As requested by a commenter, here’s my around the houses hill route for Nottingham. It start in Sherwood and end in the city centre as I tend to do it on the way to work. This also means I tend to do it fairly early in the morning so traffic is light, so it might not be so much fun during rush hour:
Starts off with a climb up Winchester Street, then down Woodthorpe to come back up Breck Hill Road, dropping back down woodthorpe Drive to come back up Arno Vale. Out to the country via Spring lane, and then backup up to Mapperley top on Gedling road. Come through Porchester on Kenrick road. Then porchester road and up to the top of Carlton hill. Drop down by Tesco’s and the cemetary to come back up Foxhill Road before dropping down Carlton road into town.
Not the prettiest of routes, but it strings in some of the steeper bits of Nottingham into a handy package.