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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

08:30 Sat 25th May 2019

Weekend at Bede Park. Weekend based at Ilam YHA - meet at Bede Pk, ride up to Ilam YHA, and return 27th

10:30 Sun 26th May 2019

0 mile ride from Bede Park to NO LED RIDE. NO LED RIDE

19:00 Wed 29th May 2019

18 mile ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 1st Jun 2019

50 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA.

19:00 Wed 5th Jun 2019

18 mile ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 8th Jun 2019

40 mile ride from Bede Park to Oakham. Lunch at Grainstore Brewery

10:30 Sun 9th Jun 2019

35 mile ride from Bede Park.

19:00 Wed 12th Jun 2019

18 mile ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 15th Jun 2019

100 mile ride from Lutterworth Rugby Club Bitteswell to CTC S Leics TriVets. For more details of routes, times, entry etc see www.ctc.leic.org.uk/TriVets.php Ride is open to CTC members aged 50 or over

19:00 Wed 19th Jun 2019

18 mile ride from Bede Park.

10:30 Sun 23rd Jun 2019

35 mile ride from Bede Park.

19:00 Wed 26th Jun 2019

18 mile ride from Bede Park.

10:30 Sun 7th Jul 2019

35 mile ride from Bede Park. Open Gardens at Willoughby Waterleys

08:30 Sat 13th Jul 2019

45 mile ride from Bede Park to Stratford. Part of ride to Bristol. Option to do full trip or part of or just Saturday

10:30 Sun 29th Sep 2019

Ride/AGM at Bede Park. Short ride then Spokes open committee meet and AGM at the Hall next to Wanlip church. Bring own lunch - soft drinks and hot drinks provided

Event details were last updated on 21 May 2019.