Here is Mike’s account of his 2-day trip to Derbyshire.
“Inspired to share by Sarah Mee’s account of her trip on the North Coast 500, here’s my mini bike packing adventure. Just two days, to Monyash, near Bakewell and back.
Day one: Home to Monyash – 91 miles via Ashbourne.
Day two: Monyash to home – 79 miles via Ilkeston.
Both routes were a mix of tarmac and gravel: B-roads, disused railway tracks, canal towpaths and some rocky hillside tracks in Derbyshire.
The route home took me up Rowsley Bar – definitely a challenge with my fully laden bike weighing in at over 25kg.
Fab experience; highly recommended.”