Behind the scenes by e-bike

Event Detail

Start Date: May 11, 2023
End Date: May 11, 2023
Time: 10am-1pm
Adult: £35 per person

Behind the scenes by e-bike at Wilder Doddington

Calling cyclists who want to explore our rewilding by e-bike

Leave the public bridlepaths and public cycling areas at Doddington to explore the rewilding in private parts of the estate. Join our project manager, Isobel Wright, for a leisurely 2½ hour ride to see the beginnings of our Wilder Doddington project. Following a briefing in the covered wagon shed you will be allocated a cycling helmet and electric bike from Giant Store Lincoln. We will spend a few minutes making sure everyone is confident at riding before setting off. You should be comfortable riding a bike already and we will spend a few minutes familiarising with the battery powered assistance that e-bikes offer. The safari will be a mix of short rides interspersed by stopping to spend time in nature.

We are embarking on a 100 year journey to bring nature back to Doddington. After several decades of intensive farming of our cropped land we are taking the brakes off and allowing nature to recover. During late 2022 we started letting cattle roam more freely and graze fields that used to be cropped, and you will see the impact they are having. You may spot the newly arrived Mangalitza pigs brought in for their enthusiasm for rootling the ground. We will ride past some of our existing oases of nature, that we are encouraging to spread. Depending on the weather and what we have seen recently we will stop to examine recent discoveries from birds to below ground life. Whilst we can’t guarantee wildlife we hope there will be Yellowhammer, Buzzard, Goldfinches, hare, maybe even deer and grass snakes.

Approximate duration: 2½ hours

£35 per person

All guests must be over 16yrs. Guests under 18yrs will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Booking essential, places are limited to 9 per group.

Meeting point is in front of the Wagon Shed – please see map that also shows free parking.

Please complete the waiver upon booking:

  • Whatever the weather we will take a leisurely ride at a moderate pace with frequent stops.
  • Please make sure to stay with your guide at all times and follow all instructions.
  • You will be required to sign a waiver that includes safety guidance – please complete this upon booking (must be completed at least 48 hours prior) – SIGN WAIVER
  • A degree of fitness is needed to cope with riding on uneven ground.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather and ground conditions. Long trousers and long sleeves along with sturdy footwear are a requirement for a comfortable ride may encounter damp fields and brambles.  Bring waterproofs and gloves if wet or cold. Clothing should not be so loose fitting that they can get caught in the bike mechanisms
  • Due to uneven terrain these tours are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
  • Dogs are not permitted as we are protecting ground nesting birds – Assistance dogs only
  • All guests must be over 16yrs. We cannot accommodate unaccompanied guests under 18yrs.
  • Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

Our behind the scenes tours are also available by foot or minibus:

We are running a series of events throughout the year so we can all enjoy the changing seasons: