Escape from RCC Manchester into the Peak District National Park on an overnight bikepacking ride with us … over to Sheffield. After coffees and croissants at the Rapha Clubhouse, expect The Peak’s famous gritstone edges and moorlands, gravel tracks and single-track roads, the finest cafes and pubs, fire-side food and nightcap at our overnight pub/bunkhouse…
…if you’ve yet to dip a toe into the exciting world of multi-day, off-road adventuring and would like to give it a try under expert supervision, our weekend overnight tour from Manchester to Sheffield, through the best gravel tracks and single-track roads of the Peak District is the perfect introduction. Tourers will also have the opportunity to wear newly released Rapha Explore products.
12-13 October 2019
80km // +1500m
…we’ll meet at Rapha Manchester Clubhouse before prepping bikes/kit, and riding straight out into the heart of the Peak District. The ride out to the Overnight location is a wiggly one, on quiet roads and as much gravel as we can find… before finishing at one of The Peak District’s finest pubs. Our Pannier Bunkhouse is a cap’s throw from the beer garden…
70km // +1200m
After #coffeeoutside and a Derbyshire Oatcake brekky at one of our friend’s finest cafes, we’ll make our way over to central Sheffield via The Peak’s best roads and gravel bridleways…
“…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
>> 2 days of guided riding and adventure
>> Pre-tour croissant and coffee at RCC Manchester
>> Bunkhouse accommodation and evening meal
>> Sunday Oatcake Brekky & Hot Drink
>> Pannier Tourer Pack: branded enamel mug etc
>> Travel to Manchester, and from Sheffield
>> Riding Insurance (required for overseas tours – see FAQ)
>> Bike/Bags Hire
>> Cafe Lunch(es) and Sunday Breakfast
*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 Manchester. 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 Sheffield to Manchester, if required…
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 🙂
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FAQ / Field Notes
RCC Peakland Ramble
Joining instructions >>
The tour starts at Manchester Rapha (England) and finishes in Sheffield (England)
Full joining instructions, addresses and timings will be sent out to all tourers a couple of 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!