Cycling UK East Midlands Region Mince Pie Run 2023

Local Group Event

Event description

The Cycling UK East Midlands Region annual Mince Pie Run at Belton Village Hall (about 5 miles West of Loughborough) from 10.30am to 12-30pm. Sunday 17th December 2023.

This annual event is the highlight of the East Midlands Region calendar and attracts cyclists from across the region. There is a tombola in aid of 'Rainbows Children's Hospice'.

A magnificent £564:50 was raised in 2022 from the tombola and generous donations.

All cyclists welcome. Please check website before setting out in case problems such as severe weather cause cancellation.

If you are unable to cycle and come by car please ensure that you do not park where you could block the drives of residents.

If you could spare some time to help on the day we always need volunteers. If you can help please email

Also we would be very grateful for any prizes for the tombola including any cycling item's you can offer.

If you can send a description of the item to together with your name and telephone number, we will make it available as a prize and ask the winner to contact you to arrange collection.

A Brief History of the Mince Pie Run

Originally, the 'Loughborough Mince Pie Run' started informally on a wet Sunday CTC run nearly 45 years ago - Christmas Eve 1978, when Jessie and Ian Hay invited the half dozen bedraggled cyclists’ home to Long Whatton for hot mince pies and coffee. Then their son Nigel turned up with some equally sodden Loughborough RC members - and the idea for the Mince Pie Run was born!

By 1982, Loughborough Mince Pie Run had already become an institution popular with cyclists all across the East Midlands, with a good chance of meeting people you hadn't seen for months.

The event over the years had evolved and is now organised by Cycling UK East Midlands Region and takes place at Belton Village Hall to accommodate the large number of cyclists turning up. There's also a Tombola in aid of Rainbows Children's Hospice. 

Start location


School Lane
LE12 9TU
United Kingdom

Date and start time

  • Sunday 17 December 2023 - 10:30

Contact details

  • John Catt