The Ride Leicester Festival is an annual celebration of city cycling and people-friendly streets. Around 40 volunteers are needed to help at two major events; the Castle Classic Cycle Race on Sunday 17 August and Sky Ride on Sunday 24 August. Volunteers will need to give at least four hours of their time.
In return you'll receive refreshments on the event days, a Ride Leicester t-shirt and goodie bag, plus access to great offers like free guided rides and bike checks.
Cyclists using Leicester station will now be welcomed with fantastic new cycling facilities following the completion of a £600,000 scheme to deliver a bespoke cycling hub.
Leicester City Deputy Mayor, Councillor Rory Palmer, officially opened the new cycle hub today (29 July) along with Andy Moore, Head of Stations for East Midlands Trains. The hub, delivered through funding awarded by the Department for Transport and distributed via the Association of Train Operating Companies, has delivered significantly improved facilities for cyclists using the station.
Get involved - the BIGGEST traffic free bike ride will hit Leicester this summer.
For one day and one day only... cyclist will be taking over the city. Sky Ride encourages people of all ages and cycling ability to band together for a traffic-free bike ride through the streets of Leicester.
Fancy getting involved?
There will be a starting hub at Enderby Park & Ride from 9:30am. Leave your car, get on a bike and follow the experienced ride leaders along a special route to Bede Park where you will join the rest of the riders.
Be a part of a cycle revolution this summer!
Feel free to circulate the following poster to your cyclist friends, family and colleagues.
Train stations across the country will benefit from improved cycling facilities thanks to £15 million of new government funding, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced today (4 July 2014) on the eve of the Tour de France coming to the UK.
The improvements will make it easier for people to ride bicycles and use trains by providing more and better cycle parking and other cycle-friendly facilities at railway stations, helping cut pollution and ease congestion on our roads.
The minister announced the funding as she officially opened the new £850,000 Sheffield Cycle Hub - a flagship facility that provides 415 bike spaces alongside changing rooms and repair facilities at the city’s train station.
Isn’t this summer weather wonderful? There’s barely a cloud in the sky, there’s a gentle summer breeze wafting through the trees, and it’s lovely and light in the evenings.
If you’re stuck in traffic on your way to work or crammed onto the train with hundreds of sweaty, frustrated fellow commuters, the summer weather is anything but pleasant. And while you quite like the idea of dusting off your bicycle and cycling the ten or so miles to work instead of driving, the chances are that unless you’re a lycra-clad cycling fanatic who already rides to and from work every day you don’t really fancy the idea of getting hot and sweaty to do so.
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Tools to help influence travel behaviour
Employers have much to gain by developing plans to support staff in how they commute and travel on business. A proactive approach can enhance staff retention and recruitment, reduce parking demand, improve business reputation and lower business costs. However sometimes even with a strong business case, implementing changes can be difficult. This Forum will focus on tools to assist the change process in the workplace using examples based on travel to and at work.