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Hour greatrides motorcyclenews.com/ VIEWPOINT At the highest point of the A6024 there is a car park and viewpoint to allow you to stop and look over Holmfirth and Huddersfield. Also makes a great selfie spot if that’s your thing. Holmfirth to Buxton 32 mi
The A6024 outside Holme is such a great road it was included in the 2014 Tour de France. But don’t worry, you can take advantage of its fantastic and testing bends without having to pedal up the hill.
Many riders choose to simply go up and down this road, or the A635 that leads to it from Manchester and is just as much fun, but we suggest you throw the net wider and continue to Buxton.
Once you have made it over the top of the hill (you can tell you are there when you see the transmitting station) the road drops down and winds and weaves towards the main A628, which leads into Manchester. Cross over this busy road and follow the B6105 and then the A624 as they take you around the outskirts of the Peak District towards Buxton. When you reach Chapel Milton you will be directed past Chapel-en-le-frith and onto the A6 to Buxton – ignore this route. By skipping around the other side of Whaley Bridge you can pick up the excellent A5004 which offers a far more thrilling ride into Buxton. It is more than worth the slight detour and well few extra miles on your bike’s clocks.