The idea is to get a nice daily cycle route, just for the sake of cycling, for both leisure and fitness, cycling's a great way to relax and is also great cardiovascular excercise, better than running, which is bad for your knees over time, that and it's better because you can travel further and have more variation and sceneray changes than from running...
Step 1: Thinking about where to go.
Along with this think of ways to get there and have some recce cycles for your ideas, try new routes for a while until you find one that you really like.
Things to consider are:
*Your own fitness (start simple and build up your fitness as you go along
*Free time (If you don't have alot of it then this can hamper you, making free time is always good though)
Step 2: How are you getting there?
Now that you've got an idea of where you want to go you can start thinking about how to get there.
For example I take a very indirect route, up the road, on to the cycle path for around a mile and a half, up another half mile or so, back in to the park, down through, down through another park, down the road and into stormont, rather than through a street and up the road, I end up coming down towards, it's an enjoyable route with lots of nice places to cycle along the way and everchanging scenery...
You're looking for a route that you can change as you go along to keep things interesting, mine allows me to just choose a different turn and go a completely new way...
About ways to make things more interesting...