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“It’s a hobby that got out of hand” says Will Alves, Co-Founder of Glory Days Bikes, based in the heart of the Peak District.

Glory Days offers reliable retro road bike hire and sales and was founded on passion and knowledge in October 2012, initially to provide a service to riders for the first Eroica Britannia which took place in June 2013 on their doorstep. Discerning customers can now rent their retro road bikes for great days out, special occasions and weekends away.

Glory Days specialise in pre-1987 steel bikes of British manufacture. Their good bicycles have names like Carlton, Dawes, Holdsworth and Raleigh. Their really good bicycles have iconic names like Mercian, Woodrup and Geoffrey Butler. All have a unique history and meet their strict criteria.

All of Glory Days retro bikes have been searched out and carefully chosen. They are beautiful, lightweight, responsive and fun to ride! Following a complete overhaul and service they are then given a test ride before being available to hire. They are keen to only offer the best, most reliable retro bikes in their stock. All their classic bikes are finished off with Brooks leather saddles and tool bags containing a pump, tyre levers and spare inner tube. They can also supply local maps, guides and panniers if required.

As lifelong cyclists William and Carol know the Peak District and Derbyshire like the back of their hands. They also run guided retro bike tours through the spectacular scenery of the Peak District National Park, offering a unique and authentic experience. Their package of fun bicycle tours are perfect for small groups and they offer bespoke tours too. For your convenience they will deliver direct to Bamford Hall at no extra charge.

Here’s some positive feedback from David one of Glory Days recent customers:

“Your daily rate is competitive compare with what the main bike hire shops on the trails are charging, given the quality of your bikes. The drop off and pick up service is a big bonus as well.”

Cycling is great way to see the best of the Peak District and maybe stop for a few beers along the way.

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