Arla Move Stronger Summer Cycle
Date: 20th July 2023 from 1-7pm
Location: Bowcliffe Hall, Bramham, Wetherby, Leeds LS23 6LP
Our Mission: As part of the Stronger People plan, we're holding a big bike ride and BBQ this summer. This is an event for everyone at Arla, for all abilities. It would be amazing if we could get over 50 people signed up. There will be no cost to you but there's an option to donate to our chosen charity Macmillan.
Yellow Route: 13 Miles
A round trip via Tadcaster for a quick coffee stop and refuel.
Red Route: 25 Miles
A round trip via Tadcaster for a quick coffee stop and a slighlty longer route back.
Blue Route: 34 Miles
A slightly longer route but it will include a pit stop at the Arla farm in Hessay.
Green Route: 43 Miles
This route will also stop at the Arla farm but take a longer route back.
We'll be supported by the passionate team at Struggle Events who are experts in supporting cycling events for all abilities.
The Struggle support car will be roving throughout, should you need any assistance while out on your bike. Their expert mechanic will also be roving on the route but will also be at the start to provide pre-ride bike checks.
We'll ride in different ability groups, accompanied by an expert guide from Struggle Events, who will support us along the way to direct the route and provide advice and support throughout.
Coaching Sessions - Traffic-free Cycle Track
Friday 15th July, 2:30pm-5pm, Brownlee Cycle Track, Weetwood
If you are new to cycling or haven’t riden in a while then this could be the event for you. We really want this to be an inclusive fun event that many people can get involved in. To take part you'll need a bike, helmet and a basic level of riding ability.
To support those newer cyclists we have enlisted the support of Kate who is a cycling coach – who specifically works with people to get them ready to ride and confident on the roads. You can follow Kate on Instagram at the Personal Cyclist to see what she does.
We have arranged for Kate to hold some introductory lessons to have a taster session or a re-learn how to ride. If you are interested then please email Tara Howard-Goldsmith. There are also bikes available hire at Brownlee cycle track.
It is also a great reminder to let you know about the Cycle-To-Work scheme that allows you to buy a bike at a discounted rate.
Very simply, Arla buys the bike/accessories and you pay it back through monthly deductions form your salary over between 12 and 24 months (sometimes longer).
These deductions are made from your gross salary, thereby reducing the amount of your taxable income and effectively reducing the cost of the bike to you.