Meynells Gorse Commuter ride

Friday 26th April at 8.00am 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
Bike Park, Town Hall Square LE1 9BG
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.
50 mins  (30 mins cycling)
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 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.

If you’ve thought about commuting by bike but are worried about which route to use or the busy traffic why not join our Ride Leaders on this free organised ride that will cycle a typical commuter route into the heart of the city.

This guided route will take you from the Bike Park in the centre of Leicester out to the Meynells Gorse Park and Ride car park. The route is designed to provide you with a low traffic / traffic free alternative to using the Hinckley road (A47).  95% of this route uses dedicated cycle paths or shared pedestrian/cycle paths.  This means that even if you are not the most confident of cyclists you with feel safe and comfortable with this route.

*Please note that this is the outward portion of the journey*

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 Rutland street NCP or on street in the area.
Nearest Train Station
Leicester Train Station, 0.8miles. 
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at Changing facilities are available if you are using the Bike Park service.  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Toilet facilities are available if you are using the Bike Park service.  

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.

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