Foxton Wave Rider - Strong Plus

Sunday 18th November 2012 at 9.00am 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
The 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.
3 hours 20 mins  (2 hours 40 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.
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

Challenging rides on the road for adults only If you've been riding a road bike for a while, and perhaps been thinking about joining a cycling club, these rides – brand new for 2012 – are for you. The prospect of a speedy pace over twenty to fifty miles, and the strong likelihood of some hills thrown in along the way, means our Ride Strong Plus rides are not for the faint-hearted.

This is a great wavy ride South from the city to Foxton Locks taking in the peaceful Leicestershire countryside. We pass through some lovely villages on the way including Saddington , Gumley and then return via Bruntingthorpe , Countesthorpe and Blaby. A fantastic spin to be enjoyed best from the saddle.

If you've already tried one of our Ride Strong Plus rides and you're ready for the next challenge, why not try a British Cycling Sportive?

Additional Information

As these are adult only rides, designed for cyclists progressing from the standard Ride Strong level, the pace of the ride could increase to 15mph at the discretion of the Ride Leader.

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
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 City Centre Parking, charges may apply
Nearest Train Station
Leicester Train Station, 1 mile 
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at The Bike Park  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at The Bike Park  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Mike Vybiral
    Mike Vybiral I've been organising and leading bike rides in S.E. Leicestershire for a number of years. For example: 'Summer Cycling', fortnightly 5, 15 & 25 mile rides on Wednesday evenings from the Fox & Goose, Illston-on-the-Hill; 'Macmillan Harborough 100', a 100k charity ride from the Langton Brewery, Thorpe Langton, (which raised £7,500); 'Welland Wonders', a choice of 50, 100 & 160k rides from Husbands Bosworth, which raises £500 for a range of charities. I'm also a member of the Welland Valley Cycle Club, which organises a whole range of bike-related activities for all ages, in and around the Harborough area. If you would like more info, have a look at
  • Ian Wakefield
    Ian Wakefield I have been riding a bike since childhood. I enjoy the feeling of freedom and exhilaration it gives me. I have previously been the Marketing Officer for the Tour de France stage 3. I race XC in UK and abroad, and I'm looking forward to meeting new riders and helping them to enjoy a safe ride. Follow me on Twitter!/Iandwakefield

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Feisal O'Neill Saturday 19th July

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