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We’re closing the roads to traffic in Leicester on Sunday 25 August and hosting a free cycling festival for everyone.

There’s lots to do – from fun activities and challenges for the whole family to music, local street food and live stunt shows. Plus a few surprises on the day …  

Come along and enjoy seeing your city from the saddle. You don’t have to do the full distance – just as much or as little as you want. You don’t need to be an experienced cyclist. There will be no cars on the road, so you can wobble, zig-zag and stop as much as you like.  

It’s free, fun and the perfect activity for the whole family. So, what are you waiting for?

Everyone’s invited – see you there! 


All Entertainment Zones are free and open from 11am.

Help lead Filbert’s Parade from King Power Stadium to the Let’s Ride Leicester start from 11.30am

Enjoy live music on Bede Park with a fantastic selection of local bands and performers, DJ Dave and celebrity Q & A’s throughout the day. Get involved with British Cycling’s Go-Ride, Breeze & Let’s Ride as well as Leicester Forest Rockets, Paddle-boarding on the Mile Straight, Leicestershire County Cricket and Danny Butler’s BMX show around the stone circle.       

Meet Knight Beau Sanglier at RIII Visitor Centre. Join in guided Richard III walking and cycling tours around Leicester Old Town. Try adapted bikes with Cycling Projects and Ride Leicester Rickshaws on Cathedral Square. 

Try Cyclone Works punk-art bikes, Graffwerk’s graffiti gallery and Alfano Works bike building displays on Market Square. 

Ride Leicester’s ‘Broken Record’ Swing Band in The Dome on Jubilee Square are offering vintage dance party classes alongside Future Cycles and food village.  

There is a family picnic with Sustrans Free Clean Air campaign on Castle Gardens. With drummers and kid-zone activities including Choose How You Move, Crowd Fund Leicester & 1,000 Tweaks campaigns. 

There are FREE bike-fix points thanks to local bike shops at the following locations: 

• Soar Valley Cycles next to LCFC Fan Store  

• Rutland Cycles on DMU Campus Food Village

• Community Cycles at Leicester Cathedral

• Future Cycles on Jubilee Square

• Evans & eBike Centre on Bede Park


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