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.

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: 718 m

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: 886 m

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: 296 m

Amber Rides

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

Total distance: 36.05 mi
Total climbing: 1407 m

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: 1214 m

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: 1467 m

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

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: 1159 m

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

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

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: 2146 m

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.