BACK FOR 2019!  

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! 

Registering is quick and easy

Log in or create an account to register for HSBC UK Let's Ride Leicester. Once you've booked your place on the ride, we'll prompt you to edit your profile to add your family and friends!


  • Details of the route as soon as it's released
  • A handy email reminder with all the latest event info
  • A free Let's Ride bib - yours to keep


Volunteer at HSBC UK Let's Ride Leicester

Get involved in the big day by joining the team making it happen!    

We’re looking for volunteers for a number of key roles – could you be one of them?

What to expect on the day...

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


Public Transport in Leicester

Leicester and Leicestershire’s extensive network of public transport services will help get you to the start for HSBC UK Let's Ride! Visit their website here, to start planning your journey!

By road 

Leicester has plenty of city centre car parks. You can find a city centre car park best suited for you here. We would recommend the following: 

  • Watermead Park, Alderton Cl, Leicester LE4 7RN
  • Everards Meadows, John Cooper Way, Leicester LE19 2AN

By bus 

It's really easy to get into Leicester by bus, with plenty of fast and convenient services available from all key locations. You can find out more about Leicester bus routes and timetables here

By train 

Leicester is at the hub of the national rail network in the East Midlands of England. East Midlands Railway and other major train operators run local, regional and inter-city services from Leicester City Railway Station. Find your best route by train here or here

By bike

If you’re coming on two wheels you can check out our favourite routes in here. And if you're happy to make your own way, head straight to the event hub at Bede Park for the build-up from 11:00am or ready for the start at 12:00pm.

And don’t forget to bring your bike lock!

Road Closures

Roads to be Closed:

The HSBC UK Let’s Ride Leicester 2019 route will close the following roads from 6am until up to 7pm on Sunday 25th August: 

Castle View - Castle Yard - Castle Street - Peacock Lane - New Street - Friar Lane - Millstone Lane (From Friar Lane to Berridge Street) - Berridge Street - Market Place South - Market Place (From Market Place Approach to Hotel Street) - Cank Street (From Market Place to St Martins) - St Martins - Grey Friars (From St Martins to Berridge Street) - Hotel Street - Loseby Lane - Guildhall Lane (From Loseby Lane to Applegate) - Applegate - The Newarke - The Gateway - Mill Lane - Eastern Boulevard - Western Boulevard (From Braunstone Gate to Tarragon Road) - Upperton Road (From Eastern Blvd to Raw Dykes Rd) - Raw Dykes Road - Filbert Way


Check out our pictures from last year's HSBC UK Let's Ride Leicester event on Facebook!