Does anyone know if it is possible to hire bikes in Stoke on trent itself and go around the whereabouts by bike?
The City Council website might help, just follow this link stoke.gov.uk/ccm/…
There are lots of cycle routes throughout the city but I'm not aware of cycle hire.
In the Staffordshire Moorlands which is quite close by there are cycling routes in the Manifold Valley - try this link or Google Cycling in the Manifold Valley. Hope you enjoy your visit.
This is a strong cycling area - rather than hire a bike why not buy a hand made frame from Brian Rourke ;-)
I know there wasa scheme set up a few months ago from Stoke rail station, just google it ?
Peak District is a tourist rambling / cycling area but nearly an hour out of Stoke - as the previous poster said it might be best to enquire at the large bike sales shops and see if they hire out ?