– sponsored by Leicester Wheels for All, Ride Leicester, Community Cycles Leicester and Leicester Spokes
This information is for those who have registered for the event. (Registration is now closed)
For further details about the Outdoor Pursuits Centre see https://www.lopc.co.uk/
The event is a Show and Tell about Active Travel on holiday with a cycle. It is for those who have already booked their places at the event.
Background We want to show how easy it is to choose whether to cycle, walk or bus on holiday. This event is about how to holiday sustainably on a bike. It is aimed at anyone who wants to use their cycle to go on a holiday with a low carbon footprint. The event will be held at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre. We aim to be as inclusive as possible and particularly welcome people (families and individuals) who have never cycle camped before. The event starts at 17:00 on 26 August 2022. The event plan is outlined below.
|Between 17:00 and 19:00 on Fri 26 August 2022 come down to the Leicester Outdoor pursuits Centre where we will be ready to greet you.
|Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Loughborough Road, Leicester LE4 5 PN
|From 5 pm: set up camp (We can help with this if you are unsure what to do. Please just ask one of the team)
|Get-together in the Bushcraft Area Introductions etc
|The arrival of Leicester Spokes to pick up anyone who would like to join their 40-mile ride. The anticipated return time is 14:30. It is an open ride for anyone who can cycle at an average of 12 mph. There will be a lunch stop.
|Cycling session for people who would like a short ride (and therefore not participating in the 10:30 event, above). This will be tailored to the requirements of the group members. The distance will be short and designed to get us back to the centre by 13:00.
|Bell Boating event which starts at 15:30 (Restricted to those who have pre-booked and completed the consent form – Report to the LOPS Reception where Peter will be waiting for you. )
|Cycle Camping Show and Tell Debs and Jo (https://brakesandcakes.org). The show and tell will include excerpts from their global camping tour (see brakesandcakes.org )
|Social – in the Bushcraft area. Bring your own food and drink
|10:00 Get together – and the wrap up session. How did it go. Should we run the event again. What went well. What could we do differently.. Those wishing to stay Sunday night are welcome to do so, however they must have left the site by 09:00 Monday morning. This is due to other LOPC children events taking place on Monday.
We want to encourage Active Travel through cycling. In this case cycle camping in a low carbon way. The organisers regard this innovation as a “proof oif concept” if the concept works well we envisage running it again with the benefit of lessons learned from this year’s.
Leicester City Council has a policy of promoting Active Travel which includes the aspiration of attaining a “15 minute” city. Here is the extract:-
The Leicester Transport Plan 2021 – 2036 sets out an ambitious programme of transport improvements for the next decade including transforming our railway station to provide
an impressive new gateway into Leicester, delivering an exciting new Greenlines electric express bus network and establishing a world class city wide network of cycleways
and paths, aiming for a ’15 minute’ city where people can access a large range of facilities in 15 minutes using sustainable transport.