Where to Stay
As the ride starts and ends in Matlock, it makes sense to base yourself here; there are plenty of hotels, as you would expect in a busy tourist town. Glendon B&B has secure cycle storage.
Where to eat
Castleton is packed with cafes and the Bull’s Head pub has good food but don’t overeat as Winnats Pass is up next! A slight detour brings you to Cafe Adventure in Hope, a firm favourite with cyclists.
If you suffer a mechanical out on the route or want to fit a bigger rear sprocket, then check out 18 Bikes in Castleton for repairs and spares or Stanley Fearn Cycles in Matlock at the start and finish of the ride.