Cycle to Work Day – Thurs 8 Aug 2019

Bike Breakfast

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.

Bike Buddies

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.

Bike Checks

03There 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

Cycle Selfie

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.

Any queries? Please contact choosehowyoumove@leicester.gov.uk