Leicester and River Soar cycle route to King Lear’s lake

This route heads northwards out of Leicester along the River Soar to King Lear’s lake – passing the National Space Centre en route.

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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.

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See British Cycling's full route planner for more details.

Last date edited: 14 January 2022