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Leicestershire cycle challenge

Challenge for Change have joined forces with the CTC, the UK’s national cyclists organisation, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and NHS Leicester City to run the Leicester Shire Cycle Challenge. The Challenge is a proven programme to get more people cycling more often and we look forward to seeing more people on bikes in and around Leicester Shire.

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Cycling in Leicester

Leicester is a great place to cycle, and now there are even more opportunities to get out and about on your bike in the area.

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Find a ride

Find out more about rides coming up in Leicester here, and see the tabs below for other cycling opportunities.

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The Summer of Cycling

The Summer of Cycling is a national campaign encouraging everyone with an interest in cycling to share the fun and introduce just one friend to cycling.

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Share your story

We'd love to hear how you got on in the Challenge. Did you ride for the first time in years or encourage someone else to? Share your story here.

Our Latest Blogs

Cycling Trips: Tuscany

Instead of talking more specifically about bicycles or there history, I’ve decided to begin a new series on some of the best places to go cycling. In this post, I’ve chosen Tuscany, which was one of the first cycling holidays […]

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Cycling Kept me Sane

The title may sound like a little bit of a hyperbole, but I can assure you that cycling very much kept me sane through what was in my opinion a very turbulent childhood (though not at all a bad one). […]

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The 19th century bicycle—-and how it changed!

Whether used as transport or for hobby the bike is a major part of people’s lives these days. The bicycle was an invention that coincided with the Industrial Revolution, and met the needs of a growing number of people to […]

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Finding a new team to bet on

For the true sports fan it’s not necessarily about the teams that are playing, but rather the sport itself. Most people tend to support their local team, or the team they supported growing up or maybe even the team with […]

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Safety tips for your next cycling adventure

For me there is almost no better feeling than getting out and enjoying a nice long ride on the bike. And I’m not just talking about a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon. From mountain biking in the Alps, […]

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Cycling and the Environment

When bicycles first started appearing the Industrial Revolution was in full swing. They allowed workers to get into cities quicker, or allowed them to work at a factory in the next town. Unlike horses they didn’t require to be feed […]

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Five of the best cycling tours in Europe

1.Land’s End to John O’Groats. Starting in Cornwall in the southwest of England and going to the northeastern tip of Scotland, this trip will take you all across the UK. At 1000 miles (some 2000km) and two weeks it’s an […]

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The benefits of cycling

Cycling is viewed as some people as a sport or a hobby and by others more as a means of transportation. And by some it’s a combination in the way that cars can be used simply as a method of […]

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Why Cycle?

The Leicester Shire Cycle Challenge is taking place to encourage people to get on their bikes, have some fun and experience the benefits cycling can offer.

During rush hour, cycling can be up to twice as fast as going by car.
Regular […]

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Events and activities will be held during the Challenges.

Events
Events and activities will be held during the Challenge to give as many people as possible the chance to try riding a bike for 10 minutes.
Local Events
Building Cycling Cultures is taking place in Leicester this weekend. It aims to celebrate […]

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