Saturday, 24 August 2013

PCL Gala meal at Hassop station

The Management Board of Peak Cycle Link invite you to join them for a

Gala Dinner at the old station, Hassop, Nr. Bakewell

On Saturday 14 September 2013; 7.00pm for 7.30.

Dress: Informal, casual
Price: £25 each, to include

  • A welcome drink on arrival (courtesy of Duncan Stokes at Hassop Bookstore)
     ·     [EG]Creamed Mushrooms with Parmesan and Fresh Tarragon on Toast

  • [EG] Roast Free Range Chicken Breast with a wild mushroom sauce, served with roast potatoes and seasonal greens OR Vegetarian option (request in advance)
  • [EG]Assiette of Mini Homemade Desserts
  • Tea/ coffee
  • A selection of wines and local bottled beers are available for purchase separately during the evening
This is the second year that we have held a gala dinner in support of the work of Peak Cycle Links. It provides members, supporters, other interested persons and their guests with the opportunity to dine in the splendidly refurbished Hassop station buildings, whilst catching up on all the developments taking place at the moment as the dream of a 60 mile cycle route around the White Peak becomes an ever closer reality.

During the evening there will be a raffle draw. Anyone who would like to donate a prize for the draw should contact David Gray [ or Bakewell (01629) 812435]

Tickets are limited to 40 persons and must be obtained in advance from:
David Gray [ or Bakewell (01629) 812435]

Thursday, 15 August 2013


Great news! (although somewhat late news now, due to poor internet connexions and hopeless equipment here in rural France!) Earlier this week the government announced that the Peak District was one of four winners of the bids submitted by the English national parks (see post on 14 April 2013).  The other parks are Dartmoor, the New Forest and the South Downs. This means that in our area £5 million will be available from the DfT, together with another £2.5 million in matched funding from DCC. The linking of the Monsal Trail to both Buxton and Matlock will be part of the work covered by the bid - a major step in the construction of the White Peak Loop promoted by the charity Peak Cycle Links - and there are three other proposed developments within the Peak District National Park. These include links to Stoke on Trent, Manchester and Sheffield. Another £77 millions was granted by the DfT for improvements to cycling facilities in some of our major towns and cities.  This is an amazing shot in the arm for cycling in our region and I'm you are all as chuffed as I am at this news. Click here for the original press release from the DfT.