Cycling is a great way to explore the countryside, take up exercise, and to get around. Derbyshire is the perfect place to pedal for pleasure or on your daily business - everyone can have a go.
Derbyshire Country Council is developing a network of traffic-free routes, or Greenways, around the county linking communities and the countryside
In Amber Valley the Ripley Greenway allows you to cycle along surfaced pathways through traffic-free areas. The Greenway links to the end of the new section of the National Cycle Network Route 54.
The Nutbook Trail links Shipley Country Park to Little Eaton along designated cycle paths and a circular path around Shipley Country Park allows a journey through the scenic county park environment, providing the perfect location for new cyclists of any age.
For those wanting to take in the sites whilst taking things a little easier, a network of electric bikes is located around the county.
Location: Outram Street, Ripley to Lumb Farm, Marehay, Ripley.
A flat tarmac surfaced multi-user track for cyclists, walkers, and horse riders.
Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
View Ripley Greenway route
Location: Lumb Farm, Marehay, Ripley - Long Eaton.
A roadside designated cycle path.
View Nutrook Trail route
Shipley Country Park
A hard surfaced, undulating multi-user track for cyclists, walkers and horse riders.
Suitable for wheelchairs, all terrain mobility scooters and pushchairs.
Trampers available to hire for Blue Badge Holders and others with mobility difficulties to explore the park (booking essential 01773 719961).
View Shipley Country Park route