Aylestone Meadows, The Rally and Stokeswood Park

Saturday 13th October 2012 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
Entrance to Aylestone Meadows, adjacent to Aylestone Road Opposite Grace Road, alongside car tyre garage unit, “Mr Tyre” LE2 8TB
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 50 mins  (1 hours 10 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.

Despite being in the centre of Leicester this ride really does have an off-road feel to it. This amazing 6 mile rural route takes in the Great Central Way, the BMX track at The Rally and Stokeswood Park. It is definitiely one not to be missed for all those who are new or returning to off-road riding!

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 Aylestone Meadows Car Park - accessible from Aylestone Road
Nearest Train Station
Leicester Station, 2 miles 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Kevin Cooper
    Kevin Cooper Always difficult to describe yourself as others may see you, so I will copy what was written about me for a Leicestershire & Rutland sports volunteering award. .......................................................................... 'When it comes to being active, Kevin Cooper is passionate about cycling, bikes and walking and is a very fun and friendly volunteer, who has encouraged many more people across the district of Harborough to lead more physically active lives and enjoy their rural surroundings. Kevin has a wealth of local knowledge about people and places of interest and is keen to share this information to enhance the enjoyment of people joining the walking and cycling groups he leads. Kevin undertook and sucessfully completed British Cyclings Ride Leadership award and has taken the initiative in assessing and planning potential cycle routes and with a colleague has established the Harborough Rural Rides Group, which is run as part of The Active Together Harbrough Activity Programme. Kevin has a can-do attitude towards encouraging more people to lead physically active lives and is a very valued member of the Active Together Volunteering Team.'.................. I must confess when I read this I thought they were mixing me up with someone else as I thought I was just someone who is passionate about riding his bike and is keen to share this with others, regardless of their ability........ I look forward to meeting you on one of our rides Kevin
  • 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

  • christina wells Monday 6th October

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