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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, 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.


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Forthcoming Events

19:00 Wed 22nd Feb 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:30 Sat 25th Feb 2017

40 mile ride from Bede Park to Old Dalby . To Old Dalby Brewery

10:30 Sat 4th Mar 2017

40 mile ride from Bede Park to yTBAyyy .

10:30 Sun 5th Mar 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:30 Sat 11th Mar 2017

40 mile ride from Bede Park to yTBAyyy .

10:30 Sat 18th Mar 2017

40 mile ride from Bede Park to yTBAyyy .

10:30 Sun 19th Mar 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:30 Sat 25th Mar 2017

40 mile ride from Bede Park to yTBAyyy .

10:00 Sat 1st Apr 2017

40 mile ride from Bede Park to yTBAyyy . Back to 10:00 start

10:30 Sun 2nd Apr 2017

28 mile ride from Bede Park to Queens Head Billesdon.

10:30 Sat 8th Apr 2017

40 mile ride from Bede Park to yTBAyyy .

10:30 Thu 13th Apr 2017

Trip at Douglas Isle of Man. Long Easter weekend on Isle of Man. Travel up Thursday, back Tuesday. Any interest, email Spokes via website

10:30 Sat 15th Apr 2017

40 mile ride from Bede Park to yTBAyyy .

10:30 Sun 16th Apr 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

08:30 Sat 6th May 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park to Car assisted ride in Peak District. . One of 50 miles suitable for Saturday riders, and possibly a 34 mile ride appropriate for Sunday riders. More details to follow

Event details were last updated on 19 February 2017.