Clarborough & Welham Community
near Retford, Bassetlaw
North Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

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Muddy Fork, Retford’s ‘Gardening for Wellbeing’ charity based at the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Idle Valley Nature Reserve.

There is still much to be done to raise awareness of mental health issues in the community and of the contribution which Muddy Fork can make in the local context is really valuable.

Now we have wheels! We are delighted to be launching a new undertaking in partnership with Retford’s Bike Pedlars. As lockdown restrictions ease, Muddy Fork is welcoming new participants, making significant improvements to the garden infrastructure with the help of charitable grants, and of course, getting on with sowing as the growing season takes off. The bike project however is an exciting new development


The bike project is an exciting new development.

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Bike Pedlars have previously supported Muddy Fork in other ways, but this is the start of an ongoing relationship which will enable a new kind of wellbeing project to be offered to the local community. As from round about NOW (do check for details) Bike Pedlars mechanics will be in attendance at the Muddy Fork garden on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm, providing free bike maintenance workshops. Funding is being provided by Cycle UK and other national bodies.

Anyone over 18 who is struggling with stress, anxiety, depression and who likes bikes is invited to ‘Get on the Wellbeing Cycle’. The natural setting, and opportunities to meet other bike enthusiasts and get involved in something positive will all contribute to lifting the mood. All are welcome to drop in and see what’s going on - bring your own bike for an MOT, or advice on maintenance, or just come and join in.