2015 saw an action packed year for Nottinghamshire when it came to cycling as the crowds lined the streets for the Tour of Britain - Britain’s answer to the Tour de France. Stage Six of Britain’s premier bike race scorched along Nottinghamshire’s streets, and with grand tour stalwarts like Team Sky, Etixx-QuickStep, Tinkoff-Saxo and BMC all taking part – as well as Team Wiggins and local legends Team Raleigh – the competition was fierce.
In 2016, it's set to be another action-packed year of cycling in Nottingham, with Cycle Live and the Outlaw Triathlon already getting the city into a spin. This year celebrates 35 years of the Great Notts Bike Ride - an integral part of the Cycle Live weekend. The four rides that make up the Great Notts Bike Ride have been given a makeover - taking their names from local legends Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck and Little John.
You’ll also find plenty of opportunities for you to gear up and get active on two wheels this summer. A £6.1 million investment has opened up Nottingham to safe cycling like never before, while our fantastic routes and trails are ideal if you’re looking to find the best of Nottinghamshire’s gruelling climbs, winding mountain bike trails, and scenic locations for leisurely afternoon rides.
Cycle hire is available from the Nottingham Tourism Centre, and many attractions across the county. Full information can be found on our Cycle Hire in Notts page.
As well as superb facilities for cycling, we’ve also proud of our illustrious cycling heritage – as the home of the world famous Raleigh brand - which had a major UK factory here, and which still has its headquarters in Nottinghamshire today.
Please note, there may be an admission charge at some of the attractions, or a charge to use the parking facilities.