Leicester Bike Park to Birstall

Friday 26th April at 5.00pm 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.
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 

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 out from the heart of the city.


This guided route will take you from the Bike Park in the centre of Leicester out to the Birstall Park and Ride car park. The route will use existing cycle paths travel through Abbey park and also wiill take you on NCN6.  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.
All ages are welcome. Those under the age of 5 must be in a BSA 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. 

Nearest Train Station
Leicester Train Station, 0.8miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at the Bike Park  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Susan Doram Susan Doram I have recently re-discovered cycling through Sky Ride. It's a great opportunity to get out into the fresh air, see some of our beautiful countryside, meet other riders and most importantly enjoy the much deserved tea and cakes after the ride :-)

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