This has to be the best way to see Bakewell. We had excellent advice on the phone and were able to book our bikes for the next day. There is a big car park near by which only takes credit card payments. The easy 10 mins walk to the bike hire shop is lovely.All the staff were very friendly and helpful, they gave us great tips on the best places to stop and eat or stop for the best views. We got all the way into Bakewell, where there is a steep downhill into the town so take it steady and we managed to park and lock our bikes near Boots. We found a great tea shop called Bakewell Tart and sat in their delightful courtyard and we can recommend the Bakewell Pudding. We could have locked our bikes in the court yard if we had known. We needed the extra energy for the steep road out of Bakewell back to the trail which is where my e-bike really paid off!! If in doubt, treat yourself to one of their comfortable and easy to ride e-bikes. The trail was busy but still enjoyable. We would definitely go again and it was definitely the right place to start and end.