Where to cycle
Nottinghamshire has more than 650 miles of countryside and urban cycle routes, and some fantastic cycling-specific facilities.
Transport Direct's cycle journey planner allows you to select the quickest, quietest or even the most recreational cycle route to your destination. It will give you detailed route directions, a map and a visual representation of the steepness of the route. Once you find a route you're happy with, you can download a GPX file that can be used with your GPS device.
We produce guides and maps so you can make the most of what’s on offer.
We also have a searchable directory of walks and rides that contains cycle rides across Nottinghamshire.
Learn to ride a bike
If you've never learned to ride, or just want to improve your skills and confidence, why not book onto one of our adult cycle training sessions, taking place across Nottinghamshire.
Children in Nottinghamshire schools, aged nine and over, are offered cycle training to help them learn to ride a bike safely and with confidence.
We've also put together some guidance on how to teach a child to ride a bike.
Guided cycle rides
Rural Rides is a programme of guided cycle rides delivered by Ridewise, that run throughout the year across the county. All the rides are free, and there are different rides to suit all ages and abilities.
Cycle hire is available in Nottinghamshire at:
Sherwood Pines (this is the closest cycle hire venue to Sherwood Forest - there are no cycle hire facilities available at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve)
Bunneys Bikes, Nottingham.
Cycling safely on the roads
We've put together some useful cycling safety checks and help to ensure you choose the right cycle helmet and wear it properly.
If you've encountered a problem, while out cycling, please report it to us: