IN­SIDER TIPS

Cycling Plus - - THE HUB -

STOP FOR CAKES Ram­bler’s Retreat The tea­room is a cyclist favourite housed in a 19th-cen­tury lodge Cream teas, cakes, plus there are garden gaze­bos. Closed Mon­days. Where Dim­mings­dale ST10 4BU GET SPARE TUBES Leek Cy­cle So­lu­tions A help­ful, de­cently stocked in­de­pen­dent bike shop in the mar­ket square. Open seven days a week ex­cept first Sun­day of the month.

Where Leek ST13 5HJ FANCY A PINT? Knight’s Ta­ble Dra­matic, re­mote sum­mit pub with big-view beer garden. Take your pick from its real ales and full food menu. Closed Mon­days and Tues­days.

Where Flash Bar SK17 0SN EAT LO­CAL Leek Oat­cakes A lo­cal spe­cial­ity is Stafford­shire oat­cakes. They are widely avail­able, but the ones from this bak­ery are the busi­ness. Closed Mon­days. Where Leek ST13 5JX THE FAM­ILY Leek and Rud­yard Rail­way Take the nar­row­gauge rail­way all along Rud­yard Lake. It’s an easy way back to Leek, bikes are free and it’s great for kids.

Where Rud­yard ST13 8PF

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