Wed, 26 Aug | Doncaster, Yorkshire

Follow the Don to Sprotbrough Lock

An Introductory 13 mile leisurely ride starting from Lakeside in Doncaster taking in some of the Trans Pennine Trail
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Follow the Don to Sprotbrough Lock

Time & Location

26 Aug 2020, 18:00 – 21:00
Doncaster, Yorkshire, Lakeside Blvd, Doncaster DN4, UK

About the Event

IMPORTANT: If you register for an event and then are unable to attend, unfortunately it's not currently possible to cancel your place directly from our website event pages. Please contact us if you need to cancel as soon as possible so we can give someone else the opportunity to attend.

Event introduction

An Introductory 13 mile leisurely ride which is suitable for beginners. Starting from Lakeside in Doncaster, we will proceed through Doncaster town centre following the cycle paths until we join the Trans Pennine Trail (Route 62). We will then follow the trail which runs alongside the river Don until we reach Sprotbrough lock, a short break at the lock before returning to Doncaster. This ride is likely to finish in the dark, please bring fully charged front and rear lights for your safety.

Route introduction

A map of the route can be viewed at: https://cycle.travel/map/journey/175385

If you have a GPS device or navigation app on your phone, please feel free to download the route for use on the event. This is optional and not required.

COVID19

We ask that all riders respect social distancing guidelines wherever possible. We encourage riders to bring masks and hand sanitiser, just in case you need them before, during or after the event.

First event?

We know it can be nerve-racking joining a new group or event where you haven’t met anyone before… even for the most confident of people. We’ve all been in the same boat before, so we want to make everyone feel welcome. If you’d appreciate chatting someone before the event or having a buddy to meet you prior to going to the start point, please let us know by sending an email to hello@prideout.co.uk with the subject line ‘request a buddy’.

Pace of the ride

The purpose of the ride is to get some easy exercise at a moderate pace while being able to socialise in a relaxed environment. We will regularly stop to allow people to catch up. We never leave people behind.

Terrain and potential hazards

This bike ride event will be travelling on a mixture of quiet roads, busy roads and gravel/tarmac cycle paths, but we will try to stick to the roads with least traffic. Hazards you may need to watch out for include bumpy paths in parts.

What bike should I use?

This event is suitable for a all bikes that are in good mechanical order.  Please have your tyres pumped to the correct pressure and with oil on the chain etc.

Refreshment breaks

There will be no refreshment stops during the bike ride.

Usually we have a drink after the event because is a great social opportunity to chat to people you didn't get a chance to during the bike ride. Unfortunately due to COVID19 restrictions, more than two households are not able to meet indoors at cafés or pubs, therefore this may not be possible at this time.

What else should I bring?

We advise you wear a helmet for your own safety, but it's not compulsory. You should also consider bringing some of the following: spare inner tube and tyre levers, any special tools your bike needs, some food or snacks for energy, bottle(s) attached to your bike and plenty of water, bike lock and glasses can be useful to prevent grit or insects getting in your eyes. Please wear/bring waterproof or warm clothes dependent on the time of year and weather forecast. Bring lights if you are likely to be travelling in the dark or wet weather is forecast. Please have footwear that is appropriate for your bike. Don't forget suncream (if it's summer) - you just never know with the UK weather!

Meeting point description

Meet at the roundabout on Lakeside Boulevard near to the Premier Inn (Dropped pin near Doncaster, DN4 5PW - https://goo.gl/maps/2jGFqPpT3CpQ9fPu5).

Any finally…

Have fun on the event. We promise to make you feel welcome and we’re sure you will meet some amazing new people. Please try to avoid cancelling at the last minute - it could deny someone else the opportunity to attend the bike ride. If you have any queries or need assistance, please email hello@prideout.co.uk and we will put you in touch with the event leader.

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