It’s fair to say cycling is enjoying a boom right now - and nowhere more so than in the Peak District.
This year’s Tour de France may have only popped into the area for a small amount of time, but the legacy it has left behind is there for all to see.
Over the summer holidays there are a plethora of cycling-themed events for those wanting to imitate the professionals to those that just want to go for a quick pedal.
This weekend for instance, the Tour de Peak takes place with a family activity trail from Parsley Hay cycle hire centre on Sunday (August 17).
The main trail route is a relatively modest five miles in total, and takes in the Tissington Trail.
The more adventurous competitors can go for a nine-mile circular route, returning along the High Peak Trail. For more info call 01629 816211.
Those that fancy a longer route can test themselves in the Peaks Challenge bike ride from the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton.
The race, to be staged on September 14, provides a great opportunity to enjoy the spectacular open scenery of the Peaks.
There are three distances for competitors to choose from: 11-miles, 35-miles or 49-miles. To book visit www.bike-events.com/thepeaks.
For those of an extreme sporting nature, the summer holidays provide a weekly chance to not only cycle around the Peak, but also try their hand at abseiling.
Thornbridge Outdoors, based in Bakewell, is putting on a cycle and abseiling event every Wednesday throughout the summer.
The day provides an opportunity to combine a 10km cycle on the Monsal Trail followed by an abseil from a 25-metre viaduct into a gorge.
Bookings can be made by calling Monsal Trail Cycle Hire on 01629 810588 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, for those who prefer to take a watching brief, October sees the return of the Buxton Adventure Festival.
Among the highlights is a cyclists’ question time on October 12, which gives aspiring racers, club riders and beginners the chance to quiz a panel of experts, including Nigel Mitchell - Head of Nutrition at British Cycling and Team Sky, on bike-related queries.
For more information, visit buxtonadventurefestival.co.uk.