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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 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.


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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 19th May 2021

18 mile ride from Bede Park to local ride. Meet at Bede Park 18.50 for prompt departure 19.00

10:00 Sat 22nd May 2021

52 mile ride from Bede Park to Wysall Plough. Meet up at 09:50 at Bede Park for 10:00 departure. Lunch at Plough Inn Komoot link Wysall Plough

19:00 Wed 26th May 2021

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

10:00 Sat 29th May 2021

40 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA. Meet up at 09:50 at Bede Park for 10:00 departure.

10:30 Sun 30th May 2021

25 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA. Meet up at 10:20 at Bede Park for 10:30 departure.

19:00 Wed 2nd Jun 2021

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

10:00 Sat 5th Jun 2021

40 mile ride from Bede Park to tba.

19:00 Wed 9th Jun 2021

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

10:00 Sat 12th Jun 2021

50 mile ride from Bede Park to Swannington.

10:30 Sun 13th Jun 2021

25 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA. Meet up at 10:20 at Bede Park for 10:30 departure.

19:00 Wed 16th Jun 2021

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

08:00 Sat 19th Jun 2021

101 mile ride from Bede Park to Leicestershire 100. Lunch at Grainstore Brewery 57miles possible Stops at Mountsorrel 35 miles Gt Dalby 47 miles Foxton 80 miles Komoot link Leicestershire 100

10:00 Sat 19th Jun 2021

50 mile ride from Bede Park. Shorter ride for those not attempting the 100 miles

19:00 Wed 23rd Jun 2021

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

10:30 Sun 27th Jun 2021

25 mile ride from Bede Park to Broughton Astley. Meet up at 10:20 at Bede Park for 10:30 departure.

Event details were last updated on 18 May 2021.