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Cycling in the City

This display celebrated Yorkshire’s cycling boom, as well as the many community cycling groups, events and activities to be found in and around Bradford.

Yorkshire has experienced a cycling boom since the 2014 Tour de France and the legendary Grand Depart. Delivered by Welcome to Yorkshire, this was a spectacular event from which Yorkshire cyclists are still benefiting. On weekday commutes, in parks and public spaces, and in Yorkshire lanes it is now possible to see MAMILs (middle aged men in lycra), children, lifestyle cyclists and commuters in huge numbers.

One legacy from 2014 is the Tour de Yorkshire. Like the Tour de France before it, this event has had a massive impact on Yorkshire’s annual social and cultural calendar, as well as its sporting one.

Bradford-based Proper Cycling is led by artist Tim Curtis. In collaboration with Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure, Choices 4 All and LS29 Group, it delivers a portfolio of inclusive, fun adaptive cycling and art engagement activities, including massed cycling parades, cycle costumes, cycle sportives, and large-scale helicopter land art.