Sunday Social Ride - Leicester Forest Cycling Club

Sunday 27th October 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
Desford Crossroads (at the bus stop opposite the A47 Petrol Station   LE9 9JE
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.
3 hours 0 mins  (2 hours 30 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), Hybrid (road tyres), Road 
Group Name
Leicester Forest Cycling Club
Age Restrictions Not all rides are suitable for everyone. This will tell you if the ride is suitable for you and/or your friends and family.

Social Cycling Groups in Leicester

There are two social ride routes, north and south, which are alternated each week, taking in some of Leicestershire’s scenic countryside and country lanes. A 30 minute cafe stop is included.

Meeting point is Desford Crossroads (at the bus stop opposite the A47 Petrol Station) at 10.00am returning to the same place for approximately 1pm.

Anyone joining the social ride must be able to keep up a minimum pace of 10mph on flat roads. The ride pace on the day will then be adjusted accordingly to the slowest paced riders (minimum 10mph) in order to keep the ride as a group. The group will always stop and wait after each of the few short hills we climb until the last rider has rejoined the group, so you will not get left behind. Most new riders will be able to manage 10mph on flat roads without problem, however if you are concerned or worried that you may not be able to keep up, send an email to and we will be more than happy to assist you and assess if the ride is suitable to you.

Ride leaders will be on hand most weekends to guide you around the routes, keep the group together and to help those who encounter mechanical difficulties, punctures, etc. A ride leader (when available) will always assist the riders at the back who maybe struggling to ensure everyone completes the ride safely. Weekly posts of the Sunday Social Ride will be made on the club’s website forum events page and also on Facebook so we recommend you check these.

Occasionally it cannot be guaranteed that a ride leader will be available that day. A note will be put onto the weekly advertised ride at least 24hrs before the ride when this occurs. At these times other riders can still meet up and enjoy a ride together if they want to. The ride will still be advertised each week on the club’s website forum events page and Facebook. It is recommended that you post on either of these to check if other riders will be joining you.

All juniors under the age of 18 years may join the ride providing they bring along a signed parental consent form or are members of the club. Juniors under 16 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Juniors aged 16-17 years may join the ride alone providing that there is a ride leader available that weekend (see above).

The Sunday social ride will only be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions and a ride leader will advise everyone of this on the Facebook forum and club’s website events page at least 2 hours before the start of the ride. Please check either of these before leaving home to ensure the ride has not been cancelled.

So what are you waiting for, come out and enjoy a Sunday social ride with Leicester Forest Cycling Club.

Full details of the ride can be found at our website address

Starting Point
Desford Crossroads (at the bus stop opposite the A47 Petrol Station  
Starting Postcode


This ride has been organised by a member of the public and British Cycling and Sky take no responsibility for the quality of the experience, please refer to the Terms and Conditions for more details.

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