Abbey Park Saunter

Friday 28th December 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
Abbey Park Café, Abbey Park Entrance off Abbey Park Road LE4 5AQ
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  (50 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) 
Suitable for Child Trailers
No 
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Leicester

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What other riders think of this route

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.

Join us on this great circular route of just under 7 miles.  Enjoy the ride through the Leicester Riverside between the rural setting of Abbey Park through to Watermead Park. This is the perfect ride for families and friends wanting to get out on their bikes and explore the amazing countryside right on your doorstep!

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 8, there must be no child trailers or child seats, children must be 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.

Car Parking
Yes, at St Margaret's Way Car Park, charges apply
Nearest Train Station
Leicester Station 2 miles 
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at Toilets at Pavillion  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Toilets at Pavillion  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Peter Simmonds
    Peter Simmonds Peter enjoys cycling many miles each year. He commutes to meetings across London on a folding bike, tours with camping gear and rides the rural lanes all over the Midlands..

    Sky Ride aims to get more people out on their bikes. More cyclists will mean safer streets, better health and less pollution. Cycling brings some risks but these are outweighed by the benefits to people. The Sky Ride programme is designed to deal with these aspects, too. So - give it a try. If you are reading this because you have signed up for the ride - looking forward to meeting you there.

  • David Kirkland
    David Kirkland I have cycled since I was a child mainly as a means of getting around rather than competition cycling. I then moved on to driving but returned to cycling for leisure, firstly mountain biking then roads in order to cycle longer distances.

    I have cycled some longer routes such as London to Paris, C2C, NCN6 and the Taff Trail. I have also cycled on holidays in the Alps, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy and in France.

    I will be leading rides in the Midlands this summer and look forward to meeting you on some of the Sky Rides.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Melvyn Booley Wednesday 17th September
  • Malcolm York Tuesday 16th September
  • Jason Chauhan Sunday 14th September
  • Leanne Atkins Sunday 29th September Really enjoyable and well organised

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