We stayed locally and wanted to do some cycling during our Spring break.
Blackwell Mill cycle hire were the best price on the Monsal trail. Starting the opposite end of this cycle frail along the old railway track. The gradients are gentle and Bakewell is around 1 1/2 hours. Which makes a good halfway house. We did this on Monday which turned out to be market day. So plenty of treats over lunch. Slightly longer on the way home as it was uphill. The route takes you through illuminated tunnels and over viaducts through the stunning Derbyshire countryside.
This has to be my favourite day of the holiday. The staff were Friendly and the hire well equipped and organised.