Double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee MBE revealed as city’s first Active Travel ambassador

Leeds triathlete and double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee MBE has been named as the city’s first Active Travel ambassador. In his new role, Alistair will add his support to initiatives, projects and infrastructure projects being undertaken through the city’s Active Travel campaign, which key aim is to encourage more people to incorporate walking and…

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Leeds pupils take part in 200 mile Yorkshire cycle relay

Leeds pupils have taken part in the 2019 Schools Yorkshire Tour this week, a 200-mile cycle relay which aims to encourage more pupils to cycle to school and improve cycle skills. Pupils from various schools across the city have been transporting the baton from school to school, starting at Guiseley Primary School in the…

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A bumper summer of cycling

Record numbers have been making the most of the summer weather on Bradford and Leeds cycling infrastructure, which was either built or improved as part of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £60m CityConnect programme aimed at encouraging more people to cycle and walk. Between May and July, almost 120,000 trips were made on the award-winning…

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Summer roadwork schemes planned for Leeds

A number of roadwork schemes are planned to be carried out in Leeds during the school summer holiday period. There’s a need to carry out essential schemes to utilities, roads and bridges across the city and after liaising with the partner organisations concerned, Leeds City Council has ensured the works will be undertaken while…

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Decision made to call in Carillion bond

Following Carillion going into liquidation, Leeds City Council have made a decision to implement a contingency measure put in place to deal with the company failing. The council’s approval for the competitive tender for the Leeds city centre cycle Superhighway City Connect 2, (phase 1) contract was awarded to Carillion Construction Limited on 3rd…

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Experience Kirkgate Market after hours with new Night Market

Visitors will be able to see Leeds historic Kirkgate Market in a new light when it opens its doors after dark with a new Night Market this week. The first Night Market which takes place on Thursday 26 October, will see the events space and food hall section of Kirkgate open until 11pm. Joining…

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City centre to host first ever light triathlon

A dazzling array of illuminated lanterns, cyclists, walkers and runners will take over the city centre next month when Leeds hosts its first ever light triathlon. Part of this year’s incredible Light Night 2016, the ambitious trio of installations will come together on October 6 in one of the highlights of the spectacular two-night celebration.…

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