Hosts: Chris Woodward, Lotte Shaw & Ann Rutherford
Venue: Leeds (Patrick Studios) – Hornsea (for a swim…) – Hull (for breakfast at KAG Gallery)
Dates & Times: Saturday 13th July (7:00pm – sunrise, or until it’s done!)
A group of unprofessional Leeds cyclists will ride 100 miles from Leeds to Hornsea, on the East Coast, all in the name of fun. The final destination is Hull’s Kingston Art Group Gallery, which features an exhibition by Gisèle Bone who will also take part in the ride.
Normally used for daily commutes (or nipping to the shops) the bikes and their owners will put themselves to the test to see if they can navigate the dark roads of Yorkshire. The cycling group is described as ‘a pop-up artists’ cycling club’ and features members of East Street Arts & other artists from the Leeds area.
The route takes them out of Leeds, via Selby, Howden, Cottingham, and then onto Hornsea via a disused railway line that makes up part of the Trans Pennine Way. After taking a dip in the North Sea the group will cycle back to Hull and eat a full English breakfast with the Kingston Art Group.
Support vehicles will be following progress, documenting the event, and providing the tired cyclists with some much needed fuel on the way…
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To find out more about Gisèle Bone’s exhibition ‘Artist in the City: Reconnaissance Cycling’ at Kingston Art Group Gallery (in the Fruit Market) visit: http://
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