Cycling in Nottinghamshire
With many cycle trails offering breathtaking views cycling around Nottinghamshire and the surrounding towns cycling is a great way to explore. If you don’t want to bring your own bikes with you cycle hire is available at Clumber Park and Sherwood Pines providing a range of bikes to hire from kids bikes to trial and mountain bikes also providing helmets, tools and maps to help rookie cyclists in the region. If you prefer to get the adrenaline pumping and want to try mountain biking there a range of routes from the beginner to the experienced rider. With many cycle companies housing all the facilities ‘under one roof’ with a restaurants, camp sites and an extensive range of mountain trails. With Go Ape located in Nottinghamshire you can try a range of outdoor activities including cycle trails.
The Ancient Sherwood Route and the Adventure Pine Route are both approximately 20 miles long, the route is designed to take a day when incorporated with planned stop offs for refreshments, activities and enjoying the attractions. There are three road crossing points en-route and a further two within Clumber Park.
Of course if you would rather keep the bike firmly planted on the ground, Nottinghamshire’s many winding country lanes, quaint villages and towns have a great network of roads connecting them all together, meaning you’re never far away from the next great attraction or beauty spot to admire. If you’ve explored Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park already, then just a stone’s throw away is Edwinstowe, teeming with shops, cafes and restaurants and in the heart of the countryside. It’s the perfect stop off point to rest the legs and take in one of the county’s most picturesque locations.
With the use of the Sustrans national cycle network app, which is free on Apple and Android and enables access to over 25,000 miles of walking and cycling across the UK. For more information on cycling in Nottinghamshire click here.
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