Peak District Away Weekend Sep-Oct 2016

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What

This is a social weekend spent cycling in the Peak District of England. We’ll stay in the lovely Eyam Youth Hostel and there will be planned rides on the Saturday and Sunday.

When

From Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October.

Accommodation will be booked for 2 nights, but you can opt to stay a night before or after if you let us know soon.

How much

Bed and Breakfast accommodation costs £51.90 per person for the weekend. Additional nights may be available at the same rate if booked quickly.

Who can go

Any Oakley Pedalers member is welcome, and we have booked thirty places which will be allocated on a first­ come, first ­served basis.

For anyone who has not been on an OP weekend before, there is a tremendously friendly and supportive atmosphere. Laughs, cakes and encouragement can be found in equal measure.

 

What will the rides be like

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The Peaks are so called because there are a few hills. However, we will be designing routes on the same basis as the Devon weekend; aimed to provide a manageable stretch for the foundation riders, with extra loops to give even the hard­core advanced something to get their teeth into.

As usual, we plan these so that different riding groups will meet up at points throughout the day and share stories.

The landscape itself is wonderful, and we will be showing you our favourite places to visit over the weekend.

Have a look at this for a sample of places we’ve already visited on a bike

Getting there

DSCN0059_smlMr Google says it will take about 3 1/2 hours to drive there, or 5 hours by rail and bus. One good option is the fast train to Sheffield and a 13 – 16 mile ride from there to the hostel.

We are also exploring the costs of a van to take about 15 bikes and luggage, which would free up car space for passengers.

What next

Put the dates in your diary and book from the homepage of our site (form in top right corner). At the same time, let us know if you want accommodation booked for Thursday or Sunday nights (if we can).

For any other details, ask Ed Beckmann (07715 539386) or Janet Lock

(07815 179528).

See you there!

Categories: multi-day trips

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