Escape from Sheffield into the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park on an overnight bikepacking ride with Pannier.cc … across to Manchester. Expect The Peak’s famous gritstone edges and moorlands, gravel tracks and single-track roads, the finest cafes and pubs, fire-side food and nightcaps at our overnight camp…
30-31 May 2020
70-80km // +1200m
50% tarmac / 47.5% gravel / 2.5% trails
…we’ll meet in central Sheffield before prepping bikes/kit, and riding straight out into the heart of the Peak District. The ride out to the Overnight Camp is a wiggly 80km, on gravel tracks and quiet roads – exploring the moorlands, edges, reservoirs, quarries, famous climbs, farms, and villages
… before finishing at arguably The Peak District’s best pub. Our Pannier Camp is just around the corner from the beer garden…
Accommodation: Pannier Basecamp
60-70km // +1000m
75% tarmac / 25% gravel
After a hot camp brekky and #coffeeoutside, we’ll making our way over to Manchester via The Peak’s best roads, gravel bridleways … and cafes…
“…a weekend in the Peak District, with Pannier, was one to remember – tough and rewarding cycling, a distinct style of food, drink and camping, and a real depth knowledge on their local area. Having not spent much time riding bikes, they really introduced me to a new world of adventure and, as a bikepacking newcomer, I was made comfortable with the knowledge that the Pannier guides knew exactly which routes and terrain would suit and challenge us. The overnight was exceptional – little touches like a cold drink and cheese-wheel on arrival, hearty fire-cooked meal … and cosy sleep kit in their tipis – really made it” // Isaac, UK
>> Adventure Bike & Accessories
>> Bikepacking Bags
>> Camp Kit (sleeping bag, sleeping mat, liner)
>> Private Tent (at Basecamp)
>> 2 days of guided riding and adventure
>> Basecamp accommodation
>> Evening & morning food / drink
>> Pannier Tourer Pack: branded enamel mug etc
>> Travel to Sheffield, and from Manchester
>> Riding Insurance (required for overseas tours – see FAQ)
>> Bike/Bags and Camp Kit Hire
>> Cafe Lunch(es)
*Please see Trip FAQ/Field Notes for more info, and note about booking travel before a tour is guaranteed*
Nearest Stations: Sheffield
Nearest Stations: Manchester
Parking is available in central Sheffield. Please let us know if you’re planning on travelling in your own vehicle. We can be in touch about opportunities for car-shares etc. At the end of the tour, you can get the connecting train back from Manchester to Sheffield…
Nearest Airports: London / Manchester / East Midlands
The boring stuff. Sorry.
To confirm your place(s) on the Camp, we require a 50% deposit. At which point, we’ll be in touch via email or over the phone to have a chat about your requirements / arrangements. Please don’t book travel to Wales until the Camp is 100% confirmed by us 🙂
Pannier (Pannier Ltd) is a Tour Operator, and is compliant with the Package Travel Regulations 1992. We do not arrange or book travel to and from our Camps/Tours.
Our Booking T&Cs need to be agreed to/signed in order to secure a place on our Camps.
Our Hire T&Cs will need to be agreed to/signed on arrival at a Pannier Basecamp, if you are hiring anything from us.
In accordance with the Package Travel Regulations, Pannier Ltd is is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. At no extra cost to you, and in accordance with The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992 all passengers booking with Pannier Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Pannier Ltd. This insurance has been arranged by Towergate Chapman Stevens through Zurich Insurance PLC. Exclusions: Travel Insurance, and any claim relating to Air Flights.
FAQ / Field Notes
Joining instructions >>
The tour starts in Sheffield (England) and finishes in Manchester (England)
Full joining instructions including parking information, addresses and timings will be sent out to all riders six weeks before departure…
SOLSTICE SOCIAL 2020
Our annual Pannier Summer Social Campout returns in 2020, over the 19/20/21 June weekend. Join us at this year’s bikepacking camp. UK Location TBC, early 2020!