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Tourism Minister John Penrose and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin tested out the new electric bikes to experience first hand the vital role tourism plays in sustaining and stimulating the area's economy.
Mr. Penrose began his Derbyshire visit with a tour of Chatsworth, followed by an informal fact-finding lunch there –including an overview of the tourist board’s current and future activities and plans.
Afternoon highlights included a visit to thriving cycle hire and café business Hassop Station, part of the Electric Bike Network, and a half-hour ride on electric bikes on the Monsal Trail, where four former railway tunnels have recently re-opened to create a continuous, traffic-free eight-and-a-half-mile link from Bakewell to Wyedale, south of Buxton.
I am sure Mr Penrose found the electric bikes an exciting way to view the dramatic Peak District countryside.
Here at Hoe Grange Holidays, guests who haven’t cycled for years have found our electric bikes fabulous fun, whizzing up the hills with ease! We have two for hire, so come along and try them out for yourselves.
Mr. Penrose then visited the Peak District Mining Museum at Matlock Bath, took a cable car to savour some spectacular views of the Derwent Valley at the Heights of Abraham.
He rounded off his visit with an evening reception attended by guests from the private sector at premier, multi-award-winning East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant at Rowsley and stayed there overnight before travelling over to Staffordshire – one of the Visit Peak District & Derbyshire’s strategic public sector partners – for a second day’s tour.
“Both the Peak District and Derbyshire are beautiful destinations that offer a fantastic range of attractions to their visitors,” said Mr. Penrose. “I’m pleased to see the private and public sectors working so closely together to encourage growth and inspire more people to visit the region.”
It's great to see that the Government are keen to support our fantastic holiday destination, The Peak District, as one of the UK's major visitor attractions.
Members of the Peal District Electric Bicycle Network
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