Abbey Park and Wolsey Island

Sunday 16th December 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
Abbey Park Cafe Abbey Park LE4 5AQ
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 15 mins  (35 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
Yes 
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Leicester

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What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Leicester

Not cycled for a while and looking for an easy way to get back in the saddle? Fancy a fun way to get your friends or kids riding? Our Easygoing rides are great for building confidence for all abilities and ages along relaxed, mostly traffic-free routes. They’re up to six miles long, with a gentle pace of around six miles an hour.

A gentle three mile ride along the River Soar through the beautiful and historic Abbey Park. There will be plenty of opportunities to see wildlife, wonderful scenery and historic buildings of Leicester on this mostly flat, family friendly ride. Follow in the footsteps of Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey in the grounds of the ancient Leicester Abbey on this short but well designed bike ride.

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.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait. 

Car Parking
Yes, at Abbey Park Car Park, charges may apply.
Nearest Train Station
Leicester Train Station, 1.5 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at In the Café and Abbey Park  

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 road and off road rides.
    When I am not leading Sky Rides I am involved in teaching people of all ages to cycle from complete beginners to commuters as well as Bikeability to school children.
    In fact I spend 7 days a week working on some sort of cycling project :)
  • Mike Ball
    Mike Ball Have been cycling for many years both as an all weathers commuter and a member of the Leicester Spokes cycling (http://www.leicesterspokes.org.uk) 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

  • Harjeet Singh Monday 27th October
  • Hetal Patel Sunday 5th October
  • Mehul Thakrar Wednesday 23rd July
  • Marie Blondeau Monday 14th July

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