Gravel riding in Winter can be challenging finding a suitable route that does not end up being a mud-fest. It’s sometimes better to save some routes until it dries out, but that does not mean keeping the bike in the shed until Spring.
This circuit is suitable for riding in the colder months. We’re not saying that you are going to complete the circuit clean and dry – but it is rideable in most weathers.
There’s a couple of cracking climbs in there to get your heart going. Cafe wise there’s the Cafe on the Green in Baslow and Caudwell’s Mill at Rowsley.