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To the Station 3mi Thu 9 May
To Daves 3mi Thu 9 May
7 miler 6mi Wed 14 Feb
Leicester LA3 1NR 2mi 30 Dec 2023
Work 4mi 22 Aug 2023
B 6mi 16 Sep 2022
Potential work 6mi 16 Sep 2022
Blaby -> 7mi 12 Aug 2022
JGA 1mi 23 Jun 2022
to work 5mi 18 May 2022

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Days Out

Weekend rides

Find somewhere to cycle this weekend. Here’s our route-planner’s top picks around Leicester:

The Gate Hangs Well, Syston · 13mi round-trip
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The Hammer and Pincers, Wymeswold · 32mi round-trip
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The Crown, Old Dalby · 37mi round-trip
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Leicester

The National Cycle Network is a great way to find traffic-free routes and quiet lanes. These routes pass through Leicester:

To Burton upon Trent, Swadlincote, Oakham, Stamford, Peterborough, Whittlesey, March and Wisbech.

To Rickmansworth, London, St Albans, Harpenden, Luton, Leighton Buzzard, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Market Harborough, Loughborough, Shepshed, Derby, Nottingham, Worksop and Sheffield.

Knowledge

Share your tips for cycling in Leicester

What are the roads like? Which are the most cycle-friendly cafés? Where’s your favourite place for a Saturday afternoon spin? Share your knowledge with other local cyclists.

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A note on our PDF maps

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