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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

10:30 Fri 26th May 2017

Rally at Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse. CTC E MIDS CYCLE RALLY 26-29 MAY 2017

10:00 Sat 27th May 2017

63 mile ride from Bede Park to Chapel Brampton . Lunch at Spencer Arms, Chapel Brampton.

10:30 Sun 28th May 2017

30 mile ride from Bede Park to Circular to Barkby. Lunch at Malt Shovel

19:00 Wed 31st May 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

09:00 Sat 3rd Jun 2017

60 mile ride from Bitteswell to TBA . No leader yet, possible no ride

19:00 Wed 7th Jun 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 10th Jun 2017

60 mile ride from Bede Park to Vale of Belvoir. Lunch stop TBA

10:30 Sun 11th Jun 2017

32 mile ride from Bede Park to Weston by Welland. Lunch at Wheel & Compass

19:00 Wed 14th Jun 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 17th Jun 2017

50 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA . TBA

19:00 Wed 21st Jun 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:30 Fri 23rd Jun 2017

Rally at York. Weekend rally with rides from 17 miles up to a 100km audax based in and around York. See website http://yorkrally.org/

10:00 Sat 24th Jun 2017

0 mile ride from Bede Park to No ride. No ride due to York Cycle Rally

19:00 Wed 28th Jun 2017

Local Ride from Bede Park.

10:00 Sat 1st Jul 2017

60 mile ride from Bede Park to TBA.

Event details were last updated on 23 May 2017.