A new interactive cycling map at derbyshire.gov.uk/cycling is a handy starting point for ideas about where your bike could take you.
5. Carsington Loop
Look out for kingfishers, buzzards and grebe on the eight-mile ride along the path which loops Carsington Water. Rest your weary legs on your return to the visitor centre where you can find out more about the birds that you have seen.
Wildlife watchers should make tracks for this traffic-free haven. Cycle the 5.5-mile path from Grassmoor Country Park to Tibshelf Ponds or extend your ride to 7.5 miles by travelling through Williamthorpe Local Nature Reserve and Holmewood Woodlands.
One for energetic cyclists who like to go the distance, High Peak Trail covers 17.5 miles. Set off from Middleton Top Vistor Centre and travel along the route of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway catching sight of High Peak Junction Workshops, Middleton Top Engine House and Hopton Tunnel along the way.