Route 9 – Trent Lock

The A453 road works have resulted in a few changes to this route but they are only minor. After using the underpass to get across the A453 by the power station you will come to a new roundabout. Take the exit that is signed to Gotham and follow the road up the hill towards New Kingston as before.
On the lane from Kegworth the small bridge over the A453 is temporarily closed. However there is a well signed detour that takes you to some traffic signals so you can get across safely.

If you want, you can now cut out the main road section at Sawley Marina. To do this go around the Marina, follow the footpath through the bushes beside the main road, go over the first bridge and then turn immediately right along the canal. Pass the lock on your right and then go over the River Trent on the steel bridge beside the railway. On the other side turn right to follow the river downstream to Trent Lock where you rejoin the route described in the book.

A new cycle route called The Big Track has been constructed at the end of this ride. Instead of following the canal from Beeston Marina, you can cross it at the lock after the café and then join The Big Track. This track follows the bank of the River Trent all the way to the start of the route.