My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by James Toseland

James Toseland

This week we are sharing James Toseland’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire. If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.


This week, former double World Superbike Champion James Toseland explains why he gets revved up about three of his favourite places in the area.

Donington Park (editor’s note: Donington Park is just across the border from Nottinghamshire in Leicestershire) I’d vote for Donington Park because of my great memories from the racing and now being the official ambassador for the track, which involves promoting the circuit and attending major races. I’ve had some great results there over the years, but of course there was my big crash, too, a few years back – check it out on YouTube. Donington Park will always have a special place in my heart, as well as for the fans.

Sherwood Forest I will always have fond memories as I went there regularly as a kid for day trips. Growing up just up the road in Doncaster, it was great to have such a peaceful, green spot not too far away.

CenterParcs is somewhere I like to go, as I have had great holidays there. There’s always loads to do if you’re staying there; I enjoy the outdoors activities such as abseiling, water sports and golf, and at the Sherwood Forest CenterParcs they do lazer clay shooting too!”

About James Toseland (

From an early age, James developed an interest in motorcyling and he began by riding motocross bikes. Transferring from off-road to road racing, he quickly worked his way up through the ranks becoming the1995 Junior RoadRace Champion, later riding for Honda in the World Supersport Championship, and then tackling the British Superbike Championship series.

He claimed two World Superbike titles, firstly in 2004 for Ducati, then riding a Honda in 2007, and was voted the 2007 BBC Yorkshire Sports Personality of the Year. Outside of his passion for motorbike racing, Doncaster-born James is an accomplished musician, having achieved a Grade 6 level at piano, and performs regularly with his band Crash.

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