Festival of Cycling


sponsored by

NFU Mutual Market Harborough Branch

NFU Mutual

Enter the Festival of Cycling 2021 here (and view current entries)


Sunday 28th November 2021

We are delighted to announce that the FOC is back for a 7th year. There are two distance options. A 100k road and a newly designed 60k off-road option suitable for cross and MTB.  Both routes take in some beautiful rolling roads and tracks throughout South Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Unfortunately, there will not be a family route available this year.

Entries that were rolled over from 2020 will automatically be transferred to this date. Please check the list on this page and get in touch if you’ve got any other questions.

Entry costs £25 for either option. You can swap your entry type from road to off-road any time up to a week before the event date by logging into Rider HQ. All finishers will receive a bespoke event medal.

There will be one feed station on the road route at approximately 60k. The off-road route will have one at 40k. There will be a selection of hot and cold food and drinks options including both sweet and savoury treats, keeping sugar and salt levels topped up.

Entry includes a hot meal. Marston Lodge Catering prides itself on the quality of the fresh food it produces. This year, you will be served a Chickpea Dahl and Vegetable Samosa. As a vegan alternative, Naan will be provided instead of the Samosa. Hot and cold drinks will be available to buy at the start/finish. The feed station will be crewed by the brilliant Adam’Smile charity. You will no doubt have seen the recent significant progress in creating a safe cycleway from Lubenham to Market Harborough. More details and up to date information can be found here. If you wish to make a donation to the charity, there will be an option to do so on the entry form.


There will be a car parking fee of £5 per vehicle payable on the day directly to the landowner. This is cash only. Half of this fee will go to a different charity nominated by the landowner.


Links to the routes

Road route 102km GPX

Road route link to Garmin Connect

FOC 2021 off road route


Riders can start from 8am.

Ride HQ: Marston Lodge Farm, Clipston Rd, Marston Trussell, Market Harborough, LE16 9TT