24/08/2015 12:00 AM


go cycling Cyclefest - Leeds

This free event, which is being held on national Cycle to Work Day, is part of a programme of cycling festivals that have been taking place throughout West Yorkshire this summer and have been designed to promote cycling to people of all ages, whether they are regular riders or complete novices, and will feature a whole host of fun and interactive elements as well as valuable advice on bike maintenance.
 
Visitors to the Leeds go:cycling Cyclefest will be able to watch three exciting trial bike stunt displays throughout the day, jump on the Cycle Smoothie Maker and use their pedal power to create a healthy fruit drink, try a range of adapted cycles with helmets and support apparatus, including cycles for the disabled and 'Bling their Bikes' with a range of colourful accessories to stand out from the crowd. To enhance the festival atmosphere further, Circus Sensible will mingle and entertain the crowds with their unicyclist and stilt walker.
 
One of the most popular attractions at the festival will no doubt be 'Dr Bike' who will be on hand to offer day-to-day bike maintenance tips so leisure cyclists who aren't sure how to change brake pads, fix a flat tyre and other common problems are encouraged to bring their bikes down and let 'Dr Bike' solve their issues.
 
Teenagers and adults who have an interest in learning cycle mechanics can sign up to a 30 minute 'Learn and Build' workshop hosted by Cycling School.
 
Visitors will also be able to pick up local cycle information, including maps from the go:cycling marquee, and visit stalls from local exhibitors and cycling clubs, including Leeds City Council, British Cycling and City Connect.
 
If you do wish to take part in the free bike maintenance sessions you are advised to pre-register via the website www.wygocycling.com
 
For more information, pre-register free for the Leeds go:cyling Cyclefest and to find out more about the free bike maintenance Cycling School sessions visit www.pennineevents.co.uk/events/go-cycling-cyclefests go:cycling offers free adult cycle training across the whole of West Yorkshire. This projected is hosted by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. For further information about go:cycling visit www.wygocycling.com
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