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Leicester Spokes Cycling Group

Leicester's Friendly Social Cycling Group


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, starting from Bede Park unless indicated otherwise. See our programme for full details. We also offer cycle weekends away, in most years longer cycle tours and social events.

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.

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.

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

19:00 Wed 23rd Aug 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 26th Aug 2017

51 mile ride from Bede Park to Cottingham . Lunch at Red Lion, Middleton

19:00 Wed 30th Aug 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 2nd Sep 2017

55 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA . TBA

10:00 Sun 3rd Sep 2017

Social/Tourism at Bristol. Small tour to Bristol. Arrive Sunday, stay 3-4 days and explore local cycle routes. More details contact Spokes email address or Mike Ball

10:00 Sat 9th Sep 2017

55 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA . TBA

09:30 Sat 16th Sep 2017

70 mile ride from Bede Park to South. Ride south to meet the Peter Simmonds' LEJOG ride. Distance, Route and start time TBA

10:30 Sun 17th Sep 2017

25 mile ride from Bede Park to Wanlip. Short ride followed by Lunch at 12.00 and open Spokes Committee meeting and AGM at Wanlip Church Hall.

Event details were last updated on 18 August 2017.