Cycling is a fantastic, fun and family-friendly way to exercise. Cycling is a great way to travel a large distance within a shorter space of time, and getting outdoors on your bike is also great for your mental and physical health. Furthermore, by choosing to cycle, not only are you saving money by not using a car, but you are also helping to protect the environment from harmful fuel emissions!

If you are new to cycling, why not try loaning a bike from Rutland Cycling based at Everards Meadows. By following the tarmacked path outside Rutland Cycling, you are able to access National Cycling Route 6, which runs via the Great Central Way that can take you along cycle path to Bede Park in Leicester.

If you’re looking to do some cycling locally, take a look at our pages below for some more information on the benefits of cycling, how to start and some information on more local cycling routes you can explore!

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How to get into Cycling

Cycling can seem like a daunting activity at first, especially if you don’t own a bike or haven’t ridden one for a while. It is perfectly normal to feel nervous...

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Cycling Routes

Leicestershire is blessed with a great number of cycling routes. These are very important for the safe and easy use of bikes to get from one place to another. Whereas...

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Active Travel

Getting around your local area without using your car is a great way to build movement into your day.

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Leicester South Cycling Map

Cycling map of the south of Leicester City into Blaby District. The map highlights different types of highway available on these routes to help you plan your route.

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The most suitable bike

Which bike do I need? Best bikes for beginners With so many different types of bikes on offer, it can be difficult to know which one is best for your...

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Cycling for Beginners – Rutland Cycling

Newcomers fear not! Rutland Cycling share the Ultimate Guide to Cycling For Beginners to help you get to grips with everything bike related.

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Let’s Ride

Let's Ride is a joint initiative between HSBC and British Cycling to help beginners to start cycling. The site has lots of information on getting started, rides, events, routes and fun ways to get you into cycling in your local area.

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Disability and Para-cycling

For those looking to try the sport for the first time, British Cycling has a number of disability hubs in locations across the country.

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Local Bike Shops

Find your nearest bike shop and their contact details using Choose How You Move's shop map and information.

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Shake Up Your Commute, Shape Up Your Health

A lot of us just don’t get as much time as we’d like to exercise, but what if there was a way to get fitter, healthier and happier without eating...

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Sofa to 50km

A training plan taking you from doing no cycling at all to being able to complete a 50km ride in only 8 weeks!

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Leicester Forest Cycling Club

LEICESTER’S FRIENDLY CYCLING CLUB SINCE 1923. At LFCC we are an inclusive club and welcome anyone with an interest in cycling regardless of experience or ability into the club. We are a volunteer run organisation that supports cyclists and the interests of cyclists in our local community.

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Ratae Road Club

We are always looking for new men and women members to join the Ratae Road Club. Whether your interest is in social cycling or competitive time trialing and cyclocross we can offer a friendly environment to participate in and improve your ability.

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Cycling Courses

Cycling courses ran by Choose How You Move.

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We are Cycling UK

Founded in 1878 as the Bicycle Touring Club and subsequently re-named the Cyclists' Touring Club and now as Cycling UK, we are the forerunners of a worldwide network of cycling, motoring and tourism organisations, many of whom based their services on us.

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BMX Cycling

BMX cycling offers a wide range of challenges across the sport but, from supercross racing to freestyle tricks, the skills required are developed from a passion for cycling creativity and adrenaline.

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Local Cycling – Choose How You Move

Fun, fast, and free – that’s why we like cycling in Leicester & Leicestershire. Find out how easy it is to make everyday cycling journeys to work, school or the shops. Swap four wheels for two and enjoy the benefits!

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Cycling Routes in Leicestershire

Interactive Cycling Route map by Choose How You Move to help identify routes across the county, showing different kinds of highway that the routes are on. Have a look for routes in your local area or from one place to another, such as cycling to work or school.

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Parks and Open Spaces

We have a wide range of fantastic green spaces providing the opportunity for an enjoyable walk, a family day out and to keep in touch with nature.

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The Choose How You Move rewards challenge is powered by BetterPoints and allows you to earn points for walking, running and cycling. Track your journeys using the free BetterPoints app to earn points and redeem them for high street vouchers, or donate them to your favourite charity.

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Strava App

Track your fitness activity with Strava. Record your run, map a cycling group and analyse all your activity stats for free!

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