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Leicester’s Whistle-stop Tours: Cycling Plus Praises Our Cakes

Cycling Plus Leicester Cycle Routes March 2014

Cycling Plus drew up three riveting cycle routes across Leicester — Artist: Phil Dobson

Britain’s best-selling cycling magazine, Cycling Plus, has sung our praises for our sweet treats in the run up to the Leicestershire Village Shop of the Year 2014 finals.

In an article which boasts Leicester’s lesser known cycling routes, Andy Ward notes Welton’s as one of five of his top whistle-stops to break up your ride.

He has a particular sweet tooth for our ‘excellent cakes’. His full descriptions reads:

“PO, village store, deli, teashop and travel agent, Welton’s sells just about anything, including excellent cakes.”

He added:

“As a local cyclist, I have often popped in for a coffee and a cake and thought I would share it with the nation!”

The article details three routes: the first route, for hardened cyclists, takes in three counties in one ride which covers 65-miles, from Rutland to Northamptonshire and East Leicestershire.

The second 38-mile route takes in bridges and ridges, loosely following the Grand Union Canal.

Finally, the third route, described by Andy as ‘my kingdom for a bike’, takes on horrible histories on two wheels.

Bosworth Battlefield, where Richard III famously met his end and the Ashby Canal feature in this gently-accented pub-laden 17-mile route. (I think we know which one we’ll be doing!)

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If you’d like to share your favoured routes, along with your favourite watering holes and whistle-stops on the way, feel free to add them to our comments, and we’ll add them to our cycling routes here.

Remember to stay safe on the road, obey road signs and other road users. Happy cycling.