Holly on the High Peak Trail - Leisure Cycle

Leisure Cycling/Any Bike
Dec 20
2020

6 people attending

0 places left

3 people waitlisted

Your price
£10.00
Event booking closes on Dec 19 at 22:00:00
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40 mile / 60km bike ride with a steep incline to begin with

Seeming I am in the area, I might as well do the High Peak Trail too.  Join Will on a Christmassy ride up and down the High Peak Trail the weekend before Christmas.  Big drunken socials are out, so this will be a socially distanced Xmas gathering, of 6 on two wheels, moving at speed.

The High Peak Railway line first opened in 1831 and was mainly designed to carry minerals and goods between Cromford Canal and the Peak Forest Canal.   Unlike the Tissington Trail, the High Peak trail wasn't originally designed for trains, but on a canal principle with beam engines pulling wagons up steep hills and then horses towing wagons along the flat (of which there is some).  Also unlike the Tissington Trail, the High Peak Trail has a couple of steep inclines.  If you like your industrial history, lots of information boards along this route. 

A hybrid, mountain bike or gravel bike are probably best suited for this trail, road bikes and bikes with wispy thin wheels will likely struggle.  Electric bikes welcome as long as you pretend to struggle up any hills.  Any queries if this ride is suitable for you, send the leader a message.  The route is 60km / 40miles and available here

As it is nearly Xmas, bring some tinsel and a Santa hat for a bit of festive cheer.  Don't forget a packed lunch, top marks for mince pies and turkey sandwiches. 

Toying with the idea of some kind of digital secret Santa.  Will let you know if this ever comes to fruition.

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  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
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  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop. Remember: Face, Hands, Space.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed. Please bring any other PPE items required. Bring a disposable bag for any used PPE.
  • Members are advised to bring their own small first aid kit for personal use..
  • Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
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Image credits: Images 1,3 and 5 provided by Will Allaway and used with permission; images 2 and 4 Pixabay Free-use.

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