Two Parks Delight

Sunday 13th January 2013 at 10.30am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Outside main entrance to Braunstone Leisure Centre 2 Hamelin Road LE3 1JN
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
1 hours 30 mins  (1 hours 10 mins cycling)
Suitable for Child Trailers
Breeze Bike Rides
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Breeze Bike Rides in Leicester

Perhaps you’ve not ridden a bike for a while and you’re looking for a female friendly way to get back in the saddle? Or you fancy a fun way to get your friends riding? This Breeze Ride is about building confidence for all abilities in a relaxed, traffic-free, gentle environment.

This traffic-free five mile ride shows off the delights of two of Leicester's many fine parks. Discover the delights of Braunstone Park, with its two lakes, playgrounds, walled garden and Grade II listed Georgian mansion house. The route then leads you into the adjacent Western Park, once part of the ancient Leicester Forest, a former hunting ground for the Earls of Leicester. This beautiful park also features the 'Eco House' - an environmentally-sustainable showhome featuring the latest green technology. What better way to visit it than by bike?

As the weather can be changeable at this time of the year it is wise to wear layers and  don't forget your waterproof just in case. Other items to consider bringing along are a drink to keep you hydrated and something to repair a puncture such as a spare inner tube. 

Car Parking
Yes, at Braunstone leisure centre car park (start point). Height restrictions apply.
Nearest Train Station
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Braunstone Leisure Centre  

Meet the Champions

  • Shirley Ashford
    Shirley Ashford I am a Sky Ride Leader and Breeze Champion. I hope to help new or exisitng cyclists gain experience, confidence & skills on their bikes so they can enjoy their time on it and perhaps use them more. I am a leisure cyclist and also a memeber of a local cycling club. When possible I cycle commute to work.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • barry proffitt Tuesday 23rd August very enjoyable and well run. leaders very helpful .
  • Georgina Gray Ridgway Monday 22nd August
  • Steve Matheson Tuesday 2nd August
  • Nicola Randon Monday 6th July Very enjoyable ride around the two parks friendly ride leaders

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