Welcome to the festival!

The aim of our festival is to support, excite and inspire locals who enjoy cycling as well as those who perhaps have never ridden a bike in their lives. 

We have teamed up with British Cycling, Newark Castle Cycle Club, Sherwood Pines and the Velo Club Flintham along with other local partners to offer a wide range of activities when the tour visits the district.

We are hoping that there is lots of appeal for families and the next generation of tour riders!

Festival Programme

The festival programme for 2018 is being planned and new events will continue to be added each week.

Family rides at Sherwood Pines

Whether you've just bought your first bike, or you're happy shredding through rock gardens, Sherwood Pines offers a fantastic opportunity for natural cycling. From a fun day out with the kids on the Green Family Trail, to adventurous MTB routes around the outer limits of the forest. Bike hire and forest cafe available.

Family Rides at Clumber Park

Get active and explore Clumber Park the best way possible - on a bike! You can bring your own bikes, or alternatively our friendly cycle hire hub team have the expertise to match you to the perfect bike for a comfortable ride. Explore over 20 miles of beautiful trails through a variety of woodland and park landscapes.

Sunday 2 September
Velo Flintham Club Ride

Join the friendly local club for their regular Sunday ride. The ethos of the club is to support all abilities, to welcome beginner riders and to have fun.

Saturday 8 September
Watch the Tour of Britain in Newark and Sherwood!

Sunday 9 September
Cycle Live Notts Ride the Tour

To celebrate the Tour of Britain coming to Nottinghamshire again this year, Cycle Live is delighted to announce the Cycle Live Notts Tour Ride on Sunday 9 September.
This event will give participants the chance to ride the same Nottinghamshire route as the longest stage of this year’s Tour of Britain – all 140 miles of it!

Sunday 16 September
Let’s Ride Nottingham 

The roads are being closed to traffic in Nottingham on Sunday 16 September as the city hosts a street festival for anyone on a bike.

Music, food and drink, fun and games, demos, giveaways, activities, challenges, face painting – it’s all happening.

It’s free to enter, you get to see your city in a different way and it’s a fun, active, family-friendly day out. You don’t have to go the 5k distance – just as much or as little as you want. And you don’t need to be an experienced cyclist – there are no cars on the road, you can wobble, zig-zag and stop as much as you like.

You just need to be up for some fun. Everyone’s invited – see you there!

Getting involved

Help us to make the festival brilliant fun for everyone!

If you would like to send us an idea for an event or offer some help towards the festival please get in touch.

Email sportsdevelopment@active4today.co.uk

Local cycling clubs and groups

Get into cycling

The British Cycling website has some new ‘How to get into’ pages for anyone who has caught the cycling bug and wants to get more serious.

 For family riders visit lets ride

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