Leicester and River Soar cycle route
This route heads northwards out of Leicester along the River Soar to King Lear’s lake – passing the National Space Centre en route.
Distance: 11.3 miles
Situated in the picturesque Watermead Country Park, the lake is home to a stone sculpture depicting the final scene of Shakespeare’s play of the same name.
No tragic finale here though, with the route ending on a steady descent back towards the starting point in Bede Park.
See British Cycling's full route planner for more details.
Last date edited: 27 November 2020