Kimberley Walsh to attend Sky Ride Leeds
We’re delighted to announced that Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh is our ambassador for Sky Ride Leeds and will be attending the fun cycling event on Sunday 7 July.
The pop star, who made the final of Strictly Come Dancing in 2012, grew up in the Yorkshire city of Bradford and will be returning to her home county to officially start the ride and take in some of the route. The event will also mark the beginning of a year of cycling celebrations in the city, as Leeds and Yorkshire get ready to host the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France for the first time.
There are lots of cycling events and activities taking place across Yorkshire this summer, including further traffic-free city rides in Bradford (11 August), Hull (18 August) and York (14 September), and over 200 smaller Sky Ride Local rides with British Cycling trained ride leaders taking place across the county throughout the summer.
Sky Ride Ambassador Kimberley Walsh commented: ‘I’m really delighted to be involved in this summer’s Sky Ride campaign and kicking off the first Sky Ride city event in Yorkshire on Sunday 7th July. It’s a fantastic initiative and cycling is a great way to stay in shape and keep healthy. The best part of this event is that it doesn’t matter if you haven’t been on a bike for a while, if you’re a novice or a more experienced rider, there is something for everyone.’