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The Bike Barn

Type:Cycle Hire

The Stables
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The Bike Barn


Venture into the Peak District National Park on a biking adventure starting from an independent, family run cycle hire in the centre of Ashbourne. Cycle along the family friendly, traffic-free Tissington Trail, with 13.5 miles ahead of you this old railway line will take you into the very heart of the Peak District and will ensure you see a variety of the landscapes it has to offer.

The Bike Barn is open all year round with something for all of the family to hire. With over 25 years of experience in the cycle trade, The Bike Barn takes pride in offering quality and competitively priced hire. With the availability of quality child-seats, trailers, trailer-bikes, standard bikes in all sizes and electric bikes too we really do cater for everyone from babies to adults and we even have something for the pooch! With bookings being taken all year round you can guarantee availability of everything you need, ready for you upon your arrival. Everything you will require for the hire is included in the hire charge; helmets, locks, pumps and repair kits (just in case!).

Your map of the trails (included) will guide you the short distance to the trail and will show the best pit stops on route with the handy tea room and pub guide. Look out for the picturesque village of Tissington, nestled alongside the trail only 3.5 miles into your journey, a must see! Cycle on past Hartington and just before Parsley Hay you’ll find the trail meets The High Peak Trail, a further disused railway line offering many more miles of traffic free cycling and many more wonderful, scenic landscapes to admire.  

Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind and immerse yourself in the beautiful countryside surroundings, taking in the fascinating views, flora and fauna as you cycle past at your own pace, taking the very same route that many passengers travelled by train in years gone by. Look out for numerous original railway heritage along your journey, from the platform at Tissington to plate layers huts and the wonderfully restored signal box at Hartington.

The Bike Barn also offer servicing and repairs, sales of accessories and sales of new and refurbished cycles, we really do cater for all your cycling needs! 

So why not come along and experience the great outdoors!

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Cycle£17.00
Child-seat cycle (fitted to hire bike only)£21.00
Electric Cycle£34.00
Junior Cycle (24 Inch wheel and below)£13.00

Prices are charged per day.
Trailer/tagalong/dog trailer £13
Pup-truck £5 (rack mounted dog basket for small dogs)

Please bring photo ID as a returnable deposit for the hire.
Pre-payment is required to secure all bookings. All major credit/debit cards are accepted


Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups


  • Free Parking - Nearby parking subject to availability. See website for postcode.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Opening Times

* See website (they vary through the year due to daylight hours).



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    Recent Reviews:

    • tonymA5060AE
      Trip Type:
      Brilliant time
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 2nd September 2022
      The Bike Barn is a must, good bikes and excellent help from the very well informed staff. They set us off with full instructions for the tissington trail, with some super bikes Well done to all We... Read full review
    • Helen S
      North Yorks, England
      Trip Type:
      Great service
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 14th October 2022
      Recently hired two adult bikes plus a dog basket ( the pup truck) at the Bike Barn , very easy to book, great directions to parking in the town. Given full instructions on directions to tissington... Read full review
    • Mchugh14
      County Kerry, Ireland
      Trip Type:
      Superb value, excellent customer service.
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 22nd November 2022
      Excellent customer service and friendly staff. Very helpful with the map and suggestions of local tea shops. Great value for four people and four bikes. Highly recommend. Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Situated in the centre of Ashbourne, a short ride from the Southern end of the Tissington Trail. Accessed easily from the A52 from Derby,  the A515 from the A50 or Buxton and the A523/A52 from Leek.   

    Public Transport Directions

    Shaw Croft car park (DE6 1GD) is a short stay car park and has a maximum of 4 hours parking. 

    ​Long stay car parks in Ashbourne are available at;

    The Cattle Market car park DE6 1ED

    Cockayne Avenue car park DE6 1EJ (free all day parking)

    Ashbourne Leisure Centre DE6 1AA

    Fishpond Meadow car park, Park Road DE6 1FN

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