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Leicester Castle Classic Weekend: King of the Cobbles

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August 2015

This year’s weekend starts with a sportive challenge linking Leicester Castle with Bosworth on Saturday followed by a triathlon starting at QEII Leicester Centre on Sunday morning.

Support races in the afternoon are followed by the Castle Classic Kermesse – ‘One of the best races in the country’ according to last year’s winner Jon Mould – the finale of British Cycling’s Elite Road Series 2015. The Castle Classic Kermesse will be filmed for broadcast on Eurosport TV.

Leicester has submitted a bid for a major programme to develop Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycle (EAPC) hubs.

Leicester City Council and Leicester-based sustainable travel specialist, Go Travel Solutions, have successfully progressed through the Expression of Interest stage. A full application has now been submitted to apply for a share of the £500,000 funding that the Department for Transport has made available for cities, rural areas and tourism hotspots in England, outside of London, to develop shared Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycle (EAPC) hubs.

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Please find details in the link below of new campaign which is valid both to London and from London. Tickets must be purchased between 3-9 August but travel can be completed by 4 September 2015.

 

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Leicester will host a pioneering conference next year to promote cities that support cycling, walking and active lifestyles.

The Active City conference will be held at Curve from 18-20 May 2016, and will attract local, national and international delegates and speakers.

The conference is coming to the city following a proposal submitted by Leicester City Council and Leicester Shire Promotions.

The news that Leicester will host the event was announced at this year’s Active City conference, which is currently taking place in Newcastle (25-26 June).

As part of the national Catch the Bus Week campaign, Leicestershire County Council is offering one way travel for 50p on selected bus services as well as discounted Weekly tickets on the Park & Ride services to Leicester between Monday 29 June and Saturday 4 July 2015.

You can take advantage of the 50p offer by following these three simple steps:

  • Download and print out your Catch the Bus Week Vouchercatch-bus-week
  • Complete the details on the voucher
  • Hand the voucher to the driver along with 50p 

The voucher entitles one passenger to travel for 50p on a single ticket on one of the eight promotional routes between Monday 29 June and Saturday 4 July. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Voucher to be retained by driver.

Vouchers are valid on the following services: 

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  • Service 27: Loughborough – Thurmaston
  • Service 120: Coalville – Markfield – Leicester
  • Service 155: Coalville – Castle Donington

lscFor the last two years the Learning Support Centre have taken part in the Green Impact project which is run via the National Union of Students, it’s an online workbook to document how green, environmentally friendly and sustainable your business and working spaces are.

Company representatives Joanne Hancock and Amy Leyshon recently collected the silver award and as a result of this decided to plan a Sustainability Day which will be held at their office, Phoenix Yard, Jubilee Building, 5 Upper Brown Street, Leicester, LE1 5TE on Wednesday 24th June from 10am – 4pm.

The focus of the day will be Fairtrade, sustainable companies, alternative shopping e.g. vintage and charity shops, local produce, green cleaning products and transport options. Please feel free to drop in to see us. There will also be products to purchase on the day which have been made by local artists.


A member of our team will also be present on the day so be sure to pop by!

 

 

Address

Friars Mill (Unit 3)
Friars Mill (Unit 3)
100 Bath Lane
100 Bath Lane
Leicester
Leicester
LE3 5BJ
LE3 5BJ

Contact

Phone
0330 024 56 65
Email
info@smartgo.co.uk

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