Hellaby to Harworth Loop Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameHellaby to Harworth Loop
Cycle Route Location
County/RegionSouth Yorkshire
Start LocationRotherham Road (A631), Hellaby
End LocationRotherham Road (A631), Hellaby
Cycle Steps
1. Starting at Hellaby, head out towards and through Micklebring. Heading out of Micklebring stay on main road signposted Edlington until you meet a mini roundabout known as Five Lane Ends. From here head east towards Wilsic, on the long stretch towards Wilsic be sure to take the right turn at the left hand bend! From Wilsic its an easy ride into Tickhill, picking up the A631 eastbound for approx 1mile signposted for Bawtry. Turn off the A631 at junction with B6463 heading towards Harworth. Pass through Harworth and turn right under the overhead conveyor at the Colliery and head towards then through Styrup. Leaving Styrup head towards Oldcoats, but be sure to take first right turn when road turns sharp left. Ok, the easy part is over, its up hill from here. Turn left climbing onto the A60 and then first right follwing the road for a brief down hill and meet the A634 turning west towards Maltby. Turn left at at junction sign posted Firbeck. Travel through Firbeck, keeping to main road passing the Black Lion and Church on your right. Leaving Firbeck head towards Laughton, you will now be able to see the church spire in the distance. This is a long steady climb and the wind is always in your face. Pass through Laughton and head towards Thurcroft (a welcome downhill stretch) At Thurcroft turn right when road meets the Highstreet, The Thurcroft pub will be on your left. Leaving Thurcroft behind pass over the M18 and head towards Wickersley. One last uphill and then meet the A631 at Wickersley, The Masons pub on the roundabout. Head west on A631(dual carriageway) back to Hellaby.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
The Plough (Micklebring) The Blacklion (Firbeck) Good views over towards the Trent Valley (eastwards). Wide open countryside not too many cars.