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Committee member cycles for charity

One of our committee members, Secretary Jeremy Morton, has been so inspired by our ‘Let’s Go Cycling’ theme that he has joined the Lord Mayor’s charity cycle ride.

Jeremy cycle full

Jeremy will be cycling 65 miles from Hull to Leeds on Sunday 4 May to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s LOFFTY (Leeds Offers Fun For The Young) charity.

Jeremy explains:

“The cause, providing activities for play for children in inner city Leeds, is close to my heart. It’s one of the reasons we put Beeston Festival on. And with year’s theme  being cycling – well I couldn’t resist!”

If you would like to sponsor Jeremy, just go to his Just Giving page and click on ‘donate’.

UPDATE: Jeremy successfully completed the ride in just over 6 hours and has raised £570 for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Well done Jeremy!



Let’s Go Cycling!

The theme for the 2014 Beeston Festival is “Let’s Go Cycling!”

Leeds_Cycle_Brand-Primary-cmykWe are tying in with the Grand Depart (start) of the Tour de France – the worlds greatest cycling event – which takes place in Leeds three weeks after Beeston Festival on 5th July 2014.

Beeston Festival, on Saturday 14th June, is sandwiched between Bike To School Week and National Bike Week. The festival plans to play its part in getting more local people using bikes for transport, for exercise and of course for fun.

Get Cycling try out roadshow 2
Photo courtesy of Get Cycling

There will be a large Bike Try Out Zone organised by Get Cycling. This will be at the heart of festival, located on the old bowling green, near the main stage.

Watch out too for cycle-powered smoothies, bike safety and bike maintenance and the launch of a new regular South Leeds Bike Ride.

Check back for more announcements of bike activities at the festival.

First act for 2014 announced: Celtarabia

Celtarabria have been unveiled as the first confirmed act for 2014, they will be playing on the main stage at Beeston Festival.


Celtarabia play a wild fusion of Arabic, Andalucian, Celtic, Medieval music and contemporary beats designed to get bodies dancing. Some of this country’s finest world dance musicians play the wildest cross-over music being made in England today. Featuring Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammered Dulcimer, Vocals, Cittern, African and Arabic Percussion, Drum kit, Didjeridu and Bass Guitar.

Listen to their music on Soundcloud.