Thornton Thigh Buster

Sunday 28th July 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
Braunstone Leisure Centre (main concourse) 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.
2 hours 45 mins  (2 hours 5 mins cycling)
Suitable for Child Trailers
No 
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What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Leicester

If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

An 18.9 mile circular ride from Braunstone out to Thornton with a circuit of the reservoir, following at times, the route of the Swannington railway, built by George Stevenson. The route follows NCR 63 on a mixture of disused rail trackbed, nature reserves and rural roads. Picturesque Thornton Reservoir has a small visitor centre, a sculpture trail, a woodland walk and a game fishery, while Martinshaw's mixed woodland is a visual treat and forms part of the National Forest.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and 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. 

Children under the age of 5 do not need to register and must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.



Car Parking
Yes, at Leisure Centre
Nearest Train Station
Leicester 
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at Leisure Centre  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Leisure Centre  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Eric Ludlow
    Eric Ludlow Cat-loving cyclist, keen to share two-wheeled enjoyment. Long distance events, short pootles, on-road, off-road, fast or slow: it's all about having fun!
  • Gavin Oakes
    Gavin Oakes
  • Mike Ball
    Mike Ball Have been cycling for many years both as an all weathers commuter and a member of the Leicester Spokes cycling (http://www.leicesterspokes.org.uk) group. I particularly enjoy cycle touring in Scotland and Europe, and longer rides such as our annual overnight ride from London to Leicester. My ambitions are to cycle across the USA and China, perhaps all the way around the world? I try to use my bike for most trips and want to encourage people to look on bike travel as everyday transport, not just something for the weekend. I look forward to meeting you on a ride.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Ebrahim Makda Monday 18th August
  • Julie Clayton Sunday 3rd August
  • Nerijus Gliaubertas Wednesday 30th July
  • Kerry Truslove Sunday 20th July

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