Just a quick heads up as Spring ... (haha) is round the corner. The Via Gella from Cromford to Newhaven (Buxton way) is a bikers favourite route. Be careful though if you decide to go "scratching" though there. From the HolyBush pub to the Bonsall Cafe there is thick dust sediment all over the road. Not just a bit but enough to easy throw you from your bike. I know people have been complaining to the council and local businesses.
Only a matter of time before someone becomes unstuck on that stretch so simply want to give a heads up.