Cycling in the Vale of Belvoir

The Vale of Belvoir with it’s pretty quiet lanes is a cycling paradise. Miles of flat, quiet roads, or the challenge of some pretty steep hills across the ridge, one of which features in Simon Warrens’ ‘Top 100 Climbs‘. There are plenty of places to stop for a well earned coffee & cake too! (or maybe a pint)


Joining a cycling club is a great way to improve your fitness, social circle and knowledge of routes. There are some great clubs based in the Vale, to follow are details of local clubs who are recognised by British Cycling.
If you would like to enter a cycling event locally why not take a look at these for some inspiration.


Alternatively, if you are going it alone and would like some inspiration for cycling routes…..
Take a look at our Gallery for a preview of some of the stunning countryside you’ll encounter on your ride…

Vale of Belvoir Cycling Club


Velo Club Flintham

Velo Club Flintham is a cycling club based in the village of Flintham, not far from Newark on Trent. We have organised rides every Sunday, focusing on enjoying a great challenging route in a social group environment helping and supporting each other along the way. For most of the year, we have a Wednesday evening ride, and organise a series of CTT affiliated time trials through the summer along with special event rides.


Suggested Cycling Routes

Start point:

Cafe Allez, Belvoir, NG31 2PE

If you want the best view in Belvoir for your cafe stop then you need to incorporate Cafe Allez into your cycling plans. A much loved favourite with local cyclists and visitors alike. Views across the Vale into neighbouring Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire can be enjoyed. There is plenty of parking but charges do apply. Don’t get caught out.

Belvoir Villages

10 miles – rolling

10 mile loop from Cafe Allez through the beautiful unspoilt villages of Branston, Knipton & Harston. As the cafe is a top the Belvoir ridge, there are some gentle hills in this route but nothing too painful.  Also options for a pit stop at The Wheel, Branston, The Manners Arms in Knipton & The Chequers in Woolsthorpe.

Vale of Belvoir Flatlands

18 miles – mostly flat

A longer but flatter ride out to the Vale, looping back to the cafe. You’ll pass through pretty villages and along quiet country lanes, finishing up along the well pictured tree lined road up to Belvoir Castle.

Start point

Caffe Velo Verde, Home Farm Car Colston Road, Screveton, Nottingham NG13 8JL

The now established cycling mecca and Trip Advisor rated #1 in the area. Delicious food and speedy service.
Open Weds-Sun. Booking advisable if you’re a large group.
Free on-site parking – spaces sometimes scarce at peak times but you can park in the village of Screveton.

Vale of Belvoir

40 miles – challenging – hills

This is a challenging route of 40 miles and 1900 feet of climbing which takes in Belvoir Castle and the pretty villages of Harston, Branston, Salty and Croxton Kerrial.

Scarrington Horseshoes

9 miles – flat/easy

An easy short flat ride which goes past the enormous 17ft horse shoe tower created by the old blacksmith at Scarrington.  Finishing at Caffe Velo Verde.