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Experienced Cyclists Wanted for Ghost Peloton as Part of Yorkshire Festival 2014

Join the Ghost Peloton at The Yorkshire Festival, it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity

If you are an experienced cyclist and fancy joining a once in lifetime collaborative art project then read on!

The project in question is a Ghost Peloton, a participative public art project that features a new film and live performance, uniting dancers, illuminated cyclists at various locations along the Tour de France route in Yorkshire that will take place from 16-17 May 2014.

The NVA has teamed up with the Phoenix Dance School in Leeds and national cycling advocacy charity Sustrans to produce this unique performance that will see 50 cyclists in LED light suits arrive at Waide’s Yard in Leeds from five different routes that highlight the National Cycle Network throughout the area.

The cyclists will then join the dancers for the live performance which is expecting at least 2,000 spectators each evening. The event will also be filmed for broadcast during the Grand Depart in July.

Ghost Peloton builds on the worldwide success of NVA’s Speed of Light which since 2012 has choreographed massed endurance runners in sites as diverse as Arthur’s Seat, Yokohama docks and the entire Ruhr valley.

Speaking about this unique event, Paul Osborne of Sustrans in Yorkshire said:  “This will be a stunning celebration of cycling; creating images and memories which will last long after the Tour comes to Yorkshire. With the Peloton made up in part by Sustrans volunteers and following sections of the National Cycle Network, we are delighted to play our part by engaging with the local cycling community.”

 Sustrans are still looking for marshal and riders who can make themselves available for rehearsals prior to the event and for the weekend of 16-17 May.

If you are interested in getting involved contact volunteers-yorks@sustrans.org.uk  or telephone 0113 245 0006.

 

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