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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.


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Forthcoming Events

10:30 Sat 24th Feb 2018

39 mile ride from Bede Park to Saddington. Lunch at Queens Arms Saddington. Note the 50% off sale http://www.queensheadsaddington.co.uk/pdfs/jan-feb-sale-menu.pdf Which you may need after the hills!!

19:00 Wed 28th Feb 2018

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:30 Sat 3rd Mar 2018

36 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA.

08:30 Sun 4th Mar 2018

Sulley Challenge at Bede Park. Sulley Challenge Rides of 32, 50 70 or 100km. See www.leicestersecular.plus.com/ctc/David_Sulley_Memorial.html" for more detail:

10:30 Sun 4th Mar 2018

27 mile ride from Bede Park to Thurlaston. Lunch at Thurlaston Garden Centre

19:00 Wed 7th Mar 2018

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:30 Sat 10th Mar 2018

36 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA.

19:00 Wed 14th Mar 2018

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:30 Sat 17th Mar 2018

40 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA.

10:30 Sun 18th Mar 2018

Local Ride from Bede Park to TBA.

19:00 Wed 21st Mar 2018

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:30 Sat 24th Mar 2018

40 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA.

19:00 Wed 28th Mar 2018

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:30 Sun 1st Apr 2018

Local Ride from Bede Park to TBA.

10:30 Mon 2nd Apr 2018

35 mile ride from Bede Park to Hallaton. Easter Monday ride to Hallaton for the Bottle Kicking (to spectate only - not sure our insurance would cover bottle kicking!!) Main event starts at 2pm with Bottle kicking from 3pm, so leave Bede Park at 10.30 via Guilford Rd. Leave Hallaton by 4.30

Event details were last updated on 24 February 2018.