There is so much cycling to do in the area but where’s the best place to start? TravelRight have put together a mini guide of cycling outside the City area, with links and tips that we hope you will find useful. Read on for more information…
There are plenty of cycle maps to help you explore and plan your route. This map shows tourist attractions in Nottinghamshire and links to cycle routes in neighbouring counties. If you want to cycle in Bassetlaw, Mansfield and Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood or South Nottinghamshire, then you can easily. Visit our cycling downloads page to see all of these maps.
There’s also the Erewash Valley Trail – 30 miles of waterway and countryside on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border, as well as Sherwood Pines.
Exploring new places away from your local area can both be fun, but there are plenty of things to consider – where can I go? What if I don’t own a car? What if I can’t afford to go?
If you’re going further afield then we can provide you with the skills and confidence to do this. Get in touch to talk to us about cycle training. Or if you’re going with the family, see our Cycling with the family page for tips and advice on how to do this safely. If you don’t have access to car, see our page on cycling and using public transport for tips on how to use the train and go on a bike ride further afield.
Ride & Park…and Picnic
Get the bikes ready, take the train or the car, pack a picnic and enjoy a sunny weekend day in our lovely countryside. Don’t forget your picnic!
- Clumber Park has over 20 miles of cycle routes and bikes to hire too at the Cycle Hire Centre (£7.50 for two hours or £15 for the day).
- Sherwood Pines Forest Park has a variety of paths, suitable for both the family and the mountain bike enthusiast. You can hire a bike, learn how to mountain bike or join a mountain bike rock school.
- The Grantham Canal runs through the lovely Vale of Belvoir. The towpath is available for cycling from the edge of Nottingham to the canal terminus. You no longer need a permit to cycle on Canal and River Trust waterways but please cycle with care and courtesy to others and abide by the Greenway Code for Towpaths: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/see-and-do/cycling.
- There are plenty of parks. Choose from Rushcliffe County Park, Rufford Abbey Country Park and various others.
- Lots of Peak District leisure cycle trails including the Monsal Head trail and Tissington trail. More information here: http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/cycle/cycling-information/cyclingnearyou