Meet at 12:00 on Millennium Square, LS1 3DW, for the Spring Space for Cycling ride.
A ride to demand more space to ride. We will ride in an organised way around the city centre streets to celebrate cycling and promote the aims of the Space for Cycling campaign.
We now have two feeder rides confirmed, from Roundhay Park (Easy Riders) and from Kirkstall Broad Lane (by the Wyther Lane entrance to the canal).
This focus of this campaigning ride will be to demand more safe space to ride. In parallel with the other Space for Cycling rides happening around the country we’ll be calling on the Council to provide:
* a network of cycle-friendly routes for ALL cyclists
* a minimum 5-10% of the Local transport budget invested in cycling
* infrastructure built to the most up-to-date high quality design standards (i.e. not just lines on pavements).
This is intended to be a FUN ride with a serious message, so come with your bikes blinged up, in costume if you like (no lycra please!) and bring some stuff to make a noise - bells, whistles, hooters and loud voices. They'll be plenty of photo-opportunities at the start. Also bring something to drink - and food for the picnic at the end.
The route is longer than on previous S4C rides and can be viewed here.
To facilitate our safe transit through the car-infested city centre we will have our own stewards and will be ably assisted by the police. Afterwards we will ride out to Kirkstall Abbey and rest to have a picnic.
The ride will be an inclusive family-friendly affair, going at a slow and easy pace around Leeds City Centre. It will also be a celebration of cycling and we encourage you to decorate your bike and dress for the occasion, the more loud and colourful the better.
We are planning to have campaigning speakers at the start and a stall on the Square for the duration of our time in the City Centre.
This ride is open to all people who ride a bike, whether just occasionally or regularly, whether they identify as “cyclists” or not.
Please sign up on our Facebook event page.
For all enquiries please write to: S4C [at] leedscyclingcampaign.co.uk