Tour De Leicestershire

Get on your bike and cycle for a cause on our annual non-competitive cycling sportive

The sixth edition of the Open Hands Tour De Leicestershire will take place on Saturday 14th September and deviates from the traditional circumnavigation of the city of Leicester and heads north to tour Melton Mowbray.  We will call in at our friends at Dixon Farm once again and following the famous field roads north, past the hillfort at Borough on the Hill to circle Melton.


This year’s route will be:
The Dash To Melton (80 mile route)
The Charnwood Up and Down (22.5 mile route)

The Charnwood ‘Up and Down’ is a 22.5 mile short route with iconic views of Bradgate Park.  The ‘Dog Leg’ is the middle distance route of 56 miles, which avoids the hills round Melton.  The ‘Dash to Melton’, is the full 80 mile route with a tour of the villages around Melton.  Again we start and finish at Bosworth Academy.

The entry cost will be £35 (+£1 admin fee) with all profits being invested into the work of the charity. To register sign up on the British Cycling website. If you would like to raise additional funds for the charity why not set up a Just Giving page or use our sponsorship form to make your miles go further!

We hope this tour will cater for everyone’s needs, and be a great celebration of cycling for a good cause. For further information and advice regarding the ride please refer to our guidance sheet. If you have any other questions regarding the ride please email:

We look forward to seeing you then!

Find previous years’ route maps below for your interest:
Tour De Leicestershire 2019 Route & Previous Routes
Tour De Leicestershire 2018 Route Map