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Leicester Spokes Cycling Group

Leicester's Friendly Social Cycling Group

Welcome!

Leicester Spokes was established in 1983 as a cycling campaign group. Over the years the focus slowly changed until now we are almost entirely a cycling group although we do take part in local cycling policy and planning discussions.

We offer led bike rides up to 3 times a week on Wednesdays, Saturdays and alternate Sundays, usually starting from Bede Park in central Leicester. See our programme for full details. We have cycle weekends away and most years one or two longer cycle tours as well. We organise social events throughout the year.

Wednesday evenings we offer a ride of about two hours, starting from the shops on Western Boulevard next to Bede Park at 7pm and ending at a pub within 2 miles of the city centre. This is a moderate paced ride of about 10mph that visits villages around Leicester, about 15 to 20 miles in length.

Saturdays we offer a faster ride of at least 30 miles at about 12mph, starting from Bede Park at 10am, but in the depths of winter we change to 10.30am start. Please check the Saturday ride page for start times.

Alternate Sundays we offer a ride of about 30 miles at about 10mph, including a lunch stop at a pub or tea room, starting from Bede Park at 10:30am.

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Leicester Spokes led rides are free to attend, however riders are expected to become members after attending two rides, with annual membership at ₤4 unwaged, ₤8 waged and ₤12 family. Please make sure that your bicycle is in good working order, and bring along a spare inner tube and repair kit. For Wednesday evening rides working lights are also required.

Participants on Leicester Spokes led rides must be over 17. Rides are unsuitable for young children due to the speed, distance and being on roads, however older teenagers may be capable of them providing they are accompanied by a responsible adult. Leicester Spokes and its members cannot accept liability for you or your possessions. It is your responsibility to arrange insurance and to follow the Highway Code at all times. Your participation on a led ride is acceptance of these conditions.


2017-06-14 Wed eve-through Bradgate Park

Forthcoming Events

10:00 Sat 25th Nov 2017

44 mile ride from Bede Park to Burbage . Lunch at Sycamores, Burbage

10:30 Sun 26th Nov 2017

36 mile ride from Bede Park to St Josephs Tearooms Whitwick. Hilly route

19:00 Wed 29th Nov 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 2nd Dec 2017

40 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA. TBA

19:00 Wed 6th Dec 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 9th Dec 2017

40 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA . TBA

19:00 Wed 13th Dec 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 16th Dec 2017

40 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA . Start time may be 10:30

19:00 Wed 20th Dec 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 23rd Dec 2017

35 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA . Short ride before Christmas sloth kicks in Start time may be 10:30

Event details were last updated on 19 November 2017.