Ride Library

YRCC categorise rides as red, amber or green – see our Ride Types page for more details. These routes are provided as a resource to provide inspiration for ad-hoc rides and for ride leaders. GPX file for each ride can be downloaded via the link under each map/ride details.

We are also building a RideWithGPS Ride Library with routes of varying levels.

Green Rides

Millhouses Park to Barlow
Head out via Owler Bar, loop around Barlow (cafe) then return via Holmesfield, Bradway and Totley.

Total distance: 23.44 mi
Total climbing: 715 m
Download file: YRCC_Green_to_Barlow.gpx

Malin Bridge to Hope
Out along Loxley Road, around Damflask, Blindside Lane then A57 past Ladybower to Hope. Return same route.

Total distance: 30.48 mi
Total climbing: 892 m
Download file: Malin_Bridge_to_Hope_Green.gpx

Hathersage to Edale
A fairly flat ride with no major hills!  Along to Hope, then to Edale where there are several cafes. Return same route.

Total distance: 17.26 mi
Total climbing: 304 m
Download file: Hathersage to Edale.gpx

Amber Rides

Chatsworth via Bakewell
Grindleford, Eyam, Foolow, Longstone, Bakewell. Cafe in Edensor (Chatsworth). Return Baslow & Froggatt.

Total distance: 36.05 mi
Total climbing: 1415 m
Download file: Edensor_via_Bakewell_(Amber).gpx

Beeley Hill from Millhouses Park
Out via Owler Bar, down Curbar, through Hassop to Beeley (cafe). Up Beeley Hill, back over Eastmoor.

Total distance: 34.47 mi
Total climbing: 1211 m
Download file: Beeley_Hill_(Amber).gpx

Peak Forest & Tideswell
Hathersage, Abney, Tideswell (cafe). Peak Forest, down Mam Nick to Edale (cafe), Hathersage. Start/end Norfolk Arms pub

Total distance: 43.04 mi
Total climbing: 1484 m
Download file: Peak_Forest_Edale_(Amber).gpx

Down Beeley Hill to Chatsworth
Out via Totley, Barlow and down Beeley Hill, back through Baslow and up Froggatt. Start/end: Norfolk Arms

Total distance: 29.23 mi
Total climbing: 1029 m
Download file: Down_Beeley_Up_Froggatt_(amber).gpx

Red Rides

Monsal Hill
Tick off Monsal Hill from the ‘100 Greatest Climbs’ book – it’s short but steep! Rest of the route is ‘amber’ grade. Start/end: Norfolk Arms.

Total distance: 39.94 mi
Total climbing: 1157 m
Download file: RED_Up_Monsal_Hill.gpx

Mam Nick
Head out through Edale then up Mam Nick, the (slightly!) easier route up Mam Tor. Return via Peak Forest and Abney. Start/end Norfolk Arms.

Total distance: 44.8 mi
Total climbing: 1373 m
Download file: RED_Mam_Nick.gpx

Pindale Road & Tideswell
A challenging climb up Pindale Road from Hope, with great views and cafe at Tideswell. Start/end: Norfolk Arms

Total distance: 32.62 mi
Total climbing: 1113 m
Download file: Pindale_Road___Tideswell_RED.gpx

Purple Rides

Peaks & Troughs
Route of about 65 miles starting from Dore, with lots of climbing. From the Peaks & Troughs Audax.

Total distance: 64.19 mi
Total climbing: 2158 m
Download file: Peaks_and_Troughs.gpx

Jackson Bridge & Oil Can Cafe
Jackson Bridge is listed in ‘100 Greatest Climbs’ book and the Oil Can Cafe is well worth a visit! Start/end: Bolsterstone.