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MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILQUESTS & CYCLE 
TREASURE HUNTS FOR ADULT GROUPS 
IN THE HEART OF THE LOVELY PEAK 
DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK...

trailquest group
Planning the route for a team about to set off on a Trailquest Competition.

Peak Activities Ltd's UNIQUE  scenic cycling safaris & cycle-based 
treasure hunts & inter-team trail quest competitions for groups
in Derbyshire are run all the year round for groups of all ages and 
abilities as part of our range of corporate events and development 
training.  These are exclusive group events - we regret we are not 
a public bike hire facility and so we do not hire out bikes to individuals, 
unless they are pre-booked onto one of our open courses.  Please don't 
ask us for bike hire if you're not part of a group booking or an open event.

Group Bookings - Telephone :  01433-650345

 

trailquest....peak activities cycling
A company-sponsored group about to leave Rock Lea on one of our trail quest sessions.



Our trailquests and treasure hunts are ideal fun activities for jolly 
groups of complete softies.  Trailquests are a perfect way to enjoy
for mixed ability and mixed fitness parties to work together in teams
and enjoy the lovely scenery of the Peak National Park surrounding 
our base in the Hope Valley !  What's more they are very reasonably 
priced and won't break the bank ! A full day trail quest competition 
for 12 or more people in the quiet season starts at around £69 per 
person + vat with a modest amount on top to pay for your lunch at 
a local inn. In the high season prices rise to c. £100 to £120 + vat each.

Why not combine a session working as a team on a trail quest with, say, 
a session caving or abseiling or rock climbing - or maybe orienteering ?
We have a whole range of activities on offer for all sorts of groups of
friends, corporate groups and sports clubs.





Enjoying easy, leisurely mountain bike rides and cycle based treasure hunts
around local pine-fringed reservoirs along very gentle more-or-less "traffic-free" 
trails and bridleways is just one of the many popular activities we can offer groups 
visiting the Peak District National Park. Easy or tougher cycling routes around the 
Hope Valley are available for guests staying with us in Hathersage.  Cycle just for 
fun or as part of a team problem-solving task and decision-making staff training 
exercises involving maps and clues and walkie-talkies, etc.

TRAILQUESTS ARE VERY POPULAR WITH STAG GROUPS VISITING OUR BASE.
OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR STAG PARTIES & HEN GROUPS.


Group Enquiries & Bookings - Telephone 01433-650345



winter cyclist
We are open to look after pre-booked groups every day of the year 
except Christmas Day. Please call us on 01433-650345 to discuss
your group's specific needs and requirements.

  
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cycling at LadybowerClick for A-Z alphabetical index page

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EXPLORING FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD IN THE STUNNING 
 SCENERY OF THE ACCESSIBLE PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK.


We know the Tour of Britain Cycle Race recently passed through 
Hathersage  but honestly you don't need to be a hundred-miles- 
-a-day Lycra clad macho man to enjoy cycling in the fabulous local 
area around Rock Lea with Peak Activities Ltd.  Our cycle based
treasure hunts and trail quests are a great form of corporate
hospitality for groups of 6 to 160 people !




Peak Activities Ltd.

Places to explore on a Peak Activities' Treasure Hunt or Trail Quest
include the lovely pine fringed reservoirs around Ladybower Dam 
and the Derwent Valley Dams, the high tops of the local moorlands 
and the lush green Derbyshire Dales surrounding  our popular base
in Hathersage. Choose from all day events or half day sessions.





We provide everything you need, carefully tried and tested routes, maps, bikes,
drinks, trail quest clues, staff  support, emergency recovery minibuses, bike
trailers to whisk you off to places off the beaten track, insurance, and so on.


