MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILQUESTS & CYCLE
TREASURE HUNTS FOR ADULT GROUPS
IN THE HEART OF THE LOVELY PEAK
DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK...
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
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
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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
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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A well dressed group from Bosch OE checking
their route around one of the local reservoirs...
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 !
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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.