Cycle Routes in Leicestershire

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Brampton Valley Way

Leicestershire is now well served by a number of signed National Cycle Network routes offering many choices for the cyclist. Highlights include the northern end of the Great Central Cycle Ride which starts in Leicester and the lovely Brampton Valley Way (pictured) which runs from Northampton to Market Harborough.

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Leicestershire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <15 miles (25km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail4 miles (6 km)*
Bradgate Country Park5 miles (8.3 km)*
Brampton Valley Way14 miles (23 km)**
Grantham to Bottesford11 miles (17 km)*
Leicester to Syston9 miles (15 km)*
Market Bosworth Country Park6 miles (10.4 km)*
Watermead Country Park5 miles (8 km)*

 Mid Distance Routes: 16 - 30 miles (26-50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Derby to Loughborough25 miles (40 km)**
Grantham to Newark-On-Trent25 miles (40 km)**
Leicester to Loughborough16 miles (25 km)**
Leicester to Market Harborough24 miles (38 km)****
Leicester to Melton Mowbray30 miles (48 km)****
Leicester to Oakham26 miles (42 km)***
Melton Mowbray to Grantham22 miles (36 km)****
National Forest Trail25 miles (40 km)***
Northampton to Market Harborough20 miles (32 km)**

 Long Routes: > 30 miles (50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Coventry to Leicester42 miles (68 km)****
Leicester to Stamford39 miles (62 km)****
Melton Mowbray to Newark-On-Trent34 miles (55 km)***


 Your Submitted Routes
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Leicester Parks Ride10 miles (16 km)*
Twycross loop through Market Bosworth26 miles (42 km)***

 Leicestershire Cycling Links
NameDescription
Leicester SpokesLeicester Spokes is a social cycling group organising rides in Leicester.
Leicestershire CCWalking and cycling tips from the local council


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