Saturday 27th February 2021 9:30am

Starting from - The starting point will be in the car park nearest to the Shipley Country Park Visitors Centre, Slack Lane. (Google Ref: 2J3R+P3 Heanor). Entry to the car park is via Heanor Gate Industrial Estate. It is a pay & display car park - card and contactless. Toilet facilities available. DE75 7GX

  • 12 miles
  • Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres)
  • 3 hr

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Derbyshire
DE75 7GX

This is a loop ride, mostly off road with 2 small stints on the A608. From Shipley Country Park Visitors Centre we shall take a route around the perimeter of the Park, stopping off for a takeaway break at Oakfield Farm, Stanley Common, before returning via the Nutbrook Trail. Although we ride on the road in some parts, this route is not suitable for a road specific bike.

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A majority of the route will follow the bridleways within Shipley Country Park, breaking away for short distances onto roads and back into the park, with a section which takes the ride along the Nutbrook Trail. There will be a refreshment stop at Oakfield Farm (Stanley Common)

The kinds of road you will be riding on are a mixture of gravel, tarmac and woodland tracks. 80% of the ride is traffic-free. A road specific bike is NOT RECOMMENDED for this ride.

A table for 6 has been reserved at Oakfield Farm Cafe. Covid rules apply - a facemask must be worn on site, only removing when seated. Payments are taken via card machine (contactless).

A helmet is advisable for this ride, a spare inner tube and a mobile phone. Suitable clothing for changeable weather. Pay & Display at Shipley Country Park Car Park takes Card, Cash and Contactless (currently £3 for 4 hours) Toilets located in Visitors Centre (open 9am)

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