Route 85

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This route follows, very vaguely, the bus route 85 which goes to Millhouses – we will take you a bit further so you can connect with the train station at Dore. The route takes you through the city centre, out past Elmfield Park, the Botanical Gardens and the leafy Victorian suburbs across Endcliffe Park, skirting Bingham Park, with a challenging climb up Dobbin Hill to Ecclesall Church, maybe stopping off at the Greystones pub for a pint of Thornbridge beer, then descending Button Hill, taking a sneaky footpath through to Ecclesall Woods, then bridleways to Dore Station where you can talk bikes with the guys at the Bike Tree, take a train back to Sheffield or onwards to Manchester via the Hope Valley, maybe head up to the Castle Pub, Bradway for food and drink (half a mile up Twentywell Lane) or Cricket Inn, another Thornbridge Pub on the edge of the Peak District, in Totley on Penny Lane (the flipside of which is Strawberry Lee Lane, Beatles fans!) – or retrace your pedals back to the Greystones!