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Zig Zag Bike Tours

Tours start at various locations across the city and county

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Zig Zag Bike Tours

About

Zig Zag are a tour company specialising in urban exploration and sustainable holidays by bike, foot, and train. They offer a range of experiences around Nottingham and the Midlands combining local history and curiosities, art and architecture, politics and culture, food and drinks – all at a leisurely pace. 

Bike rides and walks are researched in detail and delivered by professionals that take care of finding unexpected spots, hidden gems, and the best routes for all abilities. Anything can become a micro adventure, from a stroll around the Lace Market to train hopping up the Derwent Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

 

Tours and what to expect

There is so much to explore in Nottinghamshire alone; the ancient cave networks, the Luddites, the lace and hosiery industry; the seismic 1845 enclosure act; the elegant Victorian Park Estate; Nottingham Castle (an aristocrat’s party palace); Boots (two from ten of Nottinghamshire’s Grade I listed buildings are on the Boots campus); elegant inter-war garden city municipal housing estates (Aspley and Bulwell well worth a visit). 

Further afield in North Notts there are the Dukeries (four vast, immediately adjoining former Ducal estates, a unique historical treasure) and the industrial heartland of the former coalfields. 

The opportunities to explore and celebrate meaningful local history are endless!

 

Meet the team

Zig Zag Tour was set up by Toby Ebbs and Antony Hopwood to celebrate the Midlands exotic. Toby and Anthony met through a shared love for bikes, leisure cycling and being curious.

Toby is a senior lecturer in architectural history at Nottingham Trent University, with a particular interest in eighteenth and nineteenth century urban history. 

Anthony is an experienced bike technician and ride leader, founder of Bikes Love You, an independent bike shop based in Sneinton and Sherwood. 

 

Custom Tours

Zig Zag can design tailored rides and walks for team-building activities and private events.

Tweak an existing itinerary, book a standard tour on a different date, or create your own unique tour.

Every element of your tour will be carefully personalised to your wishes, needs, and budgets.

 

 

 

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Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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