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Our tourist information centres can provide advice on local cycle routes that are suitable for all abilities as well as providing free maps and leaflets and books to purchase.
Nottinghamshire County Council run the guided Rural Rides cycle programme, which is free of charge. You'll find a ride suitable for you, whatever your age or ability. There are easy routes suitable for families and longer ones for serious cyclists.
The rides all follow quiet lanes and off-road routes at a leisurely pace. The volunteers who lead the rides are experts in local knowledge and cycle routes.
Pump up your tyres and test your brakes then prepare to go spinning into the countryside! Cycling is a great way to explore our district. You can travel longer distances, and if you're quiet you'll get to see some wildlife - because your stomping footsteps won't scare animals and birds away!
In Clumber Park, a local National Trust property, there are more than 20 miles of cycle routes around the lake or through the woodland. Clumber park also hosts many Cycleabout events throughout the year.
Route 6, which is part of the National Cycle Network, runs through Nottinghamshire, from Nottingham to Worksop or Derby. Route 64 goes from Bingham to Lincoln and route 15 from Bingham to Grantham.
If your thinking 'I would love to ride a bike but haven't ridden for a while' or don't feel confident, Nottinghamshire County Council offers child cycle training and free adult cycling training.
You can cycle on roads, rights of way and special cycle lanes that are provided in some urban areas.
Rights of way open up the countryside to cyclists who can use bridleways, byways and restricted byways. You shouldn’t cycle on footpaths as these are only for walkers, and you should always give way to walkers or horse riders.
Nottinghamshire has some great areas for cycling, including some dedicated cycling facilities. A few are listed below, but you can find much more if you explore:
We are primarily a time trail and road race club, but our members take part in most aspects of the sport, including Cyclo Cross, Track and Mountain Biking.
BRITISH CYCLING/ go-ride - we are now running along with bc go-ride sessions, for 7 to 16 year olds.
TIME TRIALS - these are the main stay of the club over the season, taking place every Thursday night.
SUNDAY CLUB RUNS - these rides vary in mileage though the year, on average between 40-60 miles, at around 1st group 15-18 m.p.h, 2nd group 18-21 m.p.h. This also takes in a cafe stop. Start time 9.00 AM from the Castle (Near Cafe Bleu) 2 Groups according to fittness.
Visit the Newak Castle Cycling Club website for more information on events and membership.
Newark and Sherwood District Council