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Electric vehicles, cycling and the environment
Electric Vehicle Charging point
We supply two power sockets for Electric Vehicle Charging. Electricity is supplied from 100% green sources, reducing the environmental impact further. Guests are welcome to charge their vehicle during their stay. The charging points are connected to the BP Chargemaster network.
If you are planning to cycle whilst in Derbyshire, we have a secure cycle store for 12 cycles with dedicated cycle racks for nine bikes. The Derbyshire countryside is stunning, and there is no better way to see it than from your bike. Enjoy the numerous cycle paths and country lanes across the county. The Peak District and Derbyshire offers all types of cycle routes for every ability. From a gentle self-guided family cycle ride on a traffic-free cycle trail, along canal towpaths and old railway lines to more challenging Peak District mountain biking trails across challenging terrain and steep climbs.
Ideally situated for cycling short breaks and holidays
Glendon Bed and Breakfast is 500 yards from Matlock train station, cyclists can carry bikes free of charge on East Midlands Trains, which connects into to the wider rail network, so great for a few days away. Just pick up your bike, jump on a train and you can stay with us for a few days of fresh air, amazing scenery and hearty breakfasts, leaving you free of cars and bike racks.
There is no need to worry about stocking up with food, drinks and snacks. We are walking distance from Matlock centre which has a plethora of shops, cafes and restaurants, open throughout the day and evening, perfect for cyclists arriving in the evening after work and for stocking up ahead of a day in the saddle.
If you fancy a day of rest, you can leave you bike safely locked up with us and travel by train or bus to local villages and places of interest such as Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Baslow. Our Matlock tourist office has all the information.
Regular road cyclists can do the half-day Matlock moors, hills and mill cycle route straight from our door.
For cyclists who love organised events and the challenge of tough climbs in our surrounding hills then the Matlock Top 10 sportive is for you. There are a range of other sportive events run throughout the year with short and long option.
Cycle routes for Every Level
There are miles of traffic-free trails, easy-going cycle routes, suitable for families and those who like gentler ride. Medium distance cycle routes for leisure cyclists with some hills and challenges and Mountain bike routes for those who want to be challenged!
There are lovingly restored trails on former railway lines, including the Monsal Trail, Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail, Manifold Track, Longdendale Trail and the Five Pits Trail.
The Monsal Trail has to be the most spectacular, a section of disused Midland Railway line that once connected Manchester with London. Built in 1863, this trail goes over some fantastic viaducts, the biggest one being Headstone Viaduct, giving cyclists a breath-taking view as they pedal by!
For mountain bikers, the riding terrain varies from tough, exposed moorland routes to green lanes and bridleways. For a top challenge, and a high-octane workout, visit Edale or the Hope Valley, Jacob’s Ladder, Eyam, Ashover and Stanage Edge. Less demanding routes can be found in the Goyt Valley near Buxton or on the Derwent Reservoirs circuit.
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Cycle hire in Derbyshire and the Peak District
If you don’t have room to bring your cycles, or fancy a change from touring in the car, there are a range of providers that hire bicycles in Derbyshire and the Peak District, some will even deliver to Glendon Bed and Breakfast.
Why reduce, reuse, recycle?
As you may know, most of the work at Glendon Guest House is carried out by Adrian with help from a small group of staff. We are all aware of the need to ensure that Glendon is a sustainable and eco-conscious business as possible and this includes water management, being aware of energy consumption and ensuring that we reduce, reuse and recycle.
- We have a clean towel policy – less washing means less harm to the environment. We use our discretion to decide whether towels need replacing each day, however, if you feel you need a clean towel then leave your dirty towel on the floor or shower tray/bath.
- Our laundry service is provided by a local company. This is a surprisingly efficient way to launder such a lot of items as their advanced machinery uses less energy, water and chemicals with maximum efficiency than domestic laundering.
- We segregate glass from other packaging such as paper, cardboard, tin and plastics and send as little as possible to landfill. All these items are recycled. A tonne of recycled paper and card saves 17 trees.
- We compost all garden and food waste.
- We recycle unwanted household items in local charity shops such as Oxfam, Mind and the British Heart Foundation.
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