Cycling in Derby

By Visit Derby

Created March 14, 2023

Last updated July 10, 2023

Pedal your way through a cyclist's paradise in Derby with our comprehensive guide to cycling in the city. Explore our article dedicated to the thriving cycling scene, where you'll discover a network of well-maintained paths, scenic routes, and exciting trails to suit riders of all levels. Whether you're a casual rider, a mountain biking enthusiast, or a road cycling aficionado, Derby offers a plethora of options to satisfy your cycling cravings. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Derby's parks, riverside paths, and charming countryside as you explore on two wheels. From leisurely rides to adrenaline-pumping adventures, Derby is a cyclist's haven waiting to be discovered. Dive into our article and get ready to embark on your next two-wheeled adventure 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 article 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 a host of events 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. 

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

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Derby Arena

Royal Way, Pride Park, Derby

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BMX at Alvaston Park

Meadow Lane, Derby

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