Cycling is a super way to exercise! Through cycling you can improve your fitness, reduce stress and it can help you lose weight. Cycling is also a great way to meet new people, make new friends and exercise together as a family.
Cyclists are all around us and everyone should be aware of each other, whether you're a pedestrian, road user or a cyclist, everyone should try and maintain road safety.
This page is designed to help everyone stay safe when cyclists are involved
Road Safety: Cars
Current rules within the Highway Code highlight that when overtaking cyclists, you must give them as much room as you would a car. When it is safe to do so, signal and overtake safely giving the cyclist as much room as possible. Cyclists may be riding side by side which is perfectly legal and is strongly supported by cycling clubs for extra safety, so please allow for more space when overtaking.
Road Safety: Cyclists
Cyclists must always remain visible when sharing the road. If cyclists are cycling at night, they must be wearing highly visible equipment at all times by using the many available accessories such as lights and reflectors. Cyclists should ideally be wearing a helmet when cycling to help protect the head from serious injury.
Cycling in and around Harborough District
Clubs and Groups:
South Leicestershire Cyclists Touring Club
This is a club for those that like to travel longer distances on their bikes.
Meeting at Broughton Astley Co-Op, 93 Main Street, Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, LE9 6RE in the carpark on Sundays at 9:30am heading out for 30-60 miles.
Contact: Neil Dixon firstname.lastname@example.org
Kibworth Velo Club
This Road Cycling club meet at Meadowbrook Garage, 3 Fleckney Road, Kibworth, LE8 0HF on a Thursday evening for 90 minutes and Saturdays/ Sundays between 8-9am for a longer ride.
Contact: Chris Pople email@example.com
Kibworth Easy Riders
An off-shoot of the Kibworth Velo Club originally, this group is all about socialising and riding for fun. Check out their Facebook page for up to date details of rides.
Contact: Keith Low firstname.lastname@example.org 07968 479991
Cats Mountain bike Club
Mountain bike club covering Market Harborough, Northampton and Irchester.
Meeting in various locations on a Wednesday evening and at weekends.
Contact: Neil Holman email@example.com
Welland Valley Cycling Club
This club caters for the whole family - offering the chance to try Road Cycling, Cyclocross and Mountain biking. The Junior section is the Whizz Kids.
There are lots of rides to choose from including: Whizz kids meeting in Welland Park on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 2pm and main Club rides on Sundays from 9:15-9:30am meeting on The Square, Market Harborough - going out for 30 - 50 miles.
Visit: Main Website Whizz Kids Facebook
Contact: David Birch firstname.lastname@example.org
Welland Valley Triathlon Club
This is a triathlon club (Swim, Bike, Run) that have group road bike rides
Club rides take place on a Sunday meeting between 9:00 - 11:15am - sometimes in Market Harborough and also East Carlton Park, Northants
Contact: Dan Stevens email@example.com
South Leicestershire U3A
Group road bike rides for members of the U3A
- First Friday of the month - meeting in various locations visit - contact June Dix juneT123@hotmail.com
- Third Friday of the month - meeting in various locations within 15 miles of Market Harborough at 10:30am for a ride of 14-18 miles visit - contact Kevin Millard firstname.lastname@example.org
Stoney Stanton Velo
Road Cycling Club.
Meeting in the carpark of the playing fields in Stoney Stanton, just off Carey Hill Road LE9 on Sunday mornings at 9am - check links for other rides,
Contact: Simon email@example.com
Road Cycling club
Meeting at 8:20am at Brixworth Library, NN6 9DS on a Sunday. On the first Sunday of the month there is an improvers ride of 20 miles. Main rides are 30 - 100 miles
Visit: Website Facebook Strava
Contact: Gareth firstname.lastname@example.org
Café located on Route 64 cycle way in Tugby - Offering group road bike rides meeting at 9am on a Saturday. Rides are at a 15mph pace and last for 2 hours.
Address: Tugby Orchards, Wood Lane, Tugby, Leicestershire, LE7 9WE
Contact: Jonny email@example.com
Race Harborough organise a host of running, cycling and triathlon based events in the District and over the border in Northamptonshire.
The cycling events are:
- Festival of Cycling - March/ April each year - Marston Trussell
- Harborough Triathlon - September each year - Harborough Leisure Centre
- Battlefield Duathlon - October each year - Naseby Battlefield
Contact: Brian Corcoran & Kenny Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also Cycle route 50 which runs near Lutterworth from North to South.
Visit: Sustrans for the National Cycling Network
British Cycling for routes and more cycling information