Ride west with Sustrans

by | 11 July 2017 | Retford, Sherwood, Sports Club, Worksop

The next social leisure cycle ride organised by Bassetlaw volunteer rangers takes place on Sunday 16th July from Worksop. We meet from 9.45am at the Manton Sports Club on Retford Road for a 10.00am start.

We’ll head out of town via Kilton and Gateford to traverse Owday Wood on our way to Woodsetts, where we’ll join National Cycle Network (NCN) route 674 and follow the Bluebell Way. Reaching Thurcroft, we’ll turn west to Ulley, then south on NCN 6 to the Rother Valley country park for our lunch stop at the visitor centre.

Our return route follows NCN 6 right through to Worksop. Although the first part is hilly, from Harthill it’s generally downhill through Thorpe Salvin, with a scenic section along the Chesterfield Canal towpath — the ‘Cuckoo Way’.
The total distance will be around 35 miles. As this route uses a mix of minor roads, bridleways and trails, some of which are rough in places, a mountain bike or hybrid is recommended. Riders under 18 are welcome but should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Our August ride will be on the 20th, heading south from Retford — more details in the next issue. In the meantime, Newark rangers will be leading a ride to Temple Bruer on Sunday 6th August. For more details, contact mail@daveback.plus.com or call Dave on 01777 704317.

Sustrans is the national sustainable transport charity — making it easier for people to walk and cycle. You can find out more on www.sustrans.org.uk.