To celebrate Cycle to Work day on 8 August, all commuter cyclists can get a FREE bike breakfast! Simply cycle into work on 8 August and present your bike to the staff in the Town Hall Bike Park between 7am and 10am.
There is also an opportunity to earn a second FREE bike breakfast by cycling to work at least twice between 9- 16 August. Take a loyalty card on Cycle to Work Day and present your bike to the Town Hall Bike Park staff on each day you cycle to collect one stamp. After collecting two stamps, exchange it for another FREE Bike Breakfast.
The bike breakfast will be a hot/cold drink and a pastry from Leicester Coffee House Company on Granby Street.
On the 8 August, anyone who would like to try cycling to work in the city centre can join a Bike Buddy, a regular commuter cyclist, on their journey to/from work. You can benefit by:
- Discovering the cycle route from your area into the city centre – it could be quieter and quicker than you think!
- Getting hints and tips on commuting to work by bike from a confident cyclist.
See the map of the meet up locations:
|Bike Buddy||Location||Morning start time||Afternoon start time|
|Nick Topley||Car park at Bouskell Park, Welford Road, Blaby, Leicester||8.30am||4-4.30pm|
|Justin Webber||Braunstone Leisure Centre, Hamelin, Leicester||8.15am||6.30pm|
|Janet Hudson||Co-Op Car Park, Loughborough Rd, Rothley, Leicester||7.45am||5.15pm|
|Hannah May||Knighton Park Road, by St Mary’s Triangle, Leicester||8.30am||5.00pm|
|Pravin Godhania||Evington Leisure Centre, Downing Drive, Leicester||8.00am||TBC|
|Dani Kennell||Coles Garden Centre, Uppingham Road, Leicester||8.30am||5.15pm|
|Rob Bateman||Birstall Golf Club, Station rd, Birstall, Leicester||9.00am||5.30pm|
|Rob Leeson||The White Horse Pub, White Horse Lane, Birstall, Leicester||9.00am||5.00pm|
|Paul Standley||Narborough Railway Station, Station Rd, Narborough, Leicester||8.15am||5.00pm|
|David Fowkes||Farm Foods, Bell Street, Wigston, Leicester||7.00am||4.30pm|
|Paul Clark||Leicester Sea Cadets, Ross Walk, Leicester||8.30am||4.00pm-5.00pm|
|Claire Mellon||The Rally Playground, Tudor Road, Leicester||8.30am||5.00pm|
|Paula Burbicka||Intersection by King Richards road adjacent to Hinckley Road||8.25am||6.30pm|
You should arrive at your nearest meetup location at least 5 minutes before the given time to meet your Bike Buddy. The Bike Buddy will show you their normal commuter route into the city centre, finishing at the Town Hall Bike Park.
You can park your bike for the day in the Town Hall Bike Park for £1 or from there you continue your journey to work independently.
If you would like to cycle back with your Bike Buddy in the afternoon, the departure times in the table above are a guideline and you should confirm to meet your bike buddy outside the Town Hall Bike Park at an agreed time.
Please note that the Bike Buddies are not cycle instructors, so you should already know how to ride a bike.
There will be five FREE bike checks by Soar Valley Cycles in the run up to Cycle to Work Day, so that you can make sure your bike is fit for the commute journey.
Bring your bike to the locations below to get it checked over and have minor fixes – such as puncture, brakes or gear repairs – carried out.
The times and locations are as follows:
|Date and Time||Where|
|5th Aug 4.00- 6.00pm||On Victoria Park by the picnic tables/UOL Attenborough Arts|
|7th Aug 8.00 -10.00am||National cycle network Route 6 – National Space Centre|
|7th Aug 4.00 – 6.00pm||The Plaza in front of Mattioli Woods, off King St/ New Walk|
Celebrate your cycle to work with a photo at the Town Hall Bike Park. A photographer will be on hand to snap you and your Bike Buddies at the end of your journey.
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