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Leicester Spokes Cycling Group

Leicester's Friendly Social Cycling Group

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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 outside the De Montfort University Food Village 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 outside the De Montfort University Food Village 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 outside the De Montfort University Food Village at 10:30am.

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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.

Leicester Spokes led rides are free to attend, however riders are expected to become members after attending two rides, with annual membership at £10 for individuals and £15 for joint membership / families. 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. To get the most out of cycling in a group we recommend you read this article about Riding Safely in a Group.


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Forthcoming Events

Note that rides will depart at the time indicated. Please arrive at the start about 10 minutes before that time.

19:00 Wed 22nd May 2024

18 mile ride from Food Village DMU to Local ride. Meet at DMU 18.50 for 19.00 start

10:00 Sat 25th May 2024

50 mile ride from Food Village DMU to TBA. Meet at Food village 09.50 for 10.00 start

19:00 Wed 29th May 2024

18 mile ride from Food Village DMU to Local ride. Meet at DMU 18.50 for 19.00 start

10:00 Sat 1st Jun 2024

50 mile ride from DMU to Hickling. Meet at Food village 09.50 for 10.00 start

10:30 Sun 2nd Jun 2024

35 mile ride from DMU to tba. Meet at the Food Village DMU at 10.20 for 10.30 start

19:00 Wed 5th Jun 2024

18 mile ride from DMU to Local ride. Meet at food village DMU at 18.50 for 19.00 start

10:00 Sat 8th Jun 2024

50 mile ride from DMU to tba. Meet at Food village 09.50 for 10.00 start

19:00 Wed 12th Jun 2024

18 mile ride from DMU to Local ride. Meet at food village DMU at 18.50 for 19.00 start

10:00 Sat 15th Jun 2024

50 mile ride from DMU to tba. Meet at Food village 09.50 for 10.00 start

10:30 Sun 16th Jun 2024

35 mile ride from DMU to tba. Meet at the Food Village DMU at 10.20 for 10.30 start

19:00 Wed 19th Jun 2024

18 mile ride from DMU to Local ride. Meet at food village DMU at 18.50 for 19.00 start

10:00 Sat 22nd Jun 2024

at DMU. Meet at Food village 09.50 for 10.00 start

19:00 Wed 26th Jun 2024

18 mile ride from DMU to Local ride. Meet at food village DMU at 18.50 for 19.00 start

10:00 Sat 29th Jun 2024

50 mile ride from DMU to tba. Meet at Food village 09.50 for 10.00 start

10:30 Sun 30th Jun 2024

35 mile ride from DMU to tba. Meet at the Food Village DMU at 10.20 for 10.30 start

Event details were last updated on 19th May 2024.