Full speed ahead for the first Peak District cycling festival

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Cycling enthusiasts are gearing up for some fun, fresh air and fitness as the first-ever Peak District Cycling Festival rolls closer.

The nine-day celebration, which starts on September 9, boasts more than 60 rides and bike-related activities for people to try.

David James, chief executive of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, said: “We’re keen to position the Peak District as the UK’s capital of cycling and this Festival is one way to achieve this.” Annie Last, Olympic mountain biker and patron of the Peak District Cycling Festival, added: “I’d urge everyone to get on their bike and explore some of the best cycling country they’ll ever experience.” Visit www.visitpeakdistrict.com/pdcf for details.