Birstall to Leicester Bike Park

Friday 19th April 2013 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
Birstall Park and Ride Loughborough Road LE4 4NP
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 20 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), Hybrid (road tyres), Road 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


Sky Ride Local in Leicester

Not cycled for a while and looking for an easy way to get back in the saddle? Fancy a fun way to get your friends or kids riding? Our Easygoing rides are great for building confidence for all abilities and ages along relaxed, mostly traffic-free routes. They’re up to six miles long, with a gentle pace of around six miles an hour.

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 Birstall Park and Ride car park right into the centre of Leicester town centre and up to the Bike Park. The route will take you on NCN6, through Abbey Park and continue on existing cycle paths to Leicester Bike Park. 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 inward portion of the journey*

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
All ages are welcome. Those under the age of 5 must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.

Please make sure your bike is in good working order, 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 the Birstall Park and Ride, start location.
Nearest Train Station
Leicester Train Station, 6 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at at the start location.  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Steve Hill
    Steve Hill Club cyclist for over 50 years Have enjoyed varying success at time trials, road races, trail quests, track, audax events, etc Completed the Coast-to-Coast, the Corrieyairack Challenge, have finished a Land's End to John O'Groats tour and when young and couldn't afford gears, cycled from Leicester to Cape Wrath & back on single fixed. Ride road bikes, mountain bikes, tricycles, tandem tricycles - and still haven't mastered the unicycle yet Enjoyed leading and participating in the Skyrides since 2009, meeting many new fellow cyclists, and making the most of the cycle routes in Leicester town and county

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