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Leisure Routes

Discover your route! With over 100km of on and off road cycle routes, Derby is fantastic to explore by bike. Take a look at our leisure route maps for inspiration, you'll discover a whole new side to the city, new routes and new adventures.

Our leisure route maps are graded - easy, intermediate and challenging - and work alongside the City Cycle Map. All are FREE.

At the moment we have four easy maps, two intermediate and two challenging maps. They take you through the green heart of the city, glimpse Derby's past and link you to the stunning beauty of the Peak District.

Other cycle route maps in Derby include;

Central Derby to Elvaston Castle and Swarkestone Lock- a short and ideal off road family ride. Take a leisurely hour and a half each way plus picknicing time for this 8 mile round trip. Central Derby to Swarkestone Bridge - This is a short and ideal off road family ride of just a couple of hours each way as its a 12 mile round trip along the National Cycle Network.

Derby to Little Eaton-follows the riverside path along National Cycle Network Route 54. This medium length, easy and pleasant day ride is a 16 mile round trip.

Derby to Locko Park and Dale Abbey-featuring the Nutbrook Trail. - This guide covers a variety of circular ride options between 17 and 24 miles. Ideal routes for adults as they all involve on-road riding, with some sections on busy roads.

Derby to Long Eaton-takes you 10 miles along a linear ride featuring National Cycle Network Route 6. Using the Derby Canal Path and West Park Path in Long Eaton this is a beautiful journey.

Derby, Etwall and Burton-on-Trent-offers a variety of routes featuring the Etwall railway path. A longer series of rides.

Longer Routes include;

Pennine Cycleway

Derby, Melbourne and Worthington Cycle Route

To get your free copies send your postal address to us at cyclederby@derby.gov.uk or call 01332 641747