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Cycle Route

Sadler Gate in the Cathedral Quarter

Sadler Gate in the Cathedral Quarter


These are two cycle routes from Derby city centre which can be linked together to provide longer circular routes. The two off-road sections, the Riverside Path and the Derby Canal Path are suitable for the inexperienced rider and families with children - please note that the Canal Path crosses three roads so care must be taken at these points.
Route A - The Riverside Way to Elvaston Castle is 4 miles; with a circular option to make it 14 miles. Route B - Riverside Way and Derby Canal Path to Swarkestone is 12 miles; with a circular option to make it 20 miles.
Free Leaflet available from Derby Tourist Information Centre 01332 255802

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Currency ExchangeDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Open all the time



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Map reference: SK 353364  Lat: 52.92385 Long: -1.47637

As Derby is the UK's most central city, access couldn't be easier. Centrally based and accessible by the A6, A50, A52 and A38. 15 minutes from M1 junctions 24 or 25. Just 15 minutes drive from Nottingham East Midlands Airport and 50 minutes from Birmingham International.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Derby station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Currency ExchangeCurrency Exchange
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome