ovo tour of britain cycling race 2017With fabulous forests, alluring lakes and stunning views, Newark and Sherwood have a lot to offer both on-road and off-road cyclists. This year, the Tour of Britain is returning to the region in September, as is the local Festival of Cycling that has introduced many young people to the sport and made it a firm favourite.

The region is located on the National Cycle Network, taken in by Sustrans cycle routes 6, 64, 645 and 647; Sherwood Pines and Sherwood Forest are included as routes in the Mountain Bike Guide Nottinghamshire; and Newark & Sherwood District Council lists many cycling friendly paths and parks on its website.

Cyclists at Sherwood PinesThere are numerous local cycling clubs, and as a result the area is perfectly equipped for visiting cyclists, with cafes offering coffee and cake stops and cycling shops for rental, repairs and maintenance. Many accommodation providers are also cyclist friendly and visiting cyclists are warmly welcomed. For example, Dunstall Barns self-catering accommodation in Sutton on Trent has a bike shed and outside washing facilities for cyclists, while Blue Barn self-catering cottage near Southwell also offers safe overnight bike storage. The region has a wide choice of self-catering options plus B&Bs, which can be explored in our accommodation section.


Watch our video and see for yourself

Please watch our photo video below, which contains images taken by the wonderful cyclists in the Breeze North Notts women-only cycling group over the Autumn and Winter 2017/2018 as they wheeled their way across our region and made many a cake and coffee pit stop! Thank you Breeze North Notts for sharing these fabulous images – if you like them, there are more on our Cycling in Newark and Sherwood Pinterest page.


Previous posts 2018

A superior shopping experience in Newark and Sherwood, Mar 19, 2018

Music festivals for all tastes in Newark & Sherwood, Mar 13, 2018

Follow the Easter bunny to Newark & Sherwood, Mar 5, 2018


Have a wonderful wedding in Newark & Sherwood, Feb 27, 2018

If antiques are your thing, you will love Newark and its surrounds, Feb 19, 2018

Discover interesting outdoor skills in Newark and Sherwood, Feb 10, 2018

February half term fun in Newark & Sherwood, Feb 5, 2018


Preserving the coal mining past of Newark and Sherwood, Jan 29, 2018

Relive Civil War history in Newark and Sherwood, Jan 22, 2018

Experience the legacy of Newark and Sherwood’s great Dukes of old, Jan 15, 2018

Southwell holds some historic surprises for visitors, Jan 8, 2018

Follow the legends and tales of King John across Newark & Sherwood, Jan 2, 2018


Previous posts 2017

Seasonal sale – grab a Christmas bargain in Newark & Sherwood, Dec 2017

One weekend, five Christmas markets – wrap up festive gift shopping in Newark & Sherwood, Nov 5, 2017


Where to go on Bonfire Night in Newark and Sherwood, Oct 24, 2017

It’s festival time in Southwell – come and celebrate the Bramley Apple, Oct 9, 2017


Take your dog on holidays to Newark and Sherwood, Sept 27, 2017

Things to do at Halloween in Newark & Sherwood, Sept 12, 2017


Where to cycle in Newark and Sherwood, August 31, 2017

The Major Oak Woodland Festival at Sherwood Forest, August 20, 2017

Experience something new on holidays in Newark and Sherwood, August 9, 2017


Focus on Laxton – a living history village, with a national museum, July 28, 2017

Get nostalgic at Newark and Sherwood events, July 20, 2017

Where to take the kids for the summer holidays in Newark & Sherwood, July 12, 2017

Literary and poetry events in Newark and Southwell, July 3, 2017


Exciting new plans for Sherwood Forest, June 27, 2017

Visit Sherwood Forest and be prepared to want to stay, June 22,2017

Take your Dad to Newark for Fathers’ Day, June 12, 2017

Something for everyone at Newark Festival, June 1, 2017