Soar Valley Cyclists' Touring Club

Group of people riding

The Soar Valley informal Cyclists' Touring Club group was formed in January 2011 and operates under the auspices of Leicestershire & Rutland Cyclists' Touring Club (a formal group).

The group meets on Sundays, starting either at the Three Crowns/Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar or The Cross at Rothley (click here for map) with odd ride starting at Quorn or Cossington. All rides meet at 9.00am for a 9.15am start at the chosen start point. Rides go in all directions of the compass with a coffee stop at 11.00am along the route. Lunch is at 1.00pm usually at a pub where we buy sandwiches, baguettes etc.

In the winter the ride is around 1 to 1½ hours back home.

In the summer the rides are longer. You don’t have to ride all day, you can join us just to the coffee stop before returning back on your own.

The Group also organise Car assisted rides to explore new territory usually within a 45 minute drive. One mini tour is also organised along with 2 weekends away.

Our Runs list does NOT appear in the Cycle Chat at the moment as we’re only planning four weeks at a time. You will find our planned rides on our website or you can obtain further information from Dave Roche on 01509 560859 or email