Leicestershire

Not in my FRONT yard: Hinckley residents oppose cycle path... because it may stop them parking on the pavement

Residents of a street in a Leicestershire town are opposing council plans to introduce a shared use footway and cycleway – because they are worried it would prevent them from parking on the pavement.

The Leicester Mercury says that more than 100 residents of Netherley Road in Hinckley have signed a petition to oppose the facility, and that they were due to meet with council officials last Friday to discuss the situation.

Details released of opening two stages of next May's Women's Tour

Towns in two counties in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Bedfordshire will host the opening two stages of next year’s inaugural Women’s Tour, the new five-day stage race being put together by Tour of Britain organisers, SweetSpot.

Oundle in Northamptonshire will host the start of Stage 1 on Wednesday 7 May, with the finish in Northampton. The following day will see a stage set off from Hinckley in Leicestershire and finish in Bedford, heading back through Northamptonshire on its way.

Arrest made in connection with series of attacks on cyclists in Leicestershire

Police in Leicestershire have arrested a man in connection with four separate incidents in the county last month in which cyclists were either forced off the road or pushed from their bikes by the occupants of a vehicle described as an old, silver BMW.

The incidents all took place in or around Hinckley in the south west of the county between 4 July and 14 July.

Cyclist's arm broken in assault - not being linked to other incidents last month

A Warwickshire cyclist has been left with a broken arm after being pushed off his bike and assaulted in an attack that mirrors three others just a few miles away in a neighbouring county. In all four incidents, the car is described as being silver.

Update [10 August 2013]: Warwickshire Police have told road.cc that they do not believe the incident is linked to a series of others across the border in Leicestershire, where police have arrested a man in connection with four separate assaults.

Welland Valley CC

Welland Valley CC, any members here? Trying to find some info about but can't find it through your site email didn't seem to get a reply either...

Man who killed cyclist given eight month prison sentence

In the week that the Justice minister Helen Grant agreed to meet with British Cycling to discuss a review of sentencing policy for incidents involving cyclists, a driver has been jailed for eight months after killing a cyclist on a country road.

£200 compensation for cyclist hit by uninsured driver 'blinded by the sun'

A cyclist in Leicestershire who suffered a broken wrist and a sprained ankle when he was hit by an uninsured driver who claimed not to have seen him because the sun was in his eyes has been awarded £200 compensation by a court.

Big Life Ride aims to raise £1m for cancer charities

The figure of one million pounds may not have the mystical status it had even 20 years ago but it is still a great deal of money, especially when raised for charity in a single day.

And that figure is the target of the inaugural Big Life Ride, a sponsored 12-hour cycle relay event aiming to raise the cash for its chosen cancer charities.

Long-running time trial dispute solved by the law

An end to a long-running dispute by residents of a Leicestershire village and local time-trial cyclists seems to have been brokered by the police.

For years, the village of Long Whatton, near Loughborough, has been part of a 12.5 mile circuit used by Coalville Wheelers Cycling Club for time trials.

But for an equal amount of years, residents have complained that riding at speed through the main street poses dangers to pedestrians.

Work to start on new Leicester velodrome

Work is set to begin on Leicester's new velodrome next month. The velodrome is an integral part of the plans for the new Beaumont sports complex adjacent to Beaumont Leys leisure centre, and the proposed complex will include a motorbike speedway stadium for the Leicester Lions and a state of the art 5-a-side football facility.

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