Doncaster lakeside to Tickhill and return ride
This ride provides you with two options one being 23km long with one climb and the longer route being 38km long with 2 climbs. Both are rewarding with views taking you to Tickhill where you can enjoy a number of cafes and restaurants plus site of the castle and mill pond. The route takes in short section of A roads as well as numerous cycle paths and quiet roads.
Park on Lakeside Boulevard and ride clockwise on the cycle path turning onto Carolina way. At which point you will pass the new high speed rail college. Continue on the cycle path along Carolina way turning left onto the bridge cycle path alongside the A6182 over the east coast train main line.
As you drop down the bridge you will see B&Q super store across to your left. Use the crossing points to cross over the A6182 which are approximately 1.5km from your starting point and then across Woodfield way to join the cycle path in front of B&Q.
The cycle path will quickly turn left and take you along the discussed railway which is tarmac. Continue for a mile until you reach the crossing point for the A60. Cross over the A60 being careful as it is a busy road. Continue along the disused railway for 500m until you come to a bridge and set of steps to your left.
At this point you will need to carry your bike down the steps onto the Springwell lane. Head left under the bridge and follow the road up the climb for 1km at which pint you will see the A1 /M18 roundabout. Dropping down the hill you will pass under the junction and then take first right onto Tofield rd. This is the first of two steep climbs lasting 800m.
At the top of the climb turn left onto Wadworth hall cycling in to Wadworth and turning onto Wadworth Hall rd and then left onto church rd the B6094. Continue along B6094 Where you will have views at the junction of Wilsic road across to Lincoln cathedral on very clear days.
Follow the B6094 for 1km where you will arrive at the junction of Stainton lane. At this point you have the choice to extend your route to Tickhill including the second but worthwhile climb to Clifton or take the shorter option along Stainton road.
For the shorter route continue along Stainton rd for 1.3km then turning left onto Tickhill back lane and then Apy hill lane traveling 4km into Tickhill.
For the longer route continue along B6094 from the junction of Stainton rd for a further 2.9km until you come to a double roundabout. Continue straight across both roundabouts on the B6094 dropping down the hill past Crook Hill golf course for 1.5km. At this point the road will swing right and you will need to take the sharp left onto Denbrook lane merging into Common lane, continuing to drop down the hill until you start to climb. The climb is steep and 1km long into Clifton village.
Continue along common lane through Clifton village turning left onto beacon lane at the T junction. Stay on Beacon lane for just under a kilometre turning left onto Ruddell lane towards Micklebring. As you come into the village turn left onto Micklebring lane.
After 1.3km you will arrive at Braithwell village where if you’re ready for a drink there is the garden tea rooms which is a cyclist friendly café. To continue on cross the junction onto Cockhill field lane and after 1.2km turn right onto Cockhill lane towards Stainton.
After 1km you will come to the entrance of the quarry on your right and limekiln lane on your left. Turn left and travel for 400m at which point you will be able to Turn onto Tickhill Back lane and follow the route in highlighted earlier.
The return rote will take you back via Wilsic Road. To find the return starting point, from the church travel along st Marys road until the road swings left and at which pint the second junction is Wilsic Road. Follow Wilsick road for 4km until it brings you onto B6094 at which point you will need to reverse the route through Wadworth back to Doncaster and Lakeside
a charming market town with Specialist and independent shops offer something different from the normal high street brands found in many places and numerous places to enjoy a bite to eat. St Mary's Church is a fine 13th century building and reflects the former importance of this town, as indeed does Tickhill Castle. Much of the castle wall and moat remain although the castle was effectively destroyed in the Civil War. Today the castle is a private residence leased by the Duchy of Lancaster, but opens to visitors one day each year.