Rushup Edge – Your input is required


We headed up to check out the current state of Rushup Edge bridleway also known as (Chapel Gate).

For the last couple of years, the route has been closed although there are not signs to tell you that on the ground. There has already been one consultation on the previous plans. But it is fair the say they were no very well received by a range of users.

Peak District MTB have been campaigning hard on this topic since the work orginally started over three years ago.

You can view the full plan of works on Derbyshire County Councils website here. You have until the 10 July 2018 to submit your views via the online questionnaire.

You have until the 10 July to submit your views on the above plans. Let’s get the word out and share this with all users so that it is clear to DCC what people think of the plans.

Shop Closed 25th-30th May


I will be closed from 25th-30th May for staff holiday. As a one-man operation, I work 6 days a week and from time to time need to close for a short break and also to celebrate my sons first birthday. If you would like to know our current workshop turnaround then please call me on 01433 659345 for the most up to date information.

PDMTB all weather loop


The PDMTB all weather loop is a great ride all year around, but after a wet winter its merits are even greater. Due to the fact it is almost entirely a rocky route, it stands up incredibly well to the Peak District climate. With decents like the bridleway down into the Roych Clough (Pictured below) and the Classic Jacobs Ladder, you get a lot of bang for your buck.

The decent down into Roych Clough is fast rocky and finished off by a splash through the ford at the bottom.

Heading down toward the ford crossing.

The Route

Tradionaly starting from Edale and heading along Mam Tor or I prefer the option of climbing Chapel Gate. Before joining the Pennie Bridleway towards Hayfield and back over the flanks of kinder to finish down Jacobs Ladder.

For more route information including a downloadable PDF guide including a map see the full article on PDMTB. Kierain from Dialed Mag did a video write up/reveiw of the route which is well worth checking out. You can read the full write up here.

Ex Hire bike Sale 2018


Each year we replace our entire hire fleet. Selling last years hire bikes, we have a range of models and sizes. For those who have already registered interest, we will be contacting you shortly to discuss the collection. Each bike comes fully serviced and has had extensive repair before sale. But if you are interested please contact us or come have a chat with us in the workshop.

2017 Christmas New & Year Opening hours


I will be closed from 20th of December until the 8th of January. I am a one-man band and take a couple of weeks off over the festive period. If you would like to know our current workshop availability email me

We will be going for a ride on Wednesday 20th of December from Cafe Adventure in hope, all are welcome. Meeting at 6/6.15 for a fun ride for a couple of hours. Followed by drinks and festive snacks at the cafe afterward. Thanks again for your business over the last 12 months.

Two bikes we have built recently


2018 Trek Remedy, featuring Bontrager wheels, DVO suspension.

Salso Fargo, Hope Wheels, Shimano ultregra brakes/gears touring/adventure bike.

Summer Social 2017 Ride


On Saturday we celebrated Cafe Adventure’s second birthday with a summer ride. Full image gallery is on our facebook page.

Trek Session 9.9


I have been working on this project for a little while. Themed around Aaron Gwin’s 2012 World Cup Champion Trek Session 9.9.

My frame was starting to look a little tired and old, but rather than replacing it. Why not respray and build something new, after all the frame is hand made carbon by Trek. To say we are pleased with the results would be an understatement.

New frame and fork decals under the clear lacquer to protect them from possible damage. New frame parts from Trek who can provide you any small parts Carbon Armour, internal cable routing pads for any bike they have ever produced.

Lady Cannings MK2


Reopen after a winter hibernation, the boys at Bike Tracks (trail builders) have given the trail a revamp.

Designed as a blue grade trail that is fun for all to ride. Pump,Jump or roll the features it is a great trail to improve technique and build confidence. Located on the border between Sheffield and the Peak district. It is ideal to be used as part of a wider peaks/Sheffield loop.

We will be adding a route from the shop to the example routes page on the website. With the second phase of the trail developments to look forward to in the future. Thanks to Ride Sheffield, Bike Tracks and Sheffield City Council

Lady Cannings Trail MK2

Bike Garage Workshop #Brake Pistons


In homage to Park Tools and there feature Tech Tuesdays we are going to bring you a series of short videos. With a number of hopefully helpful pointers. They are not designed to be used as a step by step guide but instead little techniques to help you with general maintenance tasks.

Keeping your pistons pushing evenly is very important factor in brake pad wear, the efficiency of your brakes and how that feels on your lever. All hydraulic brakes should have pistons that push evenly. Pushing the pads evenly and making a nice synchronized contact with the rotor. Having the brake caliper aligned in the center is key.

Hopefully you find the video useful and feel free to leave any comments your own tips below.

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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