Get Set gears up for an active 2024

Get Set Leeds Local (GSLL) is a Sport England funded project led by Active Leeds (part of Leeds City Council), working alongside residents and partners across Hunslet and Riverside and Beeston and Holbeck, exploring how collaboratively we can break down barriers and enable more people to move more.

Over the next 2 years we move into another phase of the project, continuing to build on the great ideas that local residents have for their communities. If you have an idea for something that may help you, your family, your school or street be more active then get in touch.

We have various bits of funding and support to try and enable some of those ideas to develop. Give us a follow on social media or contact me via karen.peck@leeds.gov.uk.

We have a number of events/workshops coming up, all of which are open for anyone working or living within our Get Set Leeds Local communities.

GSLL Community Connecting Event
Wednesday 7 February 4-6pm. Register: bit.ly/ GSLLconnector

As we move into the next phase of Get Set Leeds Local, we are inviting you to join us in connecting with others living and working in Holbeck and Beeston, Killingbeck and Seacroft, Hunslet and Riverside (inc Beeston Hill), Armley (inc. New Wortley), Gipton and Harehills.

The event will celebrate the incredible work happening around physical activity in these areas, sharing journeys and learning from a range of projects. There will also be an opportunity to network, help shape our new toolkit resource, meet others to create further opportunities of connected working across areas. We’ll also be joined by Voluntary Action Leeds which are a great resource we have in Leeds for supporting new groups.

Along with all of this there will be hot food/sandwiches and refreshments. Children are welcome.

Get to Know Community Cycling
Wednesday 21 February 9:30am-12:30pm.
Register: bit.ly/GSLLcycling

We know many children and adults within our communities have an interest on getting on a bike, either for health, fitness, to learn a new skill, for active travel, a desire to go out with their children etc.

This event is relevant for anyone working South Leeds, who may want to develop their own cycle offer for children, adults or families, or know how to better signpost into what exists already.

We’ll be sharing information from partners including current offers, delivery, training/ upskilling opportunities and funding. We’ll have a workshop session on barriers, opportunities, solutions etc for cycling in communities. The session will finish with a chance to network, and meet some of the partners / providers through a marketplace session, with a chance to get on a bike/adapted bike for those that wish.

Let’s Move: South Leeds
Save the date: Event at Cross Flatts Park Saturday 11 May 12–3pm

After a great first event last year, Let’s Move: South Leeds will return again in 2024 at Cross Flatts Park. In its first year, we aimed for representatives from a number of local providers to come together in a festival of fun, movement and community by sharing their sport/activity or group by providing a taster activity, a demonstration, mini challenge or a stall. Last year we had over 20 providers come together, a number we’d like to build upon for 2024.

If you’re part of an “active” group, whether that’s dance or martial arts, volleyball or archery, walking or climbing, we’d love for them to be part of this event. It’s a great chance for organisations to network, as well as showcasing and celebrating the breadth of what’s on offer in South Leeds to local residents.

We want to help connect people to things already taking place across the area. We also want to raise the profile on the many different ways people can be active.

  • Please let me know if your group/club could be involved delivering an activity, demo, taster, stall or supporting in another way.
  • Share the information with others who may want to be involved (sports clubs, organisations, dance groups, martial arts groups etc)
  • Can your business donate a prize?
  • Would you like to volunteer or be part of the planning team?

Get in touch with karen.peck@leeds.gov.uk for information or to be a part of it.

Colour Family Fun Run/Walk
Save the date: a new event being organised currently by our Run Leeds Activator:
Date: Sunday 10 March
Time: 10.30 start
Venue: John Charles Centre for Sport
Distance: 2 miles
Contact: victoria.cusack@leeds.gov.uk or message on 07891 279778
Sign-up: bit.ly/GSLLcolour

The event is aimed at families, women and girls, but not exclusively so. It would be great to see mums grandparents, sisters, aunties walking, or jogging the course together with children. The route is accessible by pram (but not a double buggy as there are a couple of bike blocks to navigate as you enter Middleton Woods), but marshals will be there at those points to help. Participants will need to be aware that sunglasses/swim goggles are required for the colour stations, and to wear a light coloured old T-Shirt. Any children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If anyone would like to get involved as a volunteer/route marshal etc then get in touch.

Lastly for this month a reminder of some ongoing weekly activities:

Free Adult Learn to Ride
Delivered weekly by Cycle North at Cross Flatts Park. Register: bit.ly/CycleNorth

Do you have learning a new skill, or trying something not tried since childhood as a new years resolution? Learning to ride a bike or bike confidence sessions are free each week at Cross Flatts Park. There are sessions where you can learn to ride from scratch, get your confidence up in safe flat areas away from traffic, and then progress to public roads. Bikes and helmets for sessions all provided free via Active Leeds.

If you’re after a tailored session for a group, then get in touch with karen.peck@leeds.gov.uk.

Brickfield ParkPlay
Every Saturday 10.30am – everyone welcome

Whatever the weather each Saturday, ParkPlay continues weekly throughout winter at Brickfield Park (Lady Pit Lane, next to St Francis of Assisi primary school) delivered by Aidan.

A fun multi-activity session ideal for all the family, whatever your age. It’s a great way of getting the kids out on a Saturday to run off steam. Register via park-play.com/parks/brickfield or pop along and chat to Aidan. Different games played each week.

 

This post was written by Karen Peck

Photo: Cycle North training in Cross Flatts Park

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