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Derwent Edge


This stunning view makes up part of  3# Upper Derwent MTB Classic a section of bridleway that sums up mountain biking in the Peak District for me.

Derwent Edge

Bridleway along under Derwent Edge, Peak District

Lady Cannings & Big Moor


It isn’t often we have to get the map out. But will the opening of the new blue grade trail in Lady Cannings plantation it was time.

Connecting up the short 1.4km loop into a much wider loop worked well. We started from Fox House heading over Houndkirk, a few laps of Lady Cannings before dropping down through Blackamoor. Onto the newish bridleway down big moor. Up onto Rowsley lodge onto Baslow edge and then along to (Via the Ice Cream Van) Curber/Froggat Edge. Normally at this stage you can pass through longshaw estate, but due to logging works we headed straight up the road.

Route Map

We don’t just fix them


When we are not fixing bikes we spend the rest of our time riding them. Captured on a recent trip to Antor Stiniog in Wales.

Always good riding somewhere new, Antur Stiniog didn’t disappoint.

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Peaty’s Steel City Downhill 2nd May 2015

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We will be closed Saturday 2nd May as we are taking part in Peaty’s Steel City Downhill, a local race.

We are providing sponsorship for the event, this year for the Juvenile age category.

About the race.

Since 2011 and raising money to fund trail building and maintenance in the woods ever since. It is a not for profit race with everyone volunteering their time and all proceeds reinvested in the woods making it the biggest little race on the calender.

Video from the 2013 Event

Quick Release Skewer Recall


Thank you for your purchase of a Trek bicycle. Our records indicate that you may have purchased a bicycle equipped with disc brakes and a front quick-release lever that opens past 180° (fig. 1). If the quick release is improperly adjusted or left open on a bicycle which also has a front disc brake, the quick-release lever can become caught in the front disc brake assembly (fig. 2). If this happens, the front wheel could separate or come to a sudden stop and the rider could lose control of the bicycle.

Trek wants you to be safe. You should always correctly adjust the quick release on your bicycle before you ride. Trek Owner’s Manuals contain detailed instructions for proper quick release installation and removal. If you do not have a Trek Owner’s Manual, see your local Trek retailer



Additional information on proper quick release adjustment, including videos on quick release installation and removal, is available on Trek’s website at or at support/safety_and_recalls/. More videos demonstrating proper quick release adjustment are available on Trek’s YouTube channel: We encourage you to review these materials and to consult your local Trek retailer with any questions regarding proper use of your quick release.

This letter contains important information regarding what to do next if you have one of these bicycles. Your safety is very important to us. Therefore, if desired, Trek will replace the front quick-release mechanism on affected bicycles, free of charge. This includes replacement of the specially designed quick release with washers if it has already been installed on your bike.


Any Trek bicycle equipped with disc brakes and a front-quick release lever that can open beyond 180º and contact the disc brake assembly is affected. If you are unsure whether your bicycle has this combination, please take it to your local Trek retailer for a free inspection.


If you own a bicycle that is affected by this recall and would like a replacement quick release, Trek will provide you – through your Trek retailer – with a free replacement quick release, including free installation. In addition, you will receive a £15 voucher valid towards any Bontrager product, redeemable through December 31, 2015 at your local authorised Trek retailer. If you have any questions, please contact your retailer, or call Trek on the safety and recall hotline: 01908 360160


We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this has caused you. We value you as a customer and want you to safely enjoy cycling on your Trek bicycle.

Keeping the mud out of your eyes and forks seals!


Keeping the mud out of your eyes and forks seals! #sneakpreview

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Some people collect stamps, I collect tools.


Some people collect stamps, I collect tools. #doingitright #parktools

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New year, new hire fleet


New year, new hire fleet. Excited to offer these for hire in the Peak District.

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2015 Hire Bike preview


More information to follow but it is looking exciting for 2015.

2015 Hire upgrades #trekbikes #brightcolours #adventurers

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Bontrager Rally Helmet


Stock just in…

MBR (UK) – Bontrager Rally.

“The Rally is packed with all of the features you’d expect to find on a £80 lid…and then some. It’s fully in-moulded for added strength, the rear of the helmet extends further at the back for extra protection and it’s bottom-wrapped to reduce wear and tear. It’s also super-comfortable – pop the Rally on and you’ll notice there are not pressure points or hard spots. The Headmaster retention system guarantees a snug fit with no more effort than twiddling the dial at the back of the helmet with your finger and thumb. It’s even covered by a crash replacement policy that guarantees you get a new helmet free of charge if you smash it up within the first year of use.

However, the one feature that we really like on the Rally, which doesn’t even get so much as a mention in Bontrager’s marketing blurb, is the massive range of peak adjustment. Why do we think this is cool? Basically, it not only allows you to adjust the peak out of you line of sight, but also creates enough room to stash your goggles underneath. This means you bump the peak up, along with your protective eyewear, for climbing, and then tear them down again at a moment’s notice for shredding. In fact, all that’s missing from the Rally is a goggle clip on the back of the helmet to ensure that you never lose them. Still, at £79.99 for a helmet of this calibre we’re not complaining.”


About Us

Set up in 2011 by James Irwin, The Bike Garage is a small bike shop located in Bamford, Peak District. Focused on offering high level of customer service, and although we may only be a small shop we stock large brands. Offering bikes for Hire and sale.


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