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Spectacular rides in Central England – e-bike trials by Halfords

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Spectacular rides in Central England – e-bike trials by Halfords

Bike Touring Collection by Halfords UK

12

Tours

38:30 h

326 mi

14,000 ft

From picturesque lakesides to breathtaking Peak District escarpments, wild Pennine roads to calm canal towpaths, market-filled streets to wildlife-rich nature reserves – Central England offers endless opportunities for exploration. On an e-bike, your horizons become even bigger.

e-bikes are a great way to explore in comfort. With a little electric assistance, hills that would previously have made your legs buckle become manageable. Long distance rides that you thought were impossible become attainable. Untold new adventures are revealed before your eyes.

To give you a taste, we are launching an e-bike trial day. You can collect an e-bike in store and test it out for six hours. The trial is free of charge, just pay a deposit which you get back when you return. To test out how fun e-bikes can be for yourself, find your nearest Halfords store online, book a slot and get ready to explore. For more information and to book a bike, visit: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials.

The 12 Tours in this Collection all start from a participating Halfords store, so you can pick up your e-bike and get exploring. The varied nature of the Tours in this Collection means you are able to test out the full range of bikes available. From easy-going rides to epic challenges, peaceful lanes to mountain biking meccas. All Tours can comfortably be completed in the trial’s six-hour timeframe.

Each of these routes follow official cycleways and traffic-free trails where possible. On these rural journeys, you can expect enchanting views, wonderful nature, fun riding and a sense of unrivalled adventure. There are interesting places to discover on each route, as well as places to stop for a coffee and a bite to eat.

You can choose from a selection of e-bikes, from hybrid to city bikes, E-MTBs to crosscity folders. Each Tour specifies what the best bike for the terrain is.

e-bikes are a wonderful way to go further outdoors. Have a go for yourself and discover some beautiful areas in Central England!

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Tours & Highlights

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    Three counties – e-bike trials by Halfords

    Intermediate
    04:09
    31.5 mi
    7.6 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Cycleways, bridleways, traffic-free former railways and peaceful canal towpaths combine on this Tour, which gets you into nature. Exploring the counties of Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, this three-county ride is one to remember.

    

    This Tour is follows official cycle routes for the most

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  • Intermediate
    01:36
    10.2 mi
    6.4 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Picturesque woodlands, rural trails, serene reservoirs and wildlife-spotting opportunities all combine on this ride through Linacre. Showcasing the spectacular countryside on the edge of Chesterfield, this leisurely ride is one for all the family to enjoy.

    

    This Tour follows cycleways and bridleways which

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  • Intermediate
    03:46
    33.0 mi
    8.7 mph
    2,000 ft
    2,000 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Expect picturesque lakes surrounded by rugged moorland and traffic-free trails through spellbinding South Pennine scenery on this ride through Longdendale. Taking you past Bottoms, Valehouse, Rhodeswood and Torside Reservoirs, this route showcases some spectacular landscapes.

    

    The majority of this Tour

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  • Intermediate
    03:04
    27.1 mi
    8.9 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This Tour explores some of the green spaces on the outskirts of south Manchester. Following official cycleways for the most part, this ride explores Chorlton Water Park, Reddish Vale Country Park and takes you along the banks of the River Mersey.

    

    A hybrid e-bike would be the best choice for this route

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  • Easy
    02:42
    21.3 mi
    7.9 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,650 ft
    Easy e-mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Ask any Sheffield mountain biker about top riding within the city and chances are they’ll mention two places: Grenoside (‘Greno’) Woods and Wharncliffe Woods. Greno Woods has been a mecca for mountain biking for as long as the sport has existed. It provided a training ground for World Downhill Champion

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  • Intermediate
    03:06
    28.1 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This ride explores the green spaces between Leeds and Wakefield. Far from being a busy urban affair, this loop showcases nature reserves, traffic-free former railway lines, calm waterside trails, breathtaking views and plentiful wildlife. That said, city convenience is never far away.

    

    This route follows

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  • Intermediate
    02:40
    24.7 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,775 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This ride explores the pretty towns, dales and rolling countryside of West Yorkshire. Expect peaceful lakes, picturesque rivers and some of the best wildlife-spotting to be had in this neck of the woods.

    

    The majority of this Tour follows tarmacked surfaces and roughly half is on official cycleways

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  • Intermediate
    03:43
    32.3 mi
    8.7 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This ride explores the glorious patchwork countryside that straddles the Yorkshire and Derbyshire border. Expect nature reserves, country parks, rural bridleways, traffic-free former railways and tranquil canal towpaths.

    

    This route follows official cycling routes and bridleways for almost its entirety

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  • Easy
    02:41
    25.1 mi
    9.3 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Easy e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This ride takes you along tranquil canal towpaths and picturesque riverside trails. Exploring country parks, nature reserves, historic sites and the home of Cadbury chocolate, this is a route to remember.

    

    This Tour follows official cycleways for the most part. A hybrid e-bike would be the best choice.

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  • Intermediate
    03:22
    26.7 mi
    7.9 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This coastal classic takes you along the Wirral coastline before heading inland and following rural trails back to the start. Expect breathtaking coastal scenery, invigorating sea breeze and pleasurable riding throughout.

    

    This Tour follows official cycleways for almost its entirety, the majority of which

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  • Intermediate
    03:20
    30.2 mi
    9.1 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Picturesque countryside, idyllic riverside, wildlife-spotting opportunities and gorgeous gravel trails combine on this Tour through the Trent Valley. Exploring traffic-free former railway lines and stunning nature reserves, this Tour reveals the spellbinding scenery on the outskirts of Nottingham.

    

    The

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  • Intermediate
    04:20
    36.2 mi
    8.4 mph
    2,125 ft
    2,125 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Gorgeous gravel trails, rolling farmland, serene woodlands and picturesque watersides – this ride really gets you into nature.

    

    This Tour follows official cycleways for almost its entirety, many of which are traffic-free. Some bridleways might be a little mussy after wet weather but the trails are easy

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    Halfords Bike Store Chesterfield

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an ebike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour ebike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

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    You just want to know, if an ebike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour ebike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

    Tip by Halfords UK

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    You just want to know, if an ebike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour ebike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

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    Halfords Bike Store Huddersfield

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an ebike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour ebike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

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    Halfords Store Wallasey

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an ebike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour ebike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

    Tip by Halfords UK

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    You just want to know, if an ebike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour ebike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

    Tip by Halfords UK

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    Halfords Store Oldbury

    Bike Touring Highlight

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    Halfords Store Netherfield

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an ebike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour ebike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

    Tip by Halfords UK

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Highlights
    23
  • Distance
    326 mi
  • Duration
    38:30 h
  • Elevation
    14,000 ft

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