The streets of Leicester are coming to an almighty halt this Sunday, as Let’s Ride Leicester fills the streets with bicycle festivity instead! Food, drink, face painting, music, games and plenty of fun will be happening for all the members of the public to get involved in – as long as you come on your bike!
In Britain, more than two million adults are riding their bike at least once a week. Cycling is now the third most popular sport in England, and with the scorching weather over the past couple of months, there’s been an unbelievable increase in people ditching their hot cars, for their agile weather-friendly bicycles, so there’s not a better time than to celebrate on the 12th August with friends, family and cycling enthusiasts alike, for a great cause!
43 Mount Street
Lime Indian Restaurant
4 Upminster Drive
Royal Watan Kashmiri Restaurant
602-604 Pershore Rd
Himalayan Gurkha Restaurant
80 Macklin St
76 Leicester Rd
Lilu Curry House
76 Highcross St
Paddy’s Marten Inn
98 Martin St
National Trust Apple Day Harvest
The National Trust, Erddig,
Join us for a month-long celebration of all things apple at our 28th annual apple harvest. With 180 varieties grown here, our orchards are full and ready to be explored. Find out what’s on the weekend of 20 and 21 October.
Discover the historic process of apple pressing with our cider press demonstrations. Join our beekeepers’ talk (Sun), apple dipping, a Nordic walking mini taster session (Sat) and storytelling with Jake Evans. Meet Mr Phoebus for his Penny Farthing demonstrations and Erddig’s top apple doctor, Glyn Smith 11am to 4pm. Erddig apples from our orchards will also be available to buy all weekend. For prices, please click the link below.
Apple Day at St Anns Community Orchard
unit 0, 33 Hungerhill Rd
Come to Apple Day – a celebration of all things appley! Open 11am – 4pm We are offering, Fruit pressing – free for STAA members (bring your own apples and bottles) – If you’re not yet a member, join on the day! Trees for sale from £8 – many varieties, bare-root to pre-order and in pots. Apple tasting with Leo from Blue Barrel Cider, stalls and other fun and games in the orchard. Juicing and tree sale will be in/around the straw bale building. For more activities to join in on, click the link below.
West Town Farm Apple Day Event
West Town Farm, The Outdoor Group and OrganicARTS welcome you onto the land. We love ‘Apple and Pumpkin Day’ it’s a chance for everyone to get out on the farm and enjoy the beauty of it. Our busiest open day of the year. With lot’s to see and do. We have the amazing Poco Drom performing all the kid’s favourites. For prices and other attractions please click the link.
More people are ditching the cars and choosing the bike
As the cost of people going to work every day by cars and public transport go up, the demand for alternate routes to work is high. Large Cities in the UK have to act, and many have put in to place new cycling facilities where members of the public can rent a bike for a day or two and ride around the city, whether it be the daily commute to work or tourists travelling with ease! The government changes have attracted over 100,000 people in London alone to start riding to work etc. And because of this encouragement, since 2014 when advertising and cycling facilities became available, younger people now contribute to a 20% increase in cycling in cycling-related competitive events.
Britain is now named ‘The Cycling Nation’. With less young people choosing to take the bus or learn to drive, their other option is cycling, so Let’s Ride Leicester are setting out to make this popular increase, a permanent fixture to the way the UK travels.
Lets Ride is an organisation especially aiming to get more young and old people out of their cars and onto their bikes. It’s free to enter; which means its an active, fun, family day out! You don’t need to be an overly experienced cyclist either, as the roads will be clear to roam, ready for the 5k trip around the city!