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Bicycles

Cycling for everyone.


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  • Ever wondered how far you could cycle?
  • Ever wondered how to get started?
  • Ever wandered ...on a bike?

Cycling is a great way to explore the countryside, take up exercise and get around.

Whether out for fun, visiting friends and family, or cycling to work, there are more than 300km of cycle ways in Derbyshire to help you on your way.

Many routes follow old railway lines or waterways and offer level, surfaced routes. They are ideal places to start cycling whether young or old.

When out of the towns and into the countryside the routes follow pleasant green corridors with distant landscapes and local wildlife along the way.

Most routes are shared paths with walkers and horse riders. Please respect other users and always use a bell before overtaking.

Planning a holiday?

Explore Derbyshire’s stunning rolling hills, rugged peaks, canal towpaths and gentle greenways.

Cycling makes a great holiday activity, and if you haven’t got bikes you can hire bikes, children’s trailers/seats/tag-a-longs at one of Derbyshire’s cycle hire centres.

New routes are being created every year, with more and more links directly into communities and to places of interest.

Cycle Derbyshire leaflet – free map

Available to download on this page, this leaflet gives tips on how to get started and where to get advice, contacts for different routes and organisations as well as tips for safe cycling.

The map shows the best of the county’s cycling routes, distances, locations of cycle hire centres, the National Cycle Network routes and the main town centre connections and railway stations.

To request further information or to comment on the leaflet please email countrysideservice@derbyshire.gov.uk