Two Parks Delight

Sunday 6th April 2014 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
Outside main entrance to Braunstone Leisure Centre 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.
1 hours 25 mins  (45 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


What other riders think of this route

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.

This traffic-free family-friendly five mile ride shows off the delights of two of Leicester's many fine parks. Discover the delights of Braunstone Park, with its two lakes, children's playgrounds, walled garden and Grade II listed Georgian mansion house. If you're lucky, you might see Braunstone Flyers Model Aircraft Club's miniature aerobatic displays. The route then leads you into the adjacent Western Park, once part of the ancient Leicester Forest, a former hunting ground for the Earls of Leicester. This beautiful park also features the 'Eco House' - an environmentally-sustainable showhome featuring the latest green technology. What better way to visit it than by bike?

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 Braunstone leisure centre car park (start point). Height restrictions apply.
Nearest Train Station
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Braunstone Leisure Centre  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Shirley Ashford
    Shirley Ashford I am a Sky Ride Leader and Breeze Champion. I hope to help new or exisitng cyclists gain experience, confidence & skills on their bikes so they can enjoy their time on it and perhaps use them more. I am a leisure cyclist and also a memeber of a local cycling club. When possible I cycle commute to work.
  • 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!
  • Liz Goodman
    Liz Goodman Hi, I'm Liz - I love Leicester and cycling, so you can see why I might want to encourage people to get out and about on their bikes on a SkyRide Local in our city. My favourite route is along the riverside out to Watermead Park and beyond - I could never get bored of this ride. That said if I could ride anywhere in the world it would be to ride across the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco on a beach cruiser bike. For now, I'll stick to the fab network of cycle routes that we have here in Leicestershire...

Rider Comments on the Route

  • barry proffitt Tuesday 23rd August very enjoyable and well run. leaders very helpful .
  • Georgina Gray Ridgway Monday 22nd August
  • Steve Matheson Tuesday 2nd August
  • Nicola Randon Monday 6th July Very enjoyable ride around the two parks friendly ride leaders

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