Answers on a postcard for your favourite or dream bike ride

People from Leeds and beyond are being encouraged to jot down the details of their favourite or dream bike ride on the back of a postcard as part of a new exhibition set to open later this month.

Included as part of Leeds City Council’s programme of events and activities celebrating the arrival of the Grand Départ on 5 July, those with a passion for cycling will have the chance to share their heavenly bike ride on one of two different postcards produced by local designer Amy Evans of Tiger Tea design company.

Available from local libraries, leisure centres, Leeds Town Hall and the visitor centre at the city’s train station, the postcards can be posted back by using the freepost address on the back of the card, or by dropping them into one of the collections boxes at the town hall by 20 June 2014. All the postcards will then be collected and a selection displayed together at Leeds Town Hall during the end of June and the beginning of July.

Any person wishing to take part is being asked to use all their creative skills on the postcards, whether that is by drawing or colouring in, sticking on photos or even putting a collage on the front. Open to people of all abilities, this is a fantastic opportunity to tell everyone about your most memorable or fantasy bike ride and why it is or would be so special to you.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills said:

"Excitement for the arrival the Grand Départ in Leeds is already at fever pitch, and we are celebrating as a council this once in a lifetime chance to see one of the world’s greatest sporting events by providing a varied programme of fun activities that people of all ages can take part in and enjoy.

"Designed by local artist Amy Evans, we are asking people to tell us on the back of one of two cycling related postcards what their favourite dream bike ride is or would be if they could travel anywhere, and the great news is that your work could be displayed next to all other entries in a Leeds Town Hall exhibition set to open later this month."

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk