Walking and Cycling

Walking and cycling are low cost, easy ways to get more active and improve your health. They are also the most environmentally friendly way to travel around Leicester and Leicestershire, helping to reduce air pollution and congestion.


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Check out these walks available within your local area, varying from short walks to easy rambles around the nearby countryside and waterways.

For more general information visit our walking pages.


Check out the Choose How You Move Leicester North map or Leicester South map to identify all on and off-road cycle paths in your local area. 

You can also find out more about local cycle clubs and guided rides here.

For more general information visit our cycling pages.

Cycling Courses

The City Council also runs low-cost adult learn to ride courses. Cycle maintenance courses are also available. Both courses are a great way of building confidence if you haven’t cycled recently.  


Santander Cycles Leicester

Santander Cycles Leicester E-Bike

Within Leicester City, you can rent an e-bike for your local journeys. Santander Cycles Leicester features 500 e-bikes at 50 docking stations placed in key locations within the city centre. 

A limited number of vouchers worth £10.00 are available to people living in your area. To claim your voucher, please email travelinfo@aecom.com for more details. 

Journey Planner

Check out the Choose How You Move journey planner to work out how long it will take to walk / cycle the journey instead. The journey planner will also show you the best route and calculate how many calories you’ll burn!   


Someone using the Betterpoints Application on a smart phone

The Better PointsApp gives you rewards for walking and cycling within Leicestershire and Leicester City. Build up points and convert them to high-street vouchers, or donate them to a local charity.

Wheels to work

Interested in hiring an electric bike to help you on your commute to work or study? The Wheels to Work scheme offers the chance to hire a bike at a small cost for up to six months.