We produce the following maps:
Guided cycle rides
Rural Rides is a programme of guided cycle rides delivered by Ridewise. Following quiet lanes and off-road routes at a leisurely pace, there are frequent stops to take in points of interest or just to admire the view.
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.
You can download guides to several key routes below. If you find they are too big to print out, you can also contact us to request a copy.
A 32 mile route starting in Shirebrook in the west, running through the three counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire and ending in the east, in the heart of Lincoln. To view routes along the trail go to the RouteXchange search page and add 'Dukeries Trail' as a keyword. Download a map of the Dukeries Trail [PDF 2.9MB].
Erewash Valley Trail
A circular cycling and walking route taking in over 30 miles of waterway and countryside on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border. Download a map of the Erewash Valley Trail [PDF 3.8MB].
Freewheels 1 Adventure Pines Route
Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park. Produced in association with Experience Nottinghamshire. Download a map of Freewheels 1 [PDF 1.3MB].
Freewheels 2 Ancient Sherwood Route
Sherwood Pines Forest Park. Produced in association with Experience Nottinghamshire. Download a map of Freewheels 2 [PDF 1.2MB].
Exploring Nottinghamshire by Bike
7 Circular Rides - £2.50.
Ashfield and Mansfield Trails
This network of trails links National Cycle Route 6 at Sherwood Pines to the Phoenix Greenways in Derbyshire running through Rainworth, Mansfield, Sutton in Ashfield and Pleasley
Mostly on road, with some busy A-road sections, the National Byway is suitable for more experienced cyclists.
National Cycle Network
Part of the National Cycle Network runs through Nottinghamshire. Route 6 runs from Nottingham to Worksop or Derby, Route 64 from Bingham to Lincoln and Route 15 from Nottingham to Bingham.
Routes through parks/scenic areas
Some of Nottinghamshire's parks have dedicated cycle routes or longer networks of paths that would make a pleasant bike ride.
Clumber Park has a large path network.
Sherwood Pines has woodland paths as well as a mountain bike tracks.
Rushcliffe County Park has a trails bike run.
The Big Track is a 10 mile waterside car-free route that starts in Nottingham and runs to Attenborough Nature Reserve, where it links to the Erewash Valley Trail.
Bestwood Country Park is also great for cycling.
The Grantham Canal is owned by the Canal and River Trust and runs through the lovely Vale of Belvoir. The towpath is available for cycling from the edge of Nottingham to the canal terminus. You no longer need a permit to cycle on Canal and River Trust waterways but please cycle with care and courtesy to others and abide by the Greenway Code for Towpaths: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/see-and-do/cycling.