Derby to York is an excellent route part of The National
Cycle Network routes 67, 65, 62 and 6 it also includes part of the Trans
Pennine trail. Sustrans
I travelled by train to York - Virgin Trains are happy to take bikes but
they must be booked in advance (You can't do this on line). There is good
bike storage in the front carriage.
Places to stay
Ricall The Park View Hotel www.parkviewriccall.co.uk
Welcoming, happy to store bikes in the garden, good breakfast. Good pubs
in the village and a Pizza Restaurant. Good Beer in the Greyhound.
Selby - No accommodation to be found - we cycled back to
Ricall! Good fish and chips on the route in to Selby!
Sprotborough - The Old Rectory http://www.theoldrectorydoncaster.co.uk/
Fantastic small hotel managed by Howard and Catherine. Fantastic welcome,
bikes stored with the vintage cars in the Garage - we stayed for 2 nights
sheltering from the rain - a lovely place to be stuck! Two pubs in the
village that do food (the Boat was under six feet of water when we left -
hopefully it will recover quickly) We ate at the very good Indian
restaurant on Monday night.
Worksop The Tourist Information was closed due to floods
when we arrived but they did help when we knocked on the door. We stayed
in the Old Bluebell Pub 30 Park Street - they don't advertise accommodation
but welcomed 2 cyclists in the floods! Pub food, good beer, big breakfast!
Bikes stored in the garage.
Ravenshead - The route through Clumber Park
and Sherwood Forest was off road and great fun but it did take ages! We
stayed in Ravenshead at Holly Lodge http://www.hollylodgenotts.co.uk/
really comfy, bikes stored in the wood shed, good breakfast with bananas
for cyclists. The Larch Farm is an easy walk for food - standard pub grub,
good red wine, pub quiz which was fun on a Wednesday night. The Larch Farm
also has accommodation but was full.
here for the photos