Ordinary Leeds cyclists who took on extraordinary 500mile ride to speak at university

Leeds Trinity University lecturers Kirstie Grace and Nina Quinlan during the bike ride. Pictured at Middleburg in the Netherlands.

Leeds Trinity University lecturers Kirstie Grace and Nina Quinlan during the bike ride. Pictured at Middleburg in the Netherlands.

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A group of ordinary people who achieved an extraordinary 500mile cycling feat will host a special evening talk at Leeds Trinity University on June 5.

Six amateur and experienced cyclists, including lecturers Kirstie Grace and Nina Quinlan (pictured left and right) from the university’s department of sport, health and nutrition, will talk about their Dortmund to Leeds ride in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Charity, Leeds Offers Fun For The Young (LOFFTY).

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Thomas Murray will also be on hand at the talk at The Lounge Bar at the university, from 6.30pm to 8pm, to explain the impact the ride has had on LOFFTY.

Andy North, Ben Wood and Ian Harris, who are members of Yorkshire’s Ultra6 World Record team led the ride, and David Gale, who both rode and sponsored the ride, will also be at the Trinity talk.

Canapes and refreshments will be available before the event starts at 7pm. The talk aims to encourage people to get on their bikes the year the Tour de France visits Yorkshire.

To book your free place at the event visit www.couldyoucycle500miles.eventbrite.co.uk.

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