If you are a key worker and you are commuting by bike, we are offering free bike checks over the next four weeks, courtesy of six local bike shops. Details on dates, times and locations are listed on the poster below.
This offer is possible thanks to support from Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Sustrans, British Cycling, Northside Bikes, Julie’s Cycles, Ebike Centres, Billy’s Bespoke, Soar Valley Cycles, Community Cycles and Sal’s Cycles.
Pop-up walking and cycling lanes
Pop-up lanes are being installed on some of the major arterial routes into the city, creating wider, safe cycling and walking corridors. They will enable people to get around the city whilst protecting public transport for key workers and will support local businesses and employees as lockdown restrictions are gradually eased.
Routes in Leicester
Looking for great cycle routes to ride at this time? Explore our collection of brilliant bike routes – all accredited by British Cycling. There are currently 63 routes to choose from in and around Leicester. See all of the routes here.
Free 3 month membership offer for NHS staff
British Cycling is pleased to announce that NHS workers will be offered a free three-month Commute Membership. This will provide additional support and peace-of-mind insurance up to £15 million for their daily cycling. The offer, supported by HSBC UK, is being made in recognition of the incredible work that NHS workers are doing to help combat the current crisis, and of the vital role that bicycles are playing in safely transporting so many of them to work. Find more details on the scheme here.
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Even if you are working from home, you can still take part in #CycleToWorkDay, just as Helen did! Go for a bike ride and take a selfie with your bike!🤳 Post your photo to social media with #C2WDLeicester and tell us why you cycle, for a chance to win a FREE #cycling goodie bag! twitter.com/fieryfredgater…
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