Fancy a day off from being spun around in all directions, or trying to communicate with CBeebies characters at Alton Towers?
All you need to do first, is to choose where you fancy going and what cycle hire place you’re going to use.
Churnet Valley Cycle Hire, based in the beautiful valley just minutes from Alton Towers, is a great place to hire your bike.
They’ll even deliver your bikes to the accommodation you’re staying in!
The beauty of cycling in the Churnet Valley, apart from its history, beauty and availability of places to eat and drink, is that it has a nice flat abandoned railway track to cycle on. So very few, if any hills.
Hidden in the valley, next to Lords Bridge is the Ramblers Retreat. An amazing little cafe/restaurant with a beautiful garden nestling among the trees, hills and rock formations.
Dimmingsdale has been named a site of scientific interest and is a haven for foxes, badgers, deer and a large selection of birdlife.
Earls Drive, which used to run right up to Alton Towers, provides an easy track to enjoy a ride right through the middle of these ancient woodlands.