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Leicester Spokes Cycling Group

Leicester's Friendly Social Cycling Group


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 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 ₤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. 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.

10:30 Sun 22nd May 2022

35 mile ride from Bede Park to Ullesthorpe Garden Centre. Meet at Bede Park 10.20 for 10.30 start

19:00 Wed 25th May 2022

18 mile ride from Bede to Local ride. Meet at Bede Park 18.50 for prompt start at 19.00

10:00 Sat 28th May 2022

50 mile ride from Bede to Rushcliffe country park. Meet at Bede park 9.50 for 10.00 start Lunch either picnic or Park cafe

09:00 Thu 2nd Jun 2022

Weekend at Coalport YHA. 4 day Jubilee long weekend trip to Coalport. Options to cycle all way, or car assist and 30 miles to Coalport. Contact Andy Kerridge if interested

10:00 Sat 9th Jul 2022

55 mile ride from Bede to Derby. Meet at Bede Park 9.50 for 10.00 start Derby Cathedral ride

10:00 Sat 6th Aug 2022

35 mile ride from St Pancras? to Day out riding in London. Route etc TBA

Event details were last updated on 21 May 2022.