From the ordinary to the extraordinary: could you cycle 500 miles?
Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Horsforth, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Want to take on a sporting challenge but don’t know where to start? Come along and find out how a group of ordinary people achieved the extraordinary.
To mark the one month countdown to the Yorkshire Grand Départ, Leeds Trinity University is proud to host an audience with The Lord Mayor’s Cycle Ride team – a mixture of experienced and amateur cyclists who cycled 500 miles from Dortmund to Leeds this May in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Charity, Leeds Offers Fun For The Young (LOFFTY).
Proving that a cycle adventure is within anyone’s reach, the six members that made up The Lord Mayor’s Cycle Ride Team will share their perspectives of taking on the 500 mile challenge – the good, the bad and the painful!
You’ll hear from Kirstie Grace and Nina Quinlan, lecturers from Leeds Trinity University’s Department of Sport, Health and Nutrition who formed part of the team. Although both very fit and active (with Nina describing herself as a ‘nutty cyclist’!), this was the first time either of them had taken on such a big cycle challenge, and they’ll share how they achieved it - from their training and preparation, to the highs and lows of the ride itself.
Joining Kirstie and Nina will be Andy North, Ben Wood and Ian Harris, three members of Yorkshire’s Ultra6 World Record team who led the Lord Mayor’s Cycle Ride, and David Gale, one of the ride's sponsors who made up the sixth riding team-member. No strangers to challenges, with a string of world record successes to their names, they’ll share what it takes to set yourself a big physical challenge – and succeed. The Lord Mayor of Leeds and the Lady Mayoress will also be on hand to share their experiences of supporting an event such as this and the impact the ride has had on their charity, LOFFTY.
Whether you’re already a ‘nutty cyclist’ like Nina, or in need of some inspiration to get started on your own challenge, don’t miss this event.
The evening will take place in The Lounge Bar at Leeds Trinity University. Canapés and refreshments will be available from 6.30pm, with the talks beginning at 7pm. This event is FREE, but to make sure we prepare enough food and refreshments, please book your place and let us know of any dietary requirements. If you're cycling, bike storage will also be available - signage will direct you to this on the night, but please contact us in advance is you have any questions!
Like to tweet? The hashtag for this event is #LT500milecycle
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Leeds Trinity University
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