Conkers Heritage Trail

Sunday 3rd March at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Conkers National Forest Centre - Discovery Car Park Rawdon Road (B586) DE12 6GA
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
1 hours 50 mins  (1 hours 10 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres) 
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If you’re fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.
Come join us on this amazing 7 mile off-road ride along the Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail in the National Forest. This ride is full of interesting history that is just waiting to be explored by bike. A fabulous ride for those who are new or returning to off-road riding with just a few manageable hills to get the legs working!

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 8, there must be no child trailers or child seats, children must be capable of riding within the demands of the off-road specification.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at Discovery Centre Car Park
Nearest Train Station
Burton On Trent Station, 7 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Discovery Centre  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • David Kirkland David Kirkland I have cycled since I was a child mainly as a means of getting around rather than competition cycling. I then moved on to driving but returned to cycling for leisure, firstly mountain biking then roads in order to cycle longer distances.

    I have cycled some longer routes such as London to Paris, C2C, NCN6 and the Taff Trail. I have also cycled on holidays in the Alps, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy and in France.

    I will be leading rides in the Midlands this summer and look forward to meeting you on some of the Sky Rides.
  • Peter Simmonds Peter Simmonds Peter enjoys cycling many miles each year. He commutes to meetings across London on a folding bike, tours with camping gear and rides the rural lanes all over the Midlands..

    Skyrides aim to get more people out on their bikes. More cyclists will mean safer streets, better health and less pollution. Cycling brings some risks but these are outweighed by the benefits to people. The Sky Ride programme is designed to deal with these aspects, too. So - give it a try. If you are reading this because you have signed up for the ride - looking forward to meeting you there.

  • Richard Himan Richard Himan 2014 is my 6th year as a ride leader. I have enjoied welcoming new and returning over the passed seasons and look forward to welcoming you on a ride soon
  • Martin Bujdoso Martin Bujdoso Hi
    Welcome to Sky Rides.
    I have been cycling for many years and enjoy all cycling activities especially getting more people of all ages cycling and coming on a Sky Ride is a great way to get out on your bike, meet other cyclists and have fun.
    I became a ride leader in 2012 for both on and off road rides.
    I work as a road safety tutor delivering Bikeability to school children.