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Peak Cycle Shuttle Bus service

Post by Woolfie on Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:58 pm

A new bus shuttle service for Cyclists in the Peak District - spread the news:

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http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/cycle/peak-cycle-shuttle

Please note journey times and booking information will be available soon

Your connection to traffic-free cycling in the Peak District.
Bring your own bike or hire a cycle at a discounted rate; the Peak Cycle Shuttle gets you safely to our outstanding cycle trails.
Avoid cycling on busy roads, fuel costs and car-parking charges.
Sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery in Britain’s oldest National Park.
Pick-ups from the centrally-located train stations in Matlock or Buxton – easily accessible for residents or visitors - for the Monsal Trail, the Tissington and High Peak trails, and the Upper Derwent Valley.
The Peak Cycle Shuttle connects with train arrival and departure times and gives you at least four hours at your destination to cycle and explore our magnificent scenic trails.

The Peak Cycle Shuttle is a new and exciting way to experience some of the best traffic free cycling in the Peak District. The specially equipped vehicle links train stations with the extensive off-road cycle network; bring your own bike with you, or hire a bike at your destination from one of our cycle hire centres.

Sit back and relax as we transport you through some of the most scenic parts of the Peak District National Park. When you arrive at your destination, you and your family or friends will have approximately four hours to enjoy traffic free cycling at its best, just remember to leave time to sample the food and drink available at one of the cafes or kiosks along the route. At the end of the day we’ll transfer you back to your start point.

The Peak Cycle Shuttle picks up passengers at the rail stations in Matlock, Matlock Bath and Buxton.

Booking your journey on the Peak Cycle Shuttle couldn’t be easier, but first you need to decide which of the services is best for you. You can either travel with your bike or connect to discounted cycle hire. If you are bringing your own bikes, you can use either service.


Shuttle BusTravel with Bikes

The Peak Cycle Shuttle will take you and your bikes from Matlock and Buxton rail stations to some of the best traffic free cycle routes:

Monsal Trail

The Monsal Trail is a 8 ½ mile route between Bakewell (home of the Bakewell Pudding) and Wyedale. The trail once formed part of the Derby to Manchester Railway and passes through six railway tunnels cutting through the Peak District’s limestone plateau; whilst iconic viaducts offer views across deep dales cut by meltwater from the last ice age. The Monsal Trail is one of the most popular places for walking and cycling in the Peak District, and has lots of natural and man-made features of interest.

You can travel with us from Matlock to Bakewell or from Buxton to Wyedale to access the Monsal Trail.

High Peak Trail

The High Peak Trail is a 17 mile route between Cromford and Dowlow. Once part of the High Peak Railway, it crosses the limestone plateau offering big skies and expansive views across to the Staffordshire moorlands. The High Peak Trail passes close to important prehistoric monuments including a burial mound at Mininglow and a stone circle at Arbor Low. There are also two locations where the trail crosses grassy valleys on high limestone walled embankments.

You can travel with us from Matlock to Middleton Top or from Buxton to Parsley Hay to access the High Peak Trail.

Tissington Trail

The Tissington Trail is a 13 mile route between Ashbourne and Parsley Hay where it meets the High Peak Trail. The route once formed the Ashbourne branch of the High Peak Railway and passes through the estate village of Tissington, close to Tissington Hall. The Tissington Trail crosses a limestone plateau on a mix of embankment and cuttings, terminating in Ashbourne, home of the Shrovetide Football match.

You can travel with us from Matlock or Buxton to Parsley Hay to access the Tissington Trail.


Connect to Cycle Hire

If you don’t have a bike or the means to bring it with you, the Peak Cycle Shuttle will take you from Matlock and Buxton rail stations to two well-stocked Cycle Hire Centres operated by the Peak District National Park Authority. If some of your family or group already have cycles, we will carry them on these journeys as well. If you travel with us you will receive a 10% discount on cycle hire from either of these two centres:

Parsley Hay Cycle Hire Centre

Parsley Hay Cycle Hire Centre is located close to the junction of the High Peak and Tissington Trails. The centre has a wide range of cycles and accessories to suit all ages and abilities, including bikes for children through to adults, baby buggies, electric cycles and bikes for those with a disability.

From Parsley Hay you can access both the High Peak and Tissington Trails for a bike ride through the stunning countryside of the limestone plateau.

