Cossington Calorie Cruncher

Sunday 10th February 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
Woolly Mammoth Car Park Watermead Park Alderton Close off Melton Road Leicester  LE4 7RN
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.
2 hours 10 mins  (1 hours 30 mins cycling)
Breeze Bike Rides
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


Breeze Bike Rides in Leicester

Join us for a fantastic leisurely paced Sunday morning Breeze ride from Watermead Park in Thurmaston to the lovely village of Cossington.

We will set off at 10.30am from the Woolly Mammoth car park at Watermead Park and cycle  alongside the River Soar and Grand Union Canal, over Birstall Lock Bridge and around the breathtaking King Lear and John Merrick Lakes.  Our route will then take us over the fabulous newly installed Wreake Bridge and on to Cossington Village.  On our arrival at Cossington, we will head for a local garden centre cafe where we can enjoy a well-deserved hot drink (and optional cake, of course!).

This will be a great bike ride for beginners, for anyone returning to cycling and for those just wishing to enjoy a sociable Sunday saunter. The route will be mainly off road with just two small sections of roads to cross.

We recommend helmets for adults, but they’re not compulsory. Don’t worry if you don’t have a helmet – why not try a couple of rides and see how you get on? 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 a spare inner tube.

Hope to see you there.

Starting Point
Woolly Mammoth Car Park Watermead Park Alderton Close off Melton Road Leicester 
Starting Postcode

Meet the Champions

  • Lindsey Ball
    Lindsey Ball I’ve owned a bicycle for as long as I remember, but I really got back into cycling after completing the Sky Ride in 2011 - I really enjoyed cycling through a traffic free town, and after the event...I was hooked! After the Sky Ride, I started participating in local Breeze bike rides and I eventually became a Breeze Champion myself. Thanks to Breeze, I've made some lovely friends, found cycle routes (and coffee shops) that I didn't know existed and I now ride my bike regularly for commuting and pleasure as often as I can.
  • Linda Goddard
    Linda Goddard Hello, I am passionate about encouraging people to get on their bikes. I see Breeze rides and Local Skyrides as a way to do this and to provide fun at the same time. I particularly want to encourage more women to get in the saddle! Cycling is not only a way to get fit, but is also good for the environment. Think of the petrol saved! It is also a social activity, where you can make new friends and be encouraged along by other riders. My aim is to support both new and returning cyclists to gain the confidence to cycle more often. I look forward to meeting you on the rides.

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