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, including walks within the West of Leicester. 

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 Council also runs reduced cost cycle courses and cycle maintenance courses for local residents. These 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. 

County e-bike scheme

Fancy trying an e-bike and receiving training on how use one? Come along to one of our information stands that will be popping up around the County during the summer to find out more. Book your training or find out where you can visit the team or contact the team at choosehowyoumove@leics.gov.uk or 0116 305 232 32 32  


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

You can also download the Better Points App  to earn rewards for walking and cycling within Leicestershire and Leicester City. 


Looking for more information or inspiration to get out and get active? Keep checking our events calendar to find fun activities in your area!