Fairholmes Cycle Hire Centre

Fairholmes Cycle Hire Centre is located at the head of Ladybower Reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley. As with Parsley Hay, the centre has a wide range of cycles and accessories to suit all ages and abilities.

From Fairholmes you can access traffic free roads and tracks that run alongside the Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs, famous for their association with the Dambusters Raid of 1943. The remains of buildings and field boundaries from the villages of Ashopton and Derwent, flooded to create the reservoirs can be seen during summer months when the water level drops.

Find out more detail about our Cycle Hire Centres.


Relax and Enjoy the Journey

The Peak Cycle Shuttle travels through some of the most beautiful parts of the Peak District en-route to your destination. Our journeys pass through historic towns and villages including Matlock Bath, Cromford, Hathersage and Bakewell. We will also take you through the picturesque countryside of the Hope Valley and the dramatic beauty of Winnatts Pass.

Our shuttle is a bespoke vehicle that carries passengers comfortably in the front and bikes securely inside the rear of the vehicle. All seats have a 3 point seatbelt so passengers are safe. Our drivers will help lift your bike onto the vehicle and secure them to Thule cycle carriers, so you don’t need to worry about them. A film about the area is shown on a screen within the vehicle.


Services and Availability

The Peak Cycle Shuttle runs Wednesday to Sunday from July to October 2015.

The Peak Cycle Shuttle makes two different journeys each day, full details of which can be seen on the booking page of our website. In summary, the services are as follows.

Travel with your bikes:
You can book on to any of our services.
You and your bike can take the short trip to: Bakewell Station or Wyedale for the Monsal Trail; Middleton Top or Parsley Hay for the High Peak / Tissington Trails.
On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, you can also choose the longer scenic trip to the Upper Derwent Valley.
On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays we take passengers with and without cycles to the cycle hire centres at Parsley Hay so you can cycle the Tissington or High Peak trails.

Travel to discounted cycle hire:
On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays we take passengers without cycles to cycle-hire centres at: Parsley Hay so you can cycle the Tissington or High Peak trails Upper Derwent Valley via a memorable, scenic tour.
Once there you will enjoy a 10% discount on cycle hire of up to four hours duration.


Booking

The Peak Cycle Shuttle can only be booked online, with the exception of group bookings (link to group bookings page) and for those with mobility issues. If you do have problems with mobility, please contact us directly so that we can ensure that we tailor our transport to your needs.

Bookings can be made up to 24 hours in advance (48 hours for Saturday and Sunday services). Please note that this is a demand responsive service and only runs if bookings have been made.

To be able to use the service, you must book your journey in advance. The service does not operate as a hail and ride, hop-on / hop off or scheduled service.

Group Bookings

If you are a group of more than 5 and would like to travel with your bikes, or a group of more than 8 people seeking to hire bikes, then please contact us to discuss your requirements. Your group can take any of the regular journeys shown on the online booking calendar (on any day of your choice) or we can tailor a trip to take you to where you would like to cycle. For example, we can collect you from the following:
Your accommodation.
A venue that your group usually meets if you are a formal group.
One of the surrounding towns (for example Chesterfield, Sheffield, Matlock, Buxton) and bring you into the National Park.
If you want to do a point to point ride we can take you to the start of your ride and collect you at the end.

Prices for group bookings are available on request - please call Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport on 01629 641920 during office hours (9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday) or email us: info@bect.org.uk.


Prices

Return travel with bikes from Matlock or Buxton to the Monsal, High Peak or Tissington Trails and back with your bike:

Return Fares
£7.00 for adults
£3.50 for children under 14*
£17.00 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 2 children).

Travel from Matlock or Buxton to the Cycle Hire Centre at Parsley Hay including a 10% discount off half a day cycle hire:

Return Fares
£7.00 for adults
£3.50 for children under 14*
£17.00 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 2 children).

Travel from Matlock or Buxton to the Cycle Hire Centre at Fairholmes including a 10% discount off half a day cycle hire:

Return Fares
£9.00 for adults
£4.50 for children under 14*
£22.00 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 2 children).

Please note that no concessionary fares are available.

* If you are travelling with children under three years of age, you must bring a suitable child seat that fixes with a 3-point seat belt in order for them to travel on the Peak Cycle Shuttle. We will be unable to transport them otherwise. The seat can be safely left in the vehicle while you cycle, and will be there for use on the return journey.

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