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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 13th Nov 2019

18 mile ride from Bede Park to Local.

10:00 Sat 16th Nov 2019

45 mile ride from Bede Park to Shearsby. lunch at Chandlers arms https://www.komoot.com/tour/26123750?ref=wtd

00:00 Wed 20th Nov 2019

18 mile ride from Bede Park to Local.

10:00 Sat 23rd Nov 2019

40 mile ride from Bede Park to Melton Mowbray. Lunch at the oldest pub in Melton Mowbray https://theanneofcleves.com/

10:30 Sun 24th Nov 2019

25 mile ride from Bede Park to tba.

19:00 Wed 27th Nov 2019

18 mile ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 30th Nov 2019

40 mile ride from Bede Park to xxx.

19:00 Wed 4th Dec 2019

18 mile ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 7th Dec 2019

40 mile ride from Bede Park to shilton. Lunch at Shilton Arms https://www.komoot.com/tour/101579646

10:30 Sun 8th Dec 2019

25 mile ride from Bede Park to tba.

19:00 Mon 9th Dec 2019

Spokes Festive Feast at Western Pub. Ok, feast maybe over the top. Meet at 7 for 7.30 buffet

19:00 Wed 11th Dec 2019

Local Ride from Bede Park to Local.

10:00 Sat 14th Dec 2019

40 mile ride from Bede Park to xxx.

19:00 Wed 18th Dec 2019

18 mile ride from Bede Park to Local.

10:00 Sat 21st Dec 2019

40 mile ride from Bede Park to xxx.

Event details were last updated on 8 November 2019.