With the greatest road race in the world – the Tour de France – departing from our fair shores in 2014, get yourself in the spirit by heading to the Yorkshire Bicycle Show 2014, taking place this weekend in Leeds.
There’s something for everyone at the Yorkshire Bicycle Show, with organisers taking the opportunity to celebrate the rich tapestry of cycling the region has to offer. Total Women’s Cycling and our brother site, Road Cycling UK have a stand and we’ll be giving goody bags away. On Sunday there’s also a host of women’s talks taking place so if you’re at a loose end this weekend, head to Leeds Town Hall and drop by to say hello.
What’s on at Yorkshire Bicycle Show
There’ll be film screenings, demonstrations, talks and displays, not to mention a good line in local beers, ales and food. Exhibitors include bike companies, frame builders and cycle retailers, so expect to see Tokyo Fixed, Feather Cycles, Milk Bikes as well as Sustrans, CTC and the Leeds Cycling Campaign.
On Sunday, there are 3 female specific talks, from Emily Chappell, a rider we featured on the site before for her wonderful blog documenting her cycle round the world to ‘Women in Cycling’ featuring a host of fantastic women in the industry discussing how to get more women on bikes. Details of the talks are noted below;
1. Emily Chappell
Keen blogger and the voice behind “That Messenger Chick”, this determined rider has countless stories to tell. Ex London cycle courier Emily takes us on a tour of her epic round the world trip.
Attend the talk on Sunday 12:00PM at the Yorkshire Bicycle Show!
2. Women in Cycling: Juliet Elliot, Jenni Gwiazdowski, Emily Chappell, Elena Corchero, Alice Marsh, Denise Burton (TBC)
It’s a great time to be a woman in cycling with more women than ever getting on bikes. But there is still a way to go. Is it just a case of getting more women more confident on the roads and with more maintenance skills or do we need the women’s Tour to lead the way? With the huge changes in the culture of cycling where does the industry stand? We will be chatting about the realities of riding professionally, the daily commute, advertising, sponsorship and sisterhood.
Attend the talk on Sunday 1:00pm at the Yorkshire Bicycle Show!
3. Justine Potter and Charlie Burton
Maxine Peake’s radio play Love on Two Wheels documented the story and achievements of Beryl Burton’s career. Justine Potter (producer of the play) and Beryl’s husband Charlie talk about researching and writing the story. Beryl’s record-breaking a result of talent, unyielding determination to succeed coupled with devoted support from her husband. Delve into the life of one of Britain’s most decorated athletes.
Attend the talk on Sunday 3:00pm at the Yorkshire Bicycle Show!
Where: Leeds Town Hall
When: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September from 10am to 6pm
Cost: On-the-day entry costs £6 per day. Tickets can be bought in advance for £5, with a 50p booking fee. Total Women’s Cycling has joined forces with the show’s organisers to offer a two-for-one entry. Click here for more information on discounted entry.