King Lear's Lake

Saturday 13th October 2012 at 2.00pm 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
National Space Centre Car Park Exploration Drive LE4 5NS
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 30 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) 
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

If you're fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

Starting in the heart of Leicester this is one of the best urban rides taking in Leicester's Riverside and the beautiful Watermead Park. On our travels we take in a lap of the breathtaking King Lear's Lake before making our way back on this distinctly off-road route. It really is one not to be missed!

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 8, there must be no child trailers or child seats, children must be capable of riding within the demands of the off-road specification.
Please 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.

Car Parking
Yes, at National Space Centre Car Park, Exploration Drive, charges may apply
Nearest Train Station
Leicester Station, 3 miles 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Martin Bujdoso
    Martin Bujdoso Hi Welcome to Sky Rides. I have been cycling for many years and enjoy all cycling activities especially getting more people of all ages and abilities cycling and coming on a Sky Ride is a great way to get out on your bike, meet other cyclists and have fun. I became a ride leader in 2012 and lead both on and off road rides.
  • 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!
  • 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

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Heather Joyce Sunday 1st June
  • Donald Joyce Sunday 1st June

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