Today was the opening of a new link across the Trent, always a barrier for cyclists heading east from Sheffield who aren't comfortable on busy main roads.The Fledborough viaduct, a classic railway structure, is now open for cyclists and walkers. When the associated route is complete it will provide a link through from Clumber Park, itself already on NCN6, to Lincoln, where you can get on NCN1, the Water-rail Way, and head for East Anglia, or indeed north to East Yorkshire and beyond.
I left Sheffield at 9 and followed NCN6 through Rother Valley Country Park to Worksop. My friend Jon, another Sustrans ranger, joined me at Worksop and having stopped at Clumber, where there was a 40's festival going on, made our way along lanes and bridleways to Fledborough. A warm welcome awaited us:-
After the bash we pootled back to Worksop, refreshing ourselves regularly en route, and finished off with a swift couple in the Mallard at Worksop before getting our train home.