The Alpkit Big Shakeout is back with a weekend of adventure and entertainment in the heart of the Peak District. To celebrate the festival’s return, we’ve compiled a Collection of awesome bike rides starting right from the campsite. Whether you’re into MTB, road, gravel or family-friendly tours, you’ll find inspiration here.
For mountain bikers, we showcase some classic Derbyshire bridleways, wonderful moorland singletrack, bone-shaking downhills and technical woodland descents. For road riders, we take on some iconic climbs, feverishly-fast descents and winding country lanes with great views. For gravel riders, we reveal miles of dusty farm tracks, serene bridleways and time-frozen former railway line trails.
Each Tour explores interesting sites, breathtaking viewpoints and places where you can sample local delicacies. So, what are you waiting for? Strap on your helmet and discover the epic riding nearby!
To see our festival hiking Collection, click here: komoot.com/collection/1319754.
The Alpkit Big Shakeout will take place at the Thornbridge Outdoors Centre. The format is simple: active days and entertaining evenings.
Day activities include wild swimming, learning the art of tarpology, food foraging and axe-throwing. When the sun goes down, you can watch adventure films, listen to live music or simply chat with new and old friends around the campfire.
If you have a taste for adventure, want to be inspired and try something new, the Big Shakeout is for you. It's a not-for-profit festival run by Alpkit, the outdoor retailer, with all proceeds donated to the Alpkit Foundation. This is Alpkit’s independent charity, set up to remove barriers to getting outdoors and experiencing wild places.
Location: Thornbridge Outdoors Centre, Great Longstone, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1NY. Tickets available from alpkit.com/bigshakeout.
This Tour explores classic Derbyshire bridleways around Longstone Moor, beyond Eyam and around Stoney Middleton. Expect fast descents on roots, rocks and gravel, some technical sections and breathtaking views throughout.
The ride begins as a road ascent through Great Longstone and onto Longstone Edge…
Picturesque lanes through meadows lined with drystone walls, challenging climbs in dappled tree shade, rolling views, sleepy villages and country estates — this ride showcases some superb riding around Bakewell.
To begin, follow lanes to Ashford in the Water, pick up the A6 briefly and then let the first…
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This challenging circuit makes a loop of the Peak District's best traffic-free cycleways: the Monsal Trail and the High Peak Trail. Taking you along former railway lines through idyllic dales and countryside, it feels like a ride back in time.
To begin, go west on the Monsal Trail; through tunnels, over…
This leisurely Tour takes you to the beating heart of the Peak District, Bakewell. A place of tradition, beauty, lazy afternoons and, of course, famous pudding, the market town and its surroundings are a delight to explore.
The ride begins as a steady descent along the Monsal Trail, a former railway line…
Rough farm tracks, dusty riverside paths, idyllic former railway trails and gently-undulating country lanes — this ride showcases the gorgeous gravel around Bakewell, Chatsworth and Longstone Edge.
To begin, head east along the Monsal Trail to its end, just beyond Bakewell. Head right along Coombs Road…
This ride explores the characterful country lanes around Monsal Head, Tideswell and Taddington. With exhilarating descents, testing climbs, idyllic countryside and epic views, this Tour packs a lot of interest into a couple of hours.
To begin, climb steadily through Great Longstone and Little Longstone…
This Tour reveals the breathtaking beauty of the White Peak. A place of rugged landscapes, wild hills and sleeping dragons, this challenging gravel ride is one to remember.
Start by heading west on the Monsal Trail; through tunnels, over the glorious Headstone Viaduct, past Litton Mill and across the…
This ride showcases what MTB in the Peak District is all about. Flowing moorland singletrack, steep woodland thrashes, rocky bridleways, technical gritstone — and epic views.
The Tour begins as a steady descent along the Monsal Trail to the former Bakewell Railway Station. Here, leave the trail and climb…
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