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Why not watch the Tour De Yorkshire at Leeds Markets?

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The Tour De Yorkshire returns this weekend!  The entire route for the first day on the Friday is below. But if you’re wanting to stay in Leeds, why not head to Leeds Markets and watch it? It’s on in their wonderful event space inside the Markets all day and they’ll also have Tour De Yorkshire themed events, charity cycling activities ...

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Why are the people of Leeds Cycling More?

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Why more Leeds Commuters are Switching to the Cycle Lane ·         Commuters who drive to work in Leeds spend on average £1,932.37 each year ·         Driving to work in Leeds contributes on average 1204.61 kg CO2e each year ·         Commuters who take public transport to work in Leeds spend on average £1,117 each year ·         Insight from CityConnect on the ...

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Tour De Yorkshire

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The route for the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire will visit Leeds both during Stage 1 of the race on Friday 29 April as it passes through Boston Spa, Thorp Arch and Wetherby, and Stage 2 which starts in Otley on Saturday 30 April. Organised by Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO), this year’s race will consist of up ...

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A Huge Cycling Bonus for the Children of Leeds

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It’s been revealed that Leeds will receive a share of £5m from the Department for Transport to encourage children to take up cycling. The city is one of several places to receive a share of the funding and it’s thought that this is more evidence of the city benefiting from hosting the 2014 Grand Depart of the Tour De France ...

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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

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If you are out on your bicycle and you pass me I will give you a cheeky wave. Please don’t be alarmed, concerned or wonder who the hell is that, it’s just something I have done for the last 30 plus years. Granted back then there weren’t as many of us out on the roads but I waved nonetheless. These ...

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Sky Ride: Guided Rides across Leeds!

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Explore your city’s streets and park life with Sky Ride local guided rides Take to your bike and discover Leeds from a whole new perspective this summer with Sky Ride Local. Join our friendly British Cycling trained Ride Leaders on parkland paths, traffic-free circuits and some great new bike lanes, all in and around Leeds. You’ll explore quiet roads, get ...

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To Shave or Not To Shave

Paul Shipley

Paul is a Leeds born artist and photographer with a passion for cycling. Paul has ridden his bike in many places around the world and he likes an endurance challenge. He even broke the Guinness Book of World Records with a cycling team riding Lands End to John O’ Groats In the summer of 1994. He very nearly won a ...

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Tour De Yorkshire Route Announced

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Leeds is celebrating after being chosen to host the finale of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race. A three day race, held on 1 – 3 May, it will build to a stunning crescendo in Roundhay Park, which is expected to be packed with passionate cycling fans and supporters. The news comes after the city held what ...

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