I booked the electric bikes which were absolutely beyond my expectations. So easy to ride – if you’re not fit enough to cycle 17 miles these are the answer. Jamie was very helpful and it was such a great experience. The Trail is very well maintained and the views you get are fantastic. If you’re looking for a convenient bed and breakfast I can recommend 9 Green Lane, Buxton. The car park for the cycle hire (Wydale Car Park) is easy to find once you know where it is. I would recommend doing a recy the day before so you know where you’re going. The car park is payment by card only. It is a lovely walk along the river (about 20 mins slow walking) to reach Blackwell Cycle Hire. There are no loos in the car park or at the cycle hire hut however you can stop at a nice café which is only a mile and a half away where there are loos. You are issued with a bicycle lock so you can lock it up and walk up to Monsal Head – well worth doing. There was a nice coffee/ice cream van up there which was very welcome. You can look down and see the bridge down below that you’ll be cycling over. I would book up for the electric bicycles sooner rather than later as they are very popular. Thank you to all concerned.