Boston? New York? Lincoln! - East Mids Road Cycle Day 3

Road Cycling
May 02
2022

5 people attending

3 places left

Your price
£12.50
Event difficulty background shape EventDifficulty
Easy Moderate Very Hard
114km (71 miles) with only one hill of any consequence

Boston? New York? Lincoln! is a three-day cycle around the East Midlands from Leicester, taking in Boston, New York (yes - New York) and Lincoln . . .

Our ride today first takes us south out of Lincoln towards Newark-on-Trent.  Situated on the banks of the River Trent, Newark is a picturesque town steeped in history. The ruins of Newark Castle right on the Trent provide the town with a unique character. Though the current remains were built in the early 12th century, there has been a castle on the site since 1068 and it was partly destroyed in 1646 at the end of the English Civil War.

After looking around Newark and perhaps a quick visit to the castle, and some tea and cake (!), we will continue south through Nottinghamshire and into Leicestershire.

We'll stop en route for lunch and, if they are open, at the Colston Bassett or Long Clawson dairy farm shops, where we can get some of Leicestershire's famous (and excellent) Red Leicester and Blue Stilton cheeses.

We then head into Leicester through Watermead Park, past the National Space Center, through Abbey Park and the city centre, before ending our ride at Leicester railway station.

The cycle will be relatively easy, but long at approximately 114km (71 miles) with 350m (1148ft) of elevation, but you'll need to be a confident road cyclist, as a lot of the distance is on-road (albeit mostly relatively quiet country roads).  The proposed route can be viewed and the GPX downloaded from Cycle.travel here.  

If you have any questions about the event or the route please contact Skip.

 

IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete the Cycling Participation Statement in addition to booking your event space before attending a cycling event.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.

 

Image credits: Images 1, 2, 4 & 5: Pixabay public domain free use;  Image 3: provided by the event leader and permission is granted to ODL for use and re-use.

Newark Castle
Newark Trent Bridge
Cycling ODL
Stilton Cheese
Newark Castle
Newark Castle
Newark Trent Bridge
Cycling ODL
Stilton Cheese
Newark Castle

Location

53.229161051953, -0.54047209619965