We turned up and parked at the Wye Dale carpark about 09:15. After a short walk round a windy road into the woods, we found Blackwell Cycle Hire.

We were greeted with a warm welcome and asked to join the already lengthy queue. We didn’t have to wait long before we asked if we had booked bikes for the day ( this would be recommended during holiday periods ), we hadn’t but the staff were quick to find us 4 quality adult bikes, helmets and locks.

We were talked through the Monsal Trail and given a few pointers on where to take in the best sights. We opted to take the ride straight down to Bakewell, we stopped for a coffee and scone in a quaint coffee shop, before we sat by the river and had lunch.

On the route back we stopped off at Great Longstone for a drink at the Crispin Pub and at Monsal Head for an Ice Crean and to take in some fantastic views.

When we returned we were asked about our day and given some other places to visit by the ever so helpful team at Blackwell Cycles. We would all like to thank the team for their help and would strongly recommend them.