My son is absolutely train mad so we knew we had to take him on The Monsal Trail while we were on holiday.
We chose Blackwell Mill to hire bikes from as it’s a set price for the whole day which was perfect as we weren’t sure how long it would take 2 children and their unfit parents to complete!
The bikes we had were excellent, very comfortable to ride (no one complained of “bike bum” thanks to the padded gel seats) and included locks so you could park the bikes up and explore some of the walks, pubs etc off the trail.

Helmets were also included and are compulsory for under 18s. We took advantage of this also, got to set an example for the little ones.
We also got a handy map with details of all the pubs, toilet stops and the distances to certain points along the trail.
The staff were really friendly and helpful and the tuck shop was really appreciated when we returned given the unseasonably good weather we were blessed with.
We will definitely hire bikes from here again when we’re next in the area.