Tour of Leicester

Sunday 11th November 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
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.
1 hours 35 mins  (55 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

If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

Understanding the neighbourhoods of Leicester and how they link together. This circular tour of just over 6 miles along cycle paths and quiet roads will show you how to navigate your way quickly and easily around the City taking in some of the more iconic landmarks and revealing some hidden gems.


Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
All ages are welcome but age 5 and under must be in a BSA approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.
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 in the area (charges may apply), Rutland Street NCP (charges)
Nearest Train Station
Leicester 0.8 miles 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Jeremy O'Dwyer
    Jeremy O'Dwyer
  • Mokhtar Elareshi
    Mokhtar Elareshi Hi, I'm a passionate about encouraging people to get on their bikes. I've been cycling with Skyride since 2009 and I love cycling with them. I like to cycle and I usually ride a hybrid or mountain bike but I have also a race bike. The latter I use to cycle those lovely Leicester countryside. I cycled once with Leicester Forest but more often with Spokes ride and Of Course with Sky ride as assistant leader. I will be assisting leader rides in the Leicester and Birmingham areas this season and look forward to meeting you on these rides :-)
  • Mike Ball
    Mike Ball Have been cycling for many years both as an all weathers commuter and a member of the Leicester Spokes cycling ( group. I particularly enjoy cycle touring in Scotland and Europe, and longer rides such as our annual overnight ride from London to Leicester. My ambitions are to cycle across the USA and China, perhaps all the way around the world? I try to use my bike for most trips and want to encourage people to look on bike travel as everyday transport, not just something for the weekend. I look forward to meeting you on a ride.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • karen shore Thursday 17th July
  • karen shore Thursday 17th July
  • Grace Kavulavu Tuesday 2nd July

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