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With rivers, canals and lakes, cycling in Nottingham always takes you past at least a couple of watercourses. This thriving, culture-rich city is a fantastic place to find cycle trails that whisk you out into the countryside and explore some of the area’s amazing history. Lying on the banks of the Rivers Trent, Derwent and Erewash, there’s no shortage of flat rides here and there are plenty of traffic-free routes through nature reserves that make family-friendly adventures a breeze.


Some of the best cycle routes around Nottingham undoubtedly use the waterways as guides. These nature-filled arteries pass through the city and allow you to explore for miles. To the south, pedal through the Attenborough Nature Reserve, whilst upriver along the Trent, families will love Colwick Country Park. Ride west for countryside adventures towards the Nottingham Canal and north to enjoy undulating farmland. Newstead Abbey, Nottingham’s castle and cathedral, and Elvaston Castle are just a few of the historic highlights you can ride to.


Top 20 cycling routes around Nottingham

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    1
    Difficult
    02:09
    20.0 mi
    9.3 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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    2
    Intermediate
    02:04
    21.1 mi
    10.2 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 3
    Difficult
    01:35
    15.3 mi
    9.7 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Expert bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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    4
    Easy
    01:23
    13.3 mi
    9.6 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    5
    Intermediate
    04:00
    42.5 mi
    10.6 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    6
    Intermediate
    02:04
    20.3 mi
    9.8 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    7
    Difficult
    01:55
    19.6 mi
    10.2 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Expert bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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    8
    Difficult
    02:46
    28.4 mi
    10.2 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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    9
    Difficult
    02:46
    24.8 mi
    9.0 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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    10
    Intermediate
    02:04
    20.0 mi
    9.7 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    11
    Intermediate
    02:38
    27.5 mi
    10.4 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    12
    Intermediate
    03:23
    36.3 mi
    10.7 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    13
    Difficult
    07:24
    78.3 mi
    10.6 mph
    2,050 ft
    2,050 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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    14
    Intermediate
    04:35
    48.7 mi
    10.6 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    15
    Intermediate
    02:46
    25.9 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    16
    Intermediate
    03:42
    38.9 mi
    10.5 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    17
    Easy
    01:17
    13.9 mi
    10.9 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    18
    Intermediate
    02:25
    22.6 mi
    9.4 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    19
    Easy
    01:27
    14.7 mi
    10.2 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    20
    Intermediate
    03:39
    37.6 mi
    10.3 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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