper rates for hourly or half-day rentals.
HQ British Bike Hire 0800 689 3527 12 Maun Close, Hermitage Lane, Mansfield, NG18 5GY
Open (for Tel Calls): Mo – Fri 9am – 6pm
Prices: £-£££ (weekly or monthly hire is very affordable, 1 day less so)
High quality road bikes and mountain bikes for hire. Although catering mostly to large cycling events (eg sportives) private hires are available from 1 day to 1month+. Please note appointments are necessary for private hire.
HQ The Bike Barn 0161 258 8434 Rifle Road, Sale, M33 2LX
Open: 10am-6pm, Tu-Sun.
High quality road and mountain bikes.
ET Hassop Station Cycle Hire Hassop Station 01629 810568 Monsal Trail, Bakewell, DE45 1NW
Open: 9am–5pm, 7 days a week
Delivery: within a 10mile radius of Bakewell.
Vintage (pre 1987) road bikes. Something very different to the usual cycle hire offering!
Peak Cycle Hire (PDNPA hire centres)
E T HQ Ashbourne 01335 343156 Tissington Trail, Mapleton Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AA
E T HQ Parsley Hay 01298 84493 High Peak Trail, Parsley Hay SK17 0DG
T HQ (Mtn bikes) Derwent Water 01433 651261Fairholmes Car Park, Derwent, Bamford S33 0AQ
Open: Every day from 9.30am Feb–Oct; Closing times vary, limited winter opening
T Middleton Top Cycle Hire Middleton Top 01629 823204 Middleton-by-Wirksworth DE4 4LS
Open: School holidays, weekends, summer 9:30am -5pm (dusk if earlier).
Feb – May and Sept/Oct limited opening (see website)
E Carsington Sport and Leisure Carsington Water 01628 540478 Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST
Open: 10am–5.30pm summer, closing earlier in winter
Brown End Farm Cycle Hire 01538 308313 Waterhouses ST10 3JR
Open: See website – but outside peak periods usually only by arrangement
Prices: £-££ no credit/debit cards
Manifold Cycles 01538 308609 Manifold Track, Old Station Car Park, Earlsway, Waterhouses ST10 3EG
Open: School holidays and weekends during Easter–Oct (ring to see if they’re open outside these times)
HQ T Manchester Bike Hire 0161 769 5050 Unit 1A, The Lock Building, 41 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5BD
Open: 9am-5pm every day
Small selection of traditional road touring bikes, also fat tyre touring bikes and tandems. Helmets not provided.