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