Connect 2

Saturday 19th January at 10.00am 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
Brooklea Nursery, 975 Loughborough Road Rothley LE7 7NJ
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 50 mins  (1 hours 10 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres) 

Sky Ride Local in Leicester

If you’re fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.


Come and join us on this gentle ride from the Tea Rooms at Brooklea Nurseries to the new 'Connect 2' route from Cossington into Watermead Park. This is a great route for anybody wanting to discover the lovely off-road area's of Leiecester. No off-road technical riding ability is needed as the ride is aimed at families and is all about fun!

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 11, there must be no child trailers or child seats, the child capable of riding within the demands of the off-road specification.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures.
Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Connect 2
Car Parking
Yes, at Garden Centre Car Park
Nearest Train Station
Sielby Station, 1.7miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at In the Cafe  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Richard Himan Richard Himan 2014 is my 6th year as a ride leader. I have enjoied welcoming new and returning over the passed seasons and look forward to welcoming you on a ride soon
  • Martin Bujdoso Martin Bujdoso Hi
    Welcome to Sky Rides.
    I have been cycling for many years and enjoy all cycling activities especially getting more people of all ages cycling and coming on a Sky Ride is a great way to get out on your bike, meet other cyclists and have fun.
    I became a ride leader in 2012 for both on and off road rides.
    I work as a road safety tutor delivering Bikeability to school children.

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