Cycling

Cycling

Information relating to Cycling including routes throughout Broxtowe.

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Benefits of Cycling     

There are many benefits of cycling. Cycling can improve your health, keep you fit, help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and help you to lose weight. It's also good for the environment and it can save you money on transport costs. Cycling really is a great activity for the whole family.

Cycling Hints, Tips, Routes and Information

There are lots of places to cycle and lots of tips to get you started on this page such as free cycle training, group rides and cycle leaders. Links can be found to websites that offer free cycle route planners, rights of way guidance, trails and general cycling advice! Explore the links listed in the 'Offsite Links' section and documents to find out more.

Cycling Opportunities

There are lots of opportunities in the Borough of Broxtowe to meet up and cycle with other cyclists. There's also training for absolute beginners! Explore the opportunities below to find the perfect opportunity for you.

Discover Trails in Broxtowe

Two fantastic trails in Broxtowe you can cycle cover approximately  the whole of the boroughs boundary about 40 miles. They are the Erewash Valley Trail and Broxtowe Country Trail. They take your along canal paths, to locks, through woodlands, nature sites, sites of interest, the River Trent, places for refreshments  and more.  They are signed and have plenty of short cuts and circular routes you can follow.


Broxtowe Cycle Routes

If you would like a cycle map  for Broxtowe Borough area either pick one up from the Council Offices Beeston, and Bramcote/Kimberley/Chilwell Leisure Centres  or contact the Energy and Sustainability team and we will send a map to you. The  'Nottingham Cycle Map' is an interactive map showing the Gedling, Nottingham City and Broxtowe area cycling maps.


The Broxtowe Cycling Quest - Have a Go this Summer!!

Looking for something to do that is healthy, free and an adventure for the family? Look no further!

Ridewise  working with local partners have 8 great cycling routes for you and your family to conquer! Routes vary in length and each has its own quiz to answer as you cycle around the route!

Complete 5 of the routes and quiz sheets by the end of October 2017, send them to info@ridewise.org.uk and the first 3 drawn out on the 1st November will each win £50 to spend on cycling equipment.

This is a great way to get out and see the trails, back roads, canals, rivers and places of interest in Broxtowe. Discover the routes and find out more  here. or call Ridewise in the contacts section.


Ridewise Cycle Centres in Broxtowe

Cycle Centre Stapleford - Cycle Training and Rides in Stapleford

Saturdays,  Hickings Lane Recreation Ground, Hickings Lane, Stapleford, Nottingham, NG9 8PB

  • 9am - 10am - Learn to Ride Session (beginners) - on park.

  • 10am - 11am - Cycling Skills Session (improvers) - on quiet roads.

  • 11am - 12noon - Guided Cycle Ride - on roads.

Free fun cycle training for residents living in Broxtowe! All sessions are led by qualified leaders from Ridewise and packed with expert advice!

Participants will need their own roadworthy bike and a helmet. Bikes for sessions can be borrowed free but ring in advance to make sure they are available.

Children must be aged 5 years and above to attend the Learn to Ride Session. All children must be accompanied by an adult if under 16. For more information contact Ridewise.

Cycle Centre Beeston - Cycle Training and Rides in Beeston

Hetley Pearson Pavilion, Cartwright Way, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1RL

Wednesdays,  10am - 1pm - Guided Cycle Ride - on roads (free to all)

Saturdays:

  • 9am - 10am - Learn to Ride Session (families) - on park.

  • 10am - 11am - Learn to Ride Session (beginner adults and older children) - on park.

  • 11am - 12noon - Cycling Skills Session (improvers) - on quiet roads. (No session on the 1st Saturday of the month).

  • 11am - 1pm - Guided Cycle Ride - on roads. PLEASE NOTE - This ride only takes place on the 1st Saturday of the month and replaces the Cycling Skills Session.

Free fun cycle training for residents of Broxtowe! All sessions are led by qualified leaders and packed with expert advice!

Participants will need their own roadworthy bike and a helmet or ring in advance to borrow a free bike to ensure they are available.

Children must be aged 5 years and above to attend the Learn to Ride Session. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Over 16's only at the other sessions. For more information contact Ridewise.


Go Sky Ride Cycle Rides - Social Cycle Rides across the Country

Various Days, Venues and Times.

Go Sky Ride offer friendly guided rides led by qualified British Cycling Leaders. Rides are free of charge and grouped to suit beginner and experienced cyclists. With different intensities and different routes, there's something for everyone through Go Sky Ride. Whether you're building your confidence or already comfortable on a bike, there will be a Go Sky Ride for you!

Participants will need their own roadworthy bike and a helmet.

Under 16's are welcome on some rides, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Find out what rides are taking place this month here.


Breeze Ladies Only Cycle Rides - Social Ladies Only Cycle Rides across the Country

Various Days, Venues and Times.

Local Breeze Champions organise free local rides for ladies only every month! Rides are fun, social and go at a speed that suits everyone in the group! Distances vary each ride and always stop or start at a café for a drink and chat!

Participants will need their own roadworthy bike and a helmet.

Rides are suitable for women aged 18 years plus.

Find out what rides are taking place this month here.


Cycle Maintenance Courses

Not sure where to start with cycle maintenance? Ridewise run cycle maintenance courses for absolute beginners! Workshops vary in time and length and include the basics such as fixing a puncture, changing a tyre or adjusting the brakes. To find out further information and when the next course is running contact Ridewise using the 'Contact Us' section.


Ride Leaders

Fancy leading a cycle ride? Ridewise are looking for new volunteers to lead cycle rides. Volunteers interested in leading rides will get access to free training, support and assistance promoting their rides. To find out further information and to sign up as ride leader contact Ridewise.

 


Contact

RideWise
tel: 0115 955 2288
Energy & Sustainability
tel: 0115 917 3742