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Pedal power for all ages at Tour de Roundhay

Previous community cycling event in Roundhay

Previous community cycling event in Roundhay

People in north Leeds are being asked to get on their bikes and embrace the upcoming arrival of the Tour de France.

Community organisation Roundhay Environmental Action Project (REAP) is hoping residents will saddle up on Sunday, June 22, with cycling taking centre stage during the Tour de Roundhay celebration.

Cyclists of all abilities are being invited to sign up for a series of social rides for adults and teenagers, ranging from five to 50 miles long and all starting and ending at Roundhay School in Old Park Road.

The school grounds will also host a range of other fun activities for the whole family from noon until 5pm – including their very own Grand Depart at 12.30pm – and entry is free.

Organiser Nigel Jones said: “This will be a fun family event and you don’t have to be a cyclist to enjoy it.

“We will be welcoming over 1,000 people.”

The day is aiming to bring together the community in celebration of the Tour de France under the umbrella of Roundhay Live, a partnership of local organisations.

Leeds Cycling Campaign is organising the adult and teenage rides, while there will also be mini races and skills cycling sessions for younger children run by West Yorkshire Track Cycling and Bikeability at Roundhay School.

There will be appearances from BBC Look North’s Amanda Harper and Ronnie the Rhino, food including a hog roast and music from Los Camaradas Salsa Band, Roundhay Ukelele Group and Garforth Jubilee Brass Band.

* To sign up for the adult cycling events, visit www.bit.ly/tourderoundhay. Children can book via their school.

For more information visit www.reap-leeds.org.uk or www.roundhayschool.org.uk.

 

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