Mountain biking & cycling treasure hunts are great activities even if it is raining.
mountaon bikes on trailer Frank - one of our friendly associates - getting ready to deliver a trailer full of bikes to a group about to use our bikes for a cycle treasure hunt after a fun morning of orienteering with some of our other tutors. Many treasure hunts on bikes and bike rides start and finish at our base Rock Lea, but having our own fleet on minibuses which can trail bikes and offer roadside assistance means that we can also collect your bikes from destinations elsewhere. Peak Activities are one of the longest established mountain bike fleet owners in the Peak District - we 've been running events using our mountain bikes and hybrid cycles for over 24 years now. You can enjoy cycling with Peak Activities on one of our public events ( for example one of our Open Multisports Weekends ) or you can come here with a private exclusive party. We're open all year...and in the colder months this is a very popular group activity for Corporate Hospitality Organisers. ................. Apprentices from Lucas Aerospace on a personal development course. Bookings We can offer pre-booked groups a variety of trips just for general sightseeing and fun, treasure hunting cycle safaris, easy tours of the local area and minibus and cycle trailer supported cycle tours. Cycle based TREASURE HUNTS are one of our most mixed ability popular team building activities. You can choose from half day or full day cycle based trail quests and treasure hunts. We appreciate that for some of our customers it's been a while since they were astride a bike - and for mixed-age, mixed ability groups it's important folks don't feel daunted at the prospect of going cycling again. Cycling famil;y All the staff and their families at Rock Lea are keen mountain bikers. Here is Caroline our centre manager with two of her younger cycling pals by the nearby Derwent Dam. . Big or small, fit or less fit - our mountain bike treasure hunts are great for light hearted mixed age, mixed fitness inter-team competitions. We have years of experience of organising such events, so you can expect gentle fairly traffic free trails around the local reservoirs - with fantastic scenery.


Enjoy relaxing and enjoyable bike activities where you can set 
your own pace and stop and take in the superb views in and 
around the Hope Valley and surrounding areas.  Our bikes are
well maintained and rarely have any mechanical defects but 
nonetheless we offer minibus and bike trailer support - and our 
friendly cycle mechanics are just a phone call or a radio call 
away if you need help with punctures.  All our activities are
 fully insured to the  highest standard.





If you are bringing parties of youngsters 
to Rock Lea our experienced staff are fully 
licensed by AALA to take out under-18's 
mountain biking in very remote areas.
However, we do apply age restrictions &
need to be sure all involved are competent
cyclists before accepting youngsters.

 
Booking is easy - just call us on 01433-650345 with the dates and times you want.

TREASURE HUNTS & TRAIL QUESTS on mountain bikes are one of our specialities !

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CYCLING FACILITIES FOR ORGANISED GROUPS


winter cycling in Hope Valley

A hen party from Rock Lea Activity Centre stop to admire the 
winter panorama up at Surprise View.  From here there are 
superb views along the Hope Valley overlooking Hathersage 
and Edale and Castleton. Cycling in winter is a great activity
for the fit and the not-so-fit !
 


WELL, DID YOU SPOT THE DELIBERATE MISTAKE THEN ?

            
At the top of this page is a 19-year old photograph taken when mountain bikes were 
just coming into vogue in the Hope Valley... and when our centre's director Iain 
was a lot slimmer than he is now !  For many years now, a cycle safety helmet 
has been deemed to be a very sensible & essential thing to wear even on safe 
easy tracks like this one around the Derwent Dam near our base Rock Lea.

            

X-Ray Courtesy of James Jennings after he was hot on the head by a golf ball !


In the unlikely event of you falling off your bikes it is
possible you'll use the item illustrated above to break 
your fall !  To protect even  the thickest of skulls, all cyclists
are requested to wear a safety helmet when out on our 
centre's bikes. The only exception is for Sikhs who are 
wearing their turbans.

  

            

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Team Building Opportunities for Groups Orienteering Sophisticated Treasure Hunts

 

 

Extreme Trailquest Competition :
A well dressed group from Bosch OE checking 
their route around one of the local reservoirs...

 

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Our facilities are available all year round except Christmas Day
but advanced booking is essential for all of our group activities.



Please telephone us on 01433-650345 today to discuss 
anything you have in mind involving ATB bikes, maps, 
reservoirs,fun-filled treasure hunts & having lots of fun !
Cycling is just one of many activities we can offer groups.
Why not combine a half day of cycling with one or more
sessions of caving, climbing, abseiling or watersports ?



Of course, if there's a group of you and you'd prefer 
to try out a bigger saddle and let someone else do
all the work you could always try out one of the 
trusty all terrain models below : -


BOOTS AND SADDLES !

This sort of riding is really ideal for big softies !



Click here to see the wide range of other outdoor pursuits provided by Peak Activities Limited

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Peak Activities Ltd Rock Lea, Station Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley, The Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, S32 1DD. Tel. 01433-650345 & 07771-855105
P L E A S E N O T E . . .
PEAK ACTIVITIES LTD DOES NOT OPERATE A PUBLIC  BIKE HIRE CENTRE.
Peak Activities Ltd only provides events for pre-booked groups 
under instruction and we regret we are not able to hire out our 
mountain bikes on an ad hoc basis to individuals or groups on a
 casual ad hoc basis.  Contact local tourist information centres 
for details of public bike hire businesses in this region.