There are many free, on-street public cycle stands around the city and county for your convenience. You can find these marked on our free cycling maps which cover the city and county. 

Secure cycle parking in Leicester City Centre 

There are a number of secure bike parking facilities in Leicester including St Margaret’s Cycle Hub, Bike Park Cycle Hub in Town Hall Square and Leicester Railway Station. 

St Margaret’s Cycle Hub (Gravel Street, LE1 3AQ) 

St Margaret’s Cycle Hub provides secure parking for up to 50 bicycles and two disability scooters. The hub is situated to the right of the main entrance of St Margaret’s Bus Station, and can be accessed using an Active Leicester e-card.

You can apply for a new Active Leicester access card through a registration form. The subscription fee is £10 annually, but anyone who signs up before 12 May 2024 will be granted free access for 12 months.

Electric scooters and e-bikes with a power output exceeding 250w are not allowed, and this location does not offer charging facilities for e-bikes.

Please note that this facility is securely locked at 11.45pm prompt. 

St Margaret’s Cycle Hub opening times 
  • Monday to Saturday: 5am-11.45pm 
  • Sunday: 9am-11.45pm 


Bike Park Cycle Hub (Town Hall Square, LE1 9BG) 

The Bike Park, conveniently located at the intersection of Town Hall Square and Horsefair Street in the city centre, offers secure bicycle storage. This service is currently free to use. However, please be advised that there are no public access to toilets and showers at this facility at present.

For additional information, make sure to follow the Bike Park Facebook page.

Bike Park Cycle Hub opening times 
  • Monday to Friday: 8am-6.30pm 
  • Saturday: 8.30am-6pm 
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm  


East Midlands Railways – Cycle Hubs 

If you regularly pass by Leicester and Loughborough railway stations, make use of the cycle hubs which are free to use. Ask for an application form at the ticket office, and for a one-off fee of £10, you will receive a key fob, giving you access to secure cycle parking facilities.  This key fob will give you access to all East Midlands Railways cycle hubs  including Nottingham, Sheffield and Lincoln.  

Leicester Railway Station (London Road, LE2 0QB) 

Leicester Railway Station provides secure parking for 200 bicycles in the area beneath the station formerly known as the Red Star parcels area. The facility is equipped with separate changing rooms for men and women, CCTV surveillance, air conditioning, and a secure entry system operated by a key fob. Additionally, a departures screen is available for cyclists to monitor their train schedules.

Application forms for access can be obtained from the station’s ticket office. Alternatively, you can email the cycle hub to request an application.

Loughborough Railway Station (Station Boulevard, LE11 1EX) 

Located in the car park adjacent to the station building, Loughborough Station Cycle Hub provides sheltered facilities and secure bicycle storage spaces for 130 bikes. By purchasing a key fob, you gain unlimited access to these facilities, as well as additional services such as on-site cycle shops, bike hire, and repair services run by local cycle businesses. 

The cycle hub is open 24 hours a day.

Additional cycle parking and a second tool station and pump is available for non-members of the cycle hub scheme 


Other cycle parking facilities 

Newarke Street Car Park   

  • Located on Newarke Street, Leicester, LE1 5SN 
  • Free, covered cycle parking on second floor of car park  
  • Open Monday to Saturday, 6.30-1am. Sundays 10am-6pm 
  • Public and no registration required