Cycling Maps and Trails
Get on your bike and explore Leicestershire. There are many quiet and attractive places to go with family or friends, as well as routes for everyday journeys particularly in towns or in and around the city of Leicester.
FREE Cycling Maps now available
A set of six cycle maps covering the whole of Leicestershire (city and county) are now available. The maps feature recommended routes, cycle parking, refreshment stops, bike shops and good cycling tips.
Printed copies are available from libraries and tourist information centres.
No. 1 - Leicester City covers all of Central Leicestershire (on City Council website)
No. 2 - Loughborough Area
No. 3 - Melton Mowbray Area
No. 5 - Hinckley & Bosworth Area
No. 6 - Coalville Area and the National Forest covers all NW Leicestershire District
Blaby District is covered by the Leicester City and Hinckley & Bosworth maps.
Oadby & Wigston Borough is included on the Leicester City map.
Green Route 1 (pdf document 1.15mb) is the new off-road cycling and walking route north out of Leicester along the Soar Valley. The route links the city centre with Belgrave, Birstall, Thurmaston, Syston and Cossington.
The distinctively signposted path is ideal for local journeys and also links a series of attractions. These include, Abbey Park, the National Space Centre, Belgrave Museum and Watermead Country Park.
High Leicestershire and Rutland Cycle Map leaflet includes
- Gartree Ride: Melton Mowbray - Market Harborough (NCN 64)
- Guthlaxton Trail: Market Harborough - Leicester (NCN 6)
- Rutland Ride: Rutland Water - Oakham - Leicester (NCN 63)
For more information on cycle routes round Rutland Water there are links to external websites.
Enjoy whichever journeys you go on but don't forget to take appropriate clothing, pleanty of drinking water, and although it is not compulsory, wearing a cycle helmet is always a good idea.
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Did you know?
- Cycling at least 20 miles a week reduces the risk of coronary heat disease to less than half of that for non-cyclists (BHF)
- If one third of all short car journeys were made by cycle, national heart disease rates would decrease by between 5% and 10% (Bikes not Fumes CTC)
A useful link for route ideas and various cycle information www.ctc.org.uk
Page Last Updated: 13 May 2013