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October 2018

British Cycling Ride Social – Riverside Corridor

Sunday 21 October, 10:00 - 12:00
Abbey Park,
St Margaret's Way
Leicester, LE1 3EJ
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This is a 6 mile ride along the riverside with interesting views of the regeneration work taking place including the recently renovated Friars Mill. The ride will begin from Abbey Park Café (LE4 5AQ) and lasts 2 hours. Booking is essential - book here.

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Walk Like an Ancient Egyptian – themed quiz trail

Monday 22 October, 11:00 - Friday 26 October, 16:00
New Walk Museum,
53 New Walk
Leicester, LE1 7EA
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Walk like an Ancient Egyptian – themed family quiz trail Monday 22 October until Fri 26 October, 11am - 4pm daily Starting and finishing at New Walk Museum, up to 45 minutes at your own pace. During half term, pick up our free themed quiz trail at the museum between 11am and 4pm and head along New Walk, testing your knowledge and learning a little about Ancient Egypt along the way. Badges for kids on completing the trail. Don’t forget…

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Free Group Walk – Leicester’s suffragette Alice Hawkins (just turn up)

Saturday 27 October, 13:00 - 14:15
New Walk Museum,
53 New Walk
Leicester, LE1 7EA
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Free Group Walk - Leicester's Suffragette, Alice Hawkins 1pm on Saturday 27 October. Meet at New Walk Museum. Steady to moderate pace for about 1 hour 15 minutes. This group walk visits the places associated with Leicester’s suffragette, Alice Hawkins and coincides with the opening of the ‘Alice Hawkins and Votes for Women’ exhibition at New Walk Museum. An opportunity to find out about this remarkable woman and about the suffragette movement. Booking not required, just turn up.

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British Cycling Ride Social – The Ghostly Engineer Ride

Saturday 27 October, 18:30 - 21:30
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This is a 5.5 mile ride lasting 3 hours, starting from the Town Hall Bike Park. Enjoy a rare event at the historic Abbey Pumping Station, open for Halloween. Enjoy the Museum and 'The Ghostly Engineer' tour of the cellars.

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LEICESTER OPEN STREETS

Sunday 28 October, 11:00 - 14:00
New Market Square,
Leicester, LE1 5AW
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A monthly festival for Leicester celebrating people-friendly streets, on the last Sunday each month. A FREE event for families – arrive on foot, by bicycle, tricycle, skateboard, roller-skate or bus. There are free guided rides and walks starting from new Market Square during the event. This months ride route is yet to be decided but will be easy-going for all the family to join in with and will last approx. 90 minutes. October's walk has an historic theme. We will…

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Open Streets Walk – Alice Hawkins theme

Sunday 28 October, 11:00 - 12:15
New Market Square,
Leicester, LE1 5AW
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Open Streets Walk  (Alice Hawkins theme)   11am on Sunday 28 October Meet at New Market Square, city centre, behind the Knight & Garter pub. Steady to moderate pace for about 1 hour 15 minutes. This is the last ‘Open Streets’ walk this year, this time with a suffragette theme. We will visit the locations associated with Alice Hawkins. If you can’t attend the Saturday walk from New Walk Museum, here is another opportunity to hear about this remarkable woman…

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November 2018

Group Walks in Leicester – Walk on the Wild Side: Belgrave Gardens (please pre-book)

Wednesday 14 November, 10:00 - 11:30
Belgrave Gardens (entrance on Church Road),
Thurcaston Road
Leicester, LE4 5PE
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Walk on the Wild Side: Belgrave Gardens Sunday 14 November at 10am Please pre-book to attend this walk (booking is now open - see below) Starts from the Church Road entrance to the gardens, opposite Belgrave Hall.(off Thurcaston Road). Starts 10am. Please arrive 10 minutes early. If you are unsure of the start location, please contact us by phone or email during office hours in advance of the walk and we are happy to describe further. We are collaborating with the Making Wildlife Count project…

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December 2018

Free Group Walks in Leicester – Walk on the Wild Side: Spinney Hill Park (please pre-book)

Wednesday 5 December, 10:00 - 11:30
Spinney Hill Park,
East Park Road
Leicester, LE5
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Walk on the Wild Side: Spinney Hill Park Wednesday 5 December Starts 10am. Please arrive 10 minutes early. We are collaborating with the Making Wildlife Count project to provide nature walks. This walk around Spinney Hill Park will be assisted by our friendly walk volunteers and will be led by a wildlife expert, who will provide facts about nature in the city's green spaces. Unlike our usual walks, places must be pre-booked, as numbers will be limited. The walk remains free of charge.  Booking will open later this year. Information about how…

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