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The Bike Barn

Type:Cycle Hire

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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!

Book Tickets

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:

    • helenmN9571BM
      Trip Type:
      eBike hire for the Tissington Trail
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 21st September 2021
      Very friendly and helpful service. The ebikes were great and we enjoyed a brilliant day out along the Tissington Trail. The Bike Shed gave us lots of details about how to find the beginning of the... Read full review
    • gladallover24
      Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
      Great service.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 25th September 2021
      My wife and I hired two electric bikes for a day out on the Tissington trail. We were both very pleased with the bikes and the help and advice we received. Care was taken to ensure the bikes were... Read full review
    • YorkhireLiz
      North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Wanting to hire a bike in Ashbourne? Go nowhere but here!
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 29th September 2021
      I contacted John at the bike barn by email several times before visiting. He replied straight away even though it was an evening. We actually visited when in ashbourne and hired two bikes an e bike... 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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