Festival at the heart of a summer of cycling

Cross Flatts Park in Beeston is fast becoming a second cycling hub for south Leeds and on Tuesday 17 August, 1-4pm, it will host a Cycling Festival.

Get Set Leeds Local will be joined by partners to provide a variety of fun activities:

  • Cycle North will be doing a balance bike zone for the little ones,
  • British Cycling have an area for junior riders,
  • community partners will be delivering some local led rides,
  • Hamara will be sharing a stall on the history of the bike,
  • there will be bike fixing with big Bike Fix and
  • bike security tagging by the LCC Travel Behaviour Team and the police to help recover your bike if it was ever stolen.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about what activities happen in your local area, and join in some free activities on the day.

Looking to develop your cycling skills and have fun whilst meeting new people? Try for Healthy Minds Cycling sessions are being delivered by British triathlon. These free sessions are geared at adults whatever your level (and definitely no Triathlon training in sight!).

Introductory level cycling over 8 weeks. Join in any week. These sessions will be taking place at Cross Flatts Park over summer every Sunday 10– 11am. Free to join in, and borrow a bike and a helmet if you need one! Contact fionahoare@britishtriathlon.org or 07342 094597 for information.

Finally, as part of British Cycling’s Summer of Cycling there will be two balance bike / children learn to ride sessions on Tuesday 3 August and Monday 16 August. Drop in anytime between 10am–12noon.

This will be a ‘parent led’ session using the British Cycling Ready Set Ride learning tools. The session will be suitable for both balance bikes and pedal bikes. Balance bikes will be available to hire for free. There will be a chance to try out the new balance bike ramps to add an extra element of fun!


This post was written by Karen Peck

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