Leicester Open Streets
Leicester Open Streets is back this year!
On the last Sunday of each month from June 27 to October 2021, we will be opening the streets up for people to enjoy! Join us at the Green Dragon Square from 1 – 4pm for lots of fun activities.
This year we will have guided walks, talks, tours, bike rides, games, crafts, bike try-outs, bike fix, arts, entertainment and much more. Activitites/entertainment on the day for the June event are as follows:
DMU Art Gallery – Create your own art piece
Ebike Tryouts – https://www.go-ride.co.uk/
British Cycling – Go Ride Coaching
Blacksmith – Have a go at being a blacksmith for the day – OandCoBlacksmiths.com
Sustrans – Spin art bike
Sambando – Processions around the event sites – https://sambando.co.uk/
Soar Valley Cycles – Free Bike Checks – https://www.b-buddies.com/bike-maintenance
Focus Charity – Bringing the seaside to Leicester! Running small activities like; Guess the sweets, Hook a duck, Lucky dip sandpit, A fishy mascot will be handing out sanitizer – https://www.focus-charity.co.uk/
Ride Leicester Led Ride – Sporting Heritage Ride
Town Hall Bike Park – Free bike parking
Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative
The £1.6million Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Leicester City Council has successfully reached completion. This five-year project focused on buildings in the Greyfriars area and offered grants to property owners and businesses to help restore and regenerate the architectural heritage of Leicester’s Old Town.
The wider Greyfriars THI project also included a range of events, including talks and walking tours, that attracted over 3,000 people. Read the full press release here.
The area’s historical importance as Leicester’s legal quarter was a key element of the project and a range of new resources can be found on the legacy website.
Check out this video highlighting the successes of the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative.
Avoid city traffic by using #LeicsParkandRide to get to the @LeicesterTigers v @SaleSharksRugby match on Saturday. Group tickets are just £3 for up to 5 people travelling together in the same car. crowd.in/YXsn1i #TigersFamily #SharksFamily
Get you bike security marked and repaired at our FREE upcoming Bike Marking & Repair sessions: - Glenfield Hospital Front, Monday 25th October, 10am-2pm - Leicester Infirmary Square, Wednesday 27th October, 10am-2pm See you there! 🚲🚲🚲
A special Park & Ride service is running from Birstall on Sunday for #DiwaliLeicester Switch On. Tickets £4 for return journey, £6 for group of up to five people travelling together or £1 for concessionary pass holders. First bus 4pm, last bus back 10pm. crowd.in/URiuvn
🚲🚌If you live in the East of Leicester, you can get FREE Personal Travel Planning with information on walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing, as well as have the opportunity to receive a 1:1 consultation with a travel advisor.For more info: choosehowyoumove.co.uk/ptp-east/
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