Swithland Woods and Reservoir
Sunday 11th November 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.
|Cycling time||Ride distance||Suitable for||Distance from me||Ride level|
|135 Mins||16 Miles||11+ (children 11-15 with adult) Not all rides are suitable for everyone. This will tell you if the ride is suitable for you and/or your friends and family.||? Miles||
- Starting Point & Postcode
- Behind Leicester Leys Leisure Centre Beaumont Way, Beaumont Leys LE4 1DS
- 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.
- 2 hours 55 mins (2 hours 15 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.
- Hybrid (off road tyres)
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.
Come join us on this picturesque ride around Swithland Woods and Reservoir. At 15.9 miles this scenic circular route is perfect for families and cyclists wanting to get out on their bikes in an off-road environment. If riding in beautiful scenery is something that interests you then this ride really is not to be missed!
Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 11, there must be no child trailers or child seats, the child 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 on Street parking, charges may apply
- Nearest Train Station
- Leicester London Road Station, 3 miles
- Toilet Facilities Available?
- Yes, at the shopping centre
Meet the Ride Leaders
- Kevin Cooper
- Rick Wells-Cole
Rider Comments on the Route
I could see this ride to be very good in the spring/summer but for winter when going off road, terrain can be badly saturated which makes control of the bike difficult. This may not be appealing to all but personally considered it as a challenge.