There are several published cycling routes within South Derbyshire that are suited to all of the family, as well as experienced cyclists: Cycling at Calke (pdf, 400kb) Cycling at Foremark and Bretby (pdf, 165kb) Cycling at Longford (pdf, 147kb) Cycling at Trusley and Osleston (pdf, 152kb) Cycling the Conkers circuit (pdf, 2mb) The Horseshoe Trail (pdf, 635kb) Cycling trails around Swadlincote (pdf, 3.
Back to Cyclinghttps://www.south-derbys.gov.uk/our-services/things-to-do-and-places-to-visit/events/3031/1521/back-to-cycling
Back to Cycling Maurice Lea Memorial Park, in Church Gresley, will host a Back to Cycling session on Saturday, January 20. Attendees can pick up techniques such as how to cope with traffic, road positioning, signalling and cycle safety. Booking is essential along with a deposit of £20, which is refundable on attendance.
Burn off those Christmas calorieshttps://www.south-derbys.gov.uk/news/2018/jan/burn-off-those-christmas-calories
s time to rediscover your sense of adventure and feel at one with nature by taking part in cycling sessions for all ages and abilities. The woodland haven at Rosliston Forestry Centre offers a scenic setting to put your pedal power to the test. A Senior Cycling Detox is suitable for ages 50+ and takes place on Friday, January 5 at 10am - 11am to help visitors feel refreshed and energised following the festive blowout.
How to find ushttps://www.south-derbys.gov.uk/about-us/how-to-find-us
Cycling Swadlincote is on National Cycle Route 63 (NCR 63), which runs from Burton all the way to Wisbech via Leicester and Peterborough. The free cycling hub at Green Bank Leisure Centre, a stone's throw away from the Civic Offices, means you can leave your bike somewhere safe, get a shower and use the lockers for your clothing.
Learn to Ride sessions available in South Derbyshirehttps://www.south-derbys.gov.uk/news/2017/feb/learn-to-ride-sessions-available-in-south-derbyshire
Bikeability is part of a national cycle training scheme that helps to give people of all ages the skills and confidence to ride a bike on their own. Cycling is healthy and fun, but it is necessary to learn how to do it safely - that's why Get Active in the Forest has set up a session at Rosliston Forestry Centre where people can learn how to control a bike in a traffic-free environment.
Cycling is healthy and fun, but it is necessary to learn how to do it safely Get Active in The Forest delivers Bikeability to local schools at two different levels. Level 1 - basic bike handling skills in a controlled environment away from roads. Level 2 - teaching children to cycle planned routes on minor roads, offering an authentic experience.
Help is available to encourage use of travel options such as walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing. These promote a healthier workforce, provide better access to jobs, ease car parking at your premises, help decrease congestion and improve the environment by reducing carbon emissions. Initiatives include: Carshare Derbyshire - Car sharing can save money, improve mental health and help reduce congestion and CO2 emissions.
Explore and do more this summerhttps://www.south-derbys.gov.uk/news/2017/jul/explore-and-do-more-this-summer
A back to cycling course is part of the programme, helping those who have never ridden before or those trying to get back into cycling to have a go in a traffic-free environment. These evening sessions will build the confidence needed to ride a bike. The more adventurous can enjoy family bushcraft evenings where they will learn how to survive in the outdoors, building fires, making shelters and creating woodland whistles in the process.
Cycling Jogging (including parkrun) Get Active in The Forest Active adults Active young people Fun for the family Community clubs and groups
Get Active in The Foresthttps://www.south-derbys.gov.uk/our-services/things-to-do-and-places-to-visit/get-active/get-active-in-the-forest
These are suitable for beginners and include walking, cycling, Tai Chi, Nordic walking, woodland laser combat and archery. You can also try orienteering at the forestry centre for the price of a map (£1 from the shop). Many of the activities take place on a weekly basis and anyone can join in. All are led by either a member of staff or a trained volunteer.