ABOUT US





Nottingham Cycle Tours is a local company run by local people, set up to provide guided cycle tours in and around the city of Nottingham. We cater for teenage children upwards with basic cycling competence. Our tours are 90% off road and offer a unique and fun way to really get to know our city. Our guides will highlight the key landmarks to help our customers understand the city’s rich, and sometimes dark, history through the ages.

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WHAT WE DO




We will provide the definitive Nottingham experience for our customers. Whether you are a tourist, a student, a buisness or resident, this is a great way to gain a unique perspective into the history and growth of our city through its places, events and people.

The City Tour starts in the Old Market Square next to the Left Lion, and finishes in the city centre.

The Engineering Tour starts/finishes at the train station (or Jubilee campus on request). Other tour starts on request.

Nottingham Cycles Tours in partnership with Institution of Civil Engineers provided an Engineering inspired tour this year in celebration of the 200 years anniversary of the ICE. Click here for ICE200 Tour event details.

WHERE THE TOURS GO



Where The City Tour Goes

Nottingham train station (START/FINISH), Old Market Square, Theatres, Castle, Cycle Super Highway, River Trent Embankment, sports arenas, canal waterfront, the Contemporary Art Gallery, ancient paths and gateways, Lace Market, cave history, churches and fantastic Gothic and Victorian architecture. People, events, funny anecdotes - you name it, Nottingham has it all.

Where The Extended City Tour Goes

As the City Tour plus award winning University Campus', Wollaton Hall and Deer Park.

Where The Engineering Tour Goes

Train station (START/FINISH), Canal, Cycle Super Highway, Arboretum, Forest Recreation Ground, New Basford Tunnel, Jubilee Campus, River Leen and River Trent. The inventors of tarmac, traffic lights, pressurised water, magnetic resonance imaging and Ibuprofen.

Bespoke Tours

If you have a specific requirement for a route (hilly, flat, waterside, 95% off road, fast/testing, a specific A-B-A, night rides etc) then please get in touch as we are happy to design a route as we have detailed knowledge of cycle ways and routes all over the city. We can also tailor tours for specific topics (rebels, inventors, old railway routes, including hidden tunnels and former stations). Please enquire.

Corporate Tours

We provide corporate events, ranging from 'spinning the legs/get some exercise, through to more structured team building events, based around orienteering/team building activities, weaved in with our local knowledge, using mainly off road routes. We typically finish at a cafe/pub/restaurant. We can plan a bespoke package, and manage all the logistics. We are fully insured and are first aid trained.

Long Distance Tours

We typically do 2-10 day long distance tours around the UK 6-7 times per year, enjoying the amazing countryside and cities of the UK. In May we rode from Newcastle to Carlisle via Edinburgh and Glasgow, including rest days. Our next planned tour will see us ride from Cardiff to Holyhead, from the south to the north of Wales, in mid September. We can also tailor a bespoke route to suit your plans, whether your destinations are 50 miles or 300 miles apart, we can tie them together for you. We can provide a competitive price for your specific needs, including transport, hotels and other general logistics to make your tour as smooth, enjoyable and as hassle free as possible. Please contact us for any of your route ideas, updates, and additional tours as our 2 day weekend excursions are generally planned at shorter notice.

Tour Times

  • Only ON DEMAND with flexible time slots.
  • Weekends all year round (typically 24 hours notice, except summer season).
  • Weekdays with advance notice (typically 48 hours notice, except summer season).
  • Please notify in advance if you wish to cancel your booking.
  • City Tour - 9 miles/2 hours.
  • Extended City Tour - 13 miles/3 hours.
  • Engineering Tour - 13 miles/3.5 hours.

Costs

  • City Tour - £20 per person (including bike hire).
  • Extended City Tour - £25 per person (including bike hire).
  • Engineering Tour - £30 per person (including bike hire).
  • For Corporate Events and bespoke cycle tours please contact us.

Disclaimer

  • The tours are subject to a disclaimer that you will need to read and sign on the day of the tour. Click here for disclaimer.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS




Q: HOW DO I PAY?

A: Pay cash at the start of the tour.

Q: WHAT TRAINING DO YOU HAVE?

A: Both of your guides are British Cycling Ride Leader trained, which includes Emergency First Aid training.

Q: WHAT IS THE LENGTH AND DURATION OF THE TOURS?

A: The tours last for a maximum of 3 hours and are no longer than 13 miles, however, the length and duration can be reduced to suit rider ability and weather conditions.

Q: ARE THE BICYCLES AND HELMETS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE SHOWN FOR THE TOURS?

A: Bikes are not included in the tour price and can be provided for £5 per cycle, however we will need advance notice. Helmets are recommended but are not compulsory. Bikes can be hired from Russell's Bicycle Shed directly www.russellsbicycleshed.co.uk.

Q: ONE MEMBER OF OUR GROUP HAS LIMITED CYCLING EXPERIENCE, WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

A: We do not recommend the tour for such a person as we require cyclists with a reasonable level of competence and confidence on a bike, but we would love to see them when they are up to speed in the future, something that we definitely encourage them to do!

Q: CAN YOUNG CHILDREN DO THE TOUR?

A: Children below secondary school age cannot participate unless accompained by an adult who will take full responsibility for their supervision.

Q: CAN YOU OFFER THE TOUR IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?

A: At this time, the tour is English only, but we are looking into providing tour material via an app/internet method. So watch this space.

GET IN TOUCH




If the above message service does not open a new email, then please send your request direct to info@nottinghamcycletours.co.uk or please ring 07940 742622.
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