Ride the Don Valley with Sustrans

by | 11 June 2018 | Hobbies, Retford, Sports Club, Worksop

Bassetlaw Sustrans Rangers have devised a new route for their next social leisure cycle ride on Sunday 17th June, which will be a circular tour from Harworth to Sprotbrough, taking in a scenic section of the Trans-Pennine Trail (National Cycle Network route 62) through the Don Valley.

Also new will be the start and finish point at the Harworth and Bircotes Sports and Social Club on Scrooby Road (DN11 8JT). Meet up from 9.45am to leave at 10.00am.

Riders will set out via Styrrup, Stainton and Edlington to cross Conisbrough viaduct and join Route 62. Descending into the Don Valley, they’ll head east along the riverside path through Sprotbrough to Cusworth Park for a lunch stop at the tea rooms. The return route skirts between Balby and Warmsworth and past Wadworth to Tickhill, before re-entering Harworth.

This undulating 35-mile ride is mainly on minor roads but with some unsurfaced trail sections, so will suit experienced cyclists with either a hybrid or mountain bike.

Their following ride will be on Sunday 1st July, when they’ll be making their annual visit to Fledborough village for a barbecue lunch; see next month’s issue for more details. Then, through the summer, the rangers hope to introduce some shorter, local rides especially for those new to or returning to cycling. These will provide an ideal way to enjoy a friendly leisure ride at a steady pace, supported by experienced rangers.

For more details, visit Bassetlaw Sustrans Rangers on Facebook, contact mail@daveback.plus.com or call Dave on 01777 704317.