The East Midlands is one several regions of England, and it is comprised of the eastern half of the original region of the Midlands. The many areas that constitute the East Midlands include Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and the majority portion of Lincolnshire. Some would say that a more succinct definition of the East Midlands includes the City of Petersborough and Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire. Whatever the true dividing line is, the East Midlands area is perfect for mountain biking.
Some of the special routes include Carsington Water, Tissington Trail, Clumber Park, Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Shipley Country Park, Cloud Trail, Conkers, Brampton Valley Way, Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs, Ashover, Belvoir Loop, Borrough Hill, Buxton – Goyt Valley, Edale Loop – Jacob’s Ladder, Eyam – Bakewell, Hope Valley – Win Hill, Ladybower – Doctor’s Gate – Cut Gate Path, Stanage Edge, Tissington and High Peak Circuit, and Cycle Routes in Lincolnshire.
Let’s take a look at some of the cycle routes in Lincolnshire. The dozing country lanes, picturesque cycle paths, and various sections of the National Cycle Network make it easy to explore all the nooks and crannies of Lincolnshire on your mountain bike. There are cycle route leaflets, maps, and a countryside access map provided by the city for people that want to engage in the mountain biking tourism in the city. Most are beginner routes so they should be relatively easy. All the routes listed above are for leisure rides so they should be especially good for people of all ages.
Let’s take a look at Carsington Water. This is an inviting environment that encourages people to learn new activities and skills. The off road path goes around the reservoir with sharp hills that can catch you by surprise but mostly provide a thrilling jolt of fun into your life as your ride along the trail. It’s open every day of the year except Christmas Day. There are several amenities like boats, car parking, café, toilets, gift shops, bike hire from one hour all the way up to one day, changing rooms, and hot showers. What’s great about this trail is you can engage in so many other activities if you get bored of biking. Sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, raft building, and orienteering are some of the activities you can engage in.
Tissington Trail Derbyshire is another trail that is found to be fun in the East Midlands. There are clear signposts on routes, a visitor map, and a flat route suitable for all ages. It is one of the oldest trails in the area. It runs from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay in Buxton, and it is open year round. The facilities of parking, cafes, and toilets are available for people that want to enjoy those amenities without compromising on their bike riding experience. These facilities can encourage the bike rider to enjoy his experience more because he will be less burdened by distractions that could detract from his bike riding experience. No one is more accustomed to these trails than the locals who find themselves on the trails more than the tourists. That’s how good they are. Try them out and get a good workout in in the East Midlands. There are dozens of cyclists to help get you started.
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