The Hell of the Notts


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Our virtual event, the Hell of the Notts, explores the bridleways and byways of Nottinghamshire. As expected the terrain is a bit flatter than the Peak, but the area has a diverse scenery including Sherwood Forest, the Trent Valley and mile after mile of gently rolling countryside. It’s often overlooked by many cyclists, but is seen as a bit of a hidden gem for those in the know.

There’s a choice of two routes included in the entry – a the metric and the imperial..

  • The metric is roughly 105 km long, 870 metres of climb and 53% off road.
  • The imperial is roughly 165 km long, 1080 metres of climb and 40% off road.

Both routes begin at the historic minster town of Southwell. However both routes are circular so can be started at any point on them.

Not only will you get a copy of the GPX file for both routes when entries close on March 31st, but also a sew on patch for your bag which will be shipped early May. As it’s a virtual event you can ride it as and when you like.

It goes without saying that if you do enter not only will you make our day, but you will do so at your own risk and we’re not responsible if you get yourself into a bit of a tangle. Please don’t ride like a melon, be nice to other trail users and smile at motorists !

Don’t forget to share your adventures using the hashtags #velotastic and #hellofthenotts as we love seeing your pictures and reading your ride reports on social media.