Cycling in Derby

Family cycling (Credit Jacek Chabraszewski) Cyclist riding a bike on an open road in Macedonia credit Ljupco Smokovski

Cycling in Derby

With its 250-metre indoor cycling track, Derby Arena is the Midlands' brand new hub for track cycling.  Attracting both elite and recreational riders, training and racing opportunities are available for novices, youngsters, juniors, women, seniors and veterans. In fact anyone that wants to have a go!  Cycling sessions are affordable and accessible for all, giving everyone the opportunity to participate.

Read the Blog - Riding in the tracks of Sir Bradley Wiggins for a light-hearted first experience of riding around the 250-metre Velodrome.

Derby is a great place to base yourself for cycling adventures across the beautiful Peak District & Derbyshire and The National Forest. Not only is there great countryside on the doorstep, we have a great programme of après-bike too!

We have more pubs selling real ale than anywhere else in the UK and are not only the home of scores of micro-breweries, we also have two amazing ale events - the Summer Beer Festival held in July and the CAMRA Winter Ales Festival hosted in world's oldest Roundhouse in February. We also have a host of other festivals staged in the city each year.

Then there are our gastro delights such as our unique pig board and British tapas as well as a host of other foodstuffs to get your tastebuds working overtime.

And to make things even better for cyclists, stay in one of our Cyclists Welcome Hotels (and we've got some great deals for visitors from a little as £40 per night) and you can store your bike in your room or it will be stored safely for you.  You can also get free overnight bike storage in the city centre's unique Park Bikeworks.

With the UK's newest velodrome, there are so many reasons to base yourself here!

Cycle Derby Spring Classic Sportive

Cycle Derby Spring Classic Sportive

Don't Miss, Family Fun

Cycle Derby and HUUB Events have once again teamed up to deliver the Cycle Derby Spring Classic sportive which takes riders through the countryside of South Derbyshire and Staffordshire. With three distances on offer the routes cater for all ages and abilities so come and join in!

Cycle Derby North Derbyshire Challenge Sportive

Cycle Derby North Derbyshire Challenge Sportive return to Derby on September 17 2017

Derby ARENA Tours

Derby ARENA Tours

Tours and Walks, Tours & Walks

Here’s your chance to take a tour around Derby Arena – the UK’s most central and newest velodrome and so much more.

Park Bikeworks

Park Bikeworks

Sport & Leisure

34 Full Street, Derby, DE1 3AF

At Bikeworks, you can find all you need to help with your cycling experience. Quality bike servicing & maintenance, showering facilities and free bike parking too!

BMX at Alvaston Park

BMX at Alvaston Park

Parks & Outdoors, Sport & Leisure

Meadow Lane, Derby, DE24 8QQ

The Alvaston Park BMX track is one of the best in the country. The National Standard track has hosted regional and national race meetings.

What's On

For all the latest events, festivals and exhibitions, browse our events calendar to see what's on in Derby and Derbyshire.


Browse some of the best restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars in Derby, including the winners of the Derby Food and Drink Awards. Eat and drink in Derby in style!

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