Member17 July 2009 at 1:26 pm
Anybody ride in Nottingham or nearabouts ?
Member18 July 2009 at 7:04 am
Hi, I live in North Notts near to Junction 28 (M1). Where are you from? I havnt done too much mountain biking only getting back on a bike last year after a 30 year break, did the British Heat Foundation Charity Mountain bikr ride last November (36 mile of sludge and rain). Been looking for rides in the area that are not too steep, My wife has just caught the “bug” as well she last rode 40 year ago. We are off to see our son in Dorset in a couple of weeks, taking the bikes and we should spend at least one day in the New Forest on the bikes. Not too many folk from Notts in here but a very friendy and informative site.
Member29 July 2009 at 7:51 am
im down in east leake, j 23 of m1 and some pretty good routes around here (bunny woods, & forests around kingston).
Also ridden in nottingham national forest, up you nr you, some great trails around there
Member29 July 2009 at 11:03 pm
There are some good routes up in the peak district as well but the weather we have had lately has put me off going any distance to ride. Hope the New Forest is better next week. Oh and welcome to the site.
Member24 August 2009 at 9:43 pm
Member24 August 2009 at 10:52 pm
If you want a nice easy ride in the country try Teversal Trails. The visitor centre car park is at OS grid ref SK 479 613. The trails range fron all weather 5 ft wide tracks to 18″ wide winding trails with nettles each side, mostly near level with the odd up and down. Teversal Trails can be extended to cover Brierly country park between Sutton in Ashfield and Huthwaite, Plesley country park and Hardwick country park making about 40 mile of off road tracks.
Member30 August 2009 at 10:30 am
Have recently started riding the trails around Teversal and really enjoy them. I live in Huthwaite and use them to access Hardwick hall, five pits trails, Pleasley country park and loads more.
One of my fave circulars starts at Brierly Forrest Park, goes onto Silverhill trail, Teversal trail – past the visitor centre, along the old train lines into Pleasley and around the old pit site and park, back along the teversal trail (a different way to going – past Rowthorn exit) to Silverhill site. a quick tour of that and back to Brierley park. I reckon it’s about 17/18 miles and is great.
Manage it in about 1hr 45 ish. I try to get on the trails about 3 times a week.
Member30 August 2009 at 12:21 pm
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Member31 August 2009 at 8:20 pm
Hi guys, on the subject of rides in the Nottingham area I took the bike out for a run today. Loaded the bike up at the workshop then set off to Shipley Country Park which has a large car park so no problems parking and enough people about to stop theves. Bike out and wheel in and off I went. From the bottom left hand corner of the car park take the Nutbrook Trail. The trail follows the path of an old mineral railway for a good part of its way, follows the perimiter of the failed American Adventure theme park through Shipley Common running round the outskirts of Ilkeston passing Kirk Hallam, Hallam Fields, the now derelict remains of a once thriving and profitable Stanton Iron Works to Stanton Lock on the Erewash canal. The Nutbrook Trail does carry on along the canal tow path to Long Eaton but as the clouds started to get a little dark I decided to return back to the car along the same route stopping off every now and then to take a few pics. (Just under an hour each way ave speed 7.2 mph, about 7 mile each way, max speed 25.7 mph – data supplied by Motion-x on the iphone)
Member1 September 2009 at 7:09 am
OS grid ref SK 479 613 – how do you find the grid reference, are there maps with all this info on?
Member1 September 2009 at 4:22 pm
Hi Dazza, All of the OS maps have grid refs on them, if you want a good selection of OS maps Decathlon and Smiths have them in stock. (Saves getting lost on a ride). If anyone dont know how to read grid refs read along the top numbers first ie 479 but dont forget to put the point between the 7 and the 9 making 47.9, then the second batch of numbers are 613 so its 61.3 down the side of the map. where the 2 points intersect is the location. (might be teaching my granny to suck eggs here). By the way the Teversal and Five Pits routes are on OS MAP 268 (CHESTERFIELD AND ALFRETON)
Member2 September 2009 at 7:02 am
Hi BMR. That’s a coincidence as I was only at Decathlon yesterday and had seen the signs for Shipley Country Park and was wondering what it was like. Then this morning you post up some pics, looks good. Will take a trip.
Member2 September 2009 at 10:31 pm
It was the first time I had been to Shipley Country Park but like Teversal it wont be my last visit there. It just so happens that my workshop is at Langley Mill (about half way between Decathlon and Shipley Country Park). I would have loved to have set out from my workshop but there is a god awfull hill up to Heanor Road then it drops down the other side to Shipley. Perhaps when I am a bit fitter I will set out from the workshop, over to Shipley along the Nutbrook Trail to the Erewash canal at Stanton then back along the canal tow path to my workshop at Langley Mill. Have you found anywhere else thats good to ride in the area?
Member3 September 2009 at 3:42 pm
Have also recently ventured into Pleasley Vale village and Mill via the Archaeological Way from Pleasley, which in turn was accessed via Teversal Trail. From the Mill there is a trail that I have been told leads to Stoney Houghton, but have not ventured that far yet. Have also followed trails along the train lines around Morton, Pilsley, Clay Cross and North Wingfield etc. It seems a good area to live in for mountain biking.
On the subject of Shipley, I am also a (motor)biker and often go to the MFN bike nights there. Just before the biker venue is a canal and tow path with a car park. I’m now wondering where this goes?