About the Café

Is located at Hicks Lodge, Leicestershire & run by the Forestry Commission in partnership with The National Forest, this former coal mining site has been totally transformed by planting a new woodland and creating exciting new trails for you to enjoy. Hicks Lodge has been designed with the whole family in mind with a variety of trails to explore from tearaway toddlers getting their first taste of cycling to young teens perfecting their skills or families walking the dog, we have a great day out just waiting for you! Afterwards you can come and warm yourself up in our stunning eco-friendly café.


This site also offers a room hire services, suitable for conferences, meeting rooms and parties. Contact the site manager or the link below for more information. Grounds can happily cater for most events on site, please check the link below for our buffet options.

Opening hours:

Winter Hours (End October half term to February Half term)
Mon –Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday late night opening 9am – 9pm

Summer Hours (February half term to October half term)
Mon –Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday late night opening 9:00am – 9:00pm

Contact Manager – Patrick


National Cycle Centre, Willesley Woodside, Moira, Swadlincote, LE65 2UP

Tel: 01530 274533

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