Saturday 11th November 2023 11:00am

Starting from - Outside the Town Hall Bike Park, LE1 5BP

This Ride Leicester ride is open for anyone to join

  • 9 miles
  • Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road
  • 3 hr
Check the weather! Make sure you've brought the right clothing, equipment and provisions so you have an enjoyable experience. Thanks!

Organized by groups in the community, these rides are a great way to meet new people, explore your local area and to have fun riding your bike. You can find rides that are suitable for your level of experience and interests whilst enjoying being part of a social cycling community.

Starting point


Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, this ride explores the hometown haunts of one of the twentieth century’s greatest playwrights.

See where Joe Orton grew up, visit his local library and find out what books he borrowed, stop at the theatre that inspired his passion for drama, enjoy extracts from his unpublished teenage diary and discover his legacy in the city.

Dr Emma Parker, University of Leicester, will explore how growing up in Leicester shaped Orton’s life and work. The ride ends at the University, with a chance to delve into the Joe Orton archive.

All participants will receive a free Joe Orton tote bag from the University of Leicester.

Please bring a bike lock with you if you have one.

First-timers welcome!

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