Peak District Cycle Hire


Norco Tactic 105

Sadly the Peak District rarely offers quite as nice a bike as this carbon fibre race bike which I hired in Perth (Australia). But there’s still good choice available with some surprisingly good quality offerings.

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 situation – if you find any have gone or opened afresh, please do let me know and I’ll update accordingly!

General info:

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. A hybrid bike is the most likely offering but some also have more specialist offerings of mountain bikes, road bikes, electric bikes and tandems. Prices vary, according to spec of bike and location. As a rough guide:

£ = under 20 a day

££ = 20-35/day

£££ = over £35 a day

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.

(NB I used to list whether 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. However, these days most hire centres have pretty reasonable offerings, so this is much less of an issue than it once was and I no longer make the distinction on these listings.)

Map of Cycle Hire Locations around the Peak District

TitleAddressDescription
Brown End Farm Cycle Hire Waterhouses ST10 3JR, United Kingdom

Brown End Farm Cycle Hire

Tel: 01538 308313 

Open: See website – but outside peak periods usually only by arrangement

Prices: £-££ no credit/debit cards

Manchester Bike Hire Unit 1A, The Lock Building, 41 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5BD

Manchester Bike Hire

Tel: 0161 769 5050

Open: 9am-5pm every day

Prices: ££

Types of bikes: Small selection of traditional road touring bikes, also fat tyre touring bikes and tandems.

Other: Helmets not provided.

Peak Cycle Hire (Ashbourne) Tissington Trail, Mapleton Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AA

Peak Cycle Hire (Ashbourne)

Tel : 01335 343156

Open: Every day from 9.30am Feb–Oct; Closing times vary, limited winter opening

Prices: £-££

Type of Bikes: Electric and tandems also available

Other: Operated by the PDNPA at Ashbourne on the Tissington Trai.

VeloTimes (formerly the Bike Barn) Rifle Road, Sale M33 2LX, United Kingdom

Velo Times

Tel: 0161 258 8434

Open: 10am-6pm (Tu-Sun + BH Mon)

Prices: £££

Types of bikes: Road and mountain bikes also available.

Other: Their website is currently a bit limited in info on hire, but had some good quality road bikes in 2016. There's no reason to assume the name change has changed their excellent hire service!

Cycle Penistone CIC cafe Old Station Yard, Off St Marys Street, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 6DT

Cycle Penistone C.I.C

Tel: 01226 872310

Open: Mon- Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Prices: £

Other: A community interest company on the edge of Peninstone (on the Trans Pennine Trail) with cafe, cycle hire and cycle mechanics workshop.

Middleton Top Cycle Hire Middleton-by-Wirksworth DE4 4LS

Middleton Top Cycle Hire 

Tel: 01629 823204 

Open: School holidays, weekends, summer 9:30am -5pm (dusk if earlier).
Feb-May & Sept/Oct limited opening (see website)

Prices: £-££

Types of Bikes: Tandems also available

Other: Operated by Derbyshire County Council at Middleton Top on the High Peak Trail

Manifold Cycles Manifold Track, Old Station Car Park, Earlsway, Waterhouses, ST10 3EG

Manifold Cycles

Tel: 01538 308609

Open: School holidays and weekends during Easter–Oct (ring to see if they're open outside these times)

Prices: £-££

Peak Cycle Hire (Parsley Hay) High Peak Trail, Parsley Hay SK17 0DG

Peak Cycle Hire (Parsley Hay)

Tel: 01298 84493

Open: Every day from 9.30am Feb–Oct; Closing times vary, limited winter opening

Prices: £-££

Types of Bikes: Tandems and electric bikes also available.

Other: Operated by the PDNPA at Parsley Hay on the High Peak Trail.

Hassop Station Cafe Hassop Station Monsal Trail, Bakewell, DE45 1NW

Hassop Station Cycle Hire

Tel: 01629 810568

Open: 9am–5pm, 7 days a week

Prices: £-££

Types of Bikes: Tandems and electric bikes also available.

Other: Also has a great cafe and bookshop. Based on the Monsal Trail just outside Bakewell.

Peak Cycle Hire (Fairholmes) Fairholmes Car Park, Derwent, Bamford S33 0AQ

Peak Cycle Hire (Fairholmes)

Tel: 01433 651261

Open: Every day from 9.30am Feb–Oct; Closing times vary, limited winter opening

Prices: £-££

Types of Bikes: Tandems and mountain bikes also available.

Other: Operated by the PDNPA at Ladybower Reservoir - Fairholmes Visitor Centre.

Carsington Sport and Leisure Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST, United Kingdom

Carsington Sport and Leisure

Tel: 01628 540478

Open: 10am–5.30pm summer, closing earlier in winter

Prices: £-££

Types of Bikes: Electric also available

Bike Garage Bike Garage Peak District National Park, High Peak Garden Centre, Hope Rd, Hope Valley S33 0AL

Bike Garage Cycle Hire

Tel: 01433 659345

Open: 9am–5:30pm, Fri-Wed, Closed Thurs

Prices: ££-£££

Types of Bikes: Mountain bikes - hard tails and full suss.

Other: Based in the High Peak Garden Centre complex - near Hitch n Hike

Glory Days Bikes Bakewell, United Kingdom

Glory Days hire@glorydays.cc 01629 812342 Online/Tel only

Delivery: within a 10mile radius of Bakewell.

Prices: £££

Vintage (pre 1987) road bikes. Something very different to the usual cycle hire offering!

British Bike Hire (BBH) 12 Maun Cl, Mansfield NG18 5GY, United Kingdom

British Bike Hire

Tel: 0800 689 3527

Open (for Tel Calls): Mo - Fri 9am - 6pm

Prices: £-£££ (weekly or monthly hire is very affordable, 1 day less so)

Types of Bikes: High quality road bikes and mountain bikes for hire.

Other: 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.