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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contact: David Birch email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Harborough Welland U3A
Group road bike rides for members of the U3A
We are a social cycling group that average 5-10 mph. We usually stick to quiet lanes which may involve tracks such as The Brampton Valley.
Where and when
We meet at various locations throughout the area on the first and third Fridays of the month.
The rides start at 10.00, but we often arrange to meet in town earlier to get to the start point.
There are two different cycle rides each month. The first Friday is around 20 -25 miles and the third Friday around 15 - 20 miles. For more information give me a call or see our webpage https://hwu3a.org.uk/agroup/cycling/
Kevin Millard email: email@example.com
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 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