Thursday 19th May 2016 5:30pm

Starting from - The Curve Theatre Rutland Street Leicester LE1 1 SB, LE1 1SB

  • 4 miles
  • All bike types
  • 1 hr 30 mins

Starting point

LE1 1SB

The Curve Theatre Rutland Street Leicester LE1 1 SB

Join us for a short tour of Leicester to discover its notable women and those who were influential in the Suffragette movement, the most famous of which was Alice Hawkins. We visit the Blue Plaques sites, marking where they lived, worked and campaigned for women’s right to vote and for social reform Alice Hawkins was an active trade unionist and worker in the shoe trade of Leicester, Alice would cycle round Leicester and Leicestershire speaking to crowds, not always receptive to her message! We visit the site of Alice’s workplace, Equity Shoes and also the site of the Women’s Social and Political Union office. Witness a speech as given by Alice Hawