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Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire

The aim of the project was to establish a professional cycle hire business enabling Cheryl to work from home.

In addition to creating a new business has been the creation of a new attraction for visitors. The existing garage was completely renovated to house approximately 50 cycles to hire to all ages of the public in response to the need generated by the opening of the tunnels on the Monsal trail in spring 2011.

The business is situated 20 yards from the start of the Monsal trail with an existing connecting path leading to the trail to allow cyclists to access the trail. Hirers can discover along the way the stepping stones and natural springs, lime-kilns and the old station at Millers Dale, built in 1863 where the hustle and bustle of the past are but a distant memory, and spot the cotton mills of Litton and Cressbrook built in the 18th century.

The business has created new jobs including work experience for young people and has achieved the targeted new cycle hires.

Leader grant £14,912.

Contact information

Cheryl Ashton

Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire 
Topley Pike Quarry 
SK17 9TE


Tel: 01298 70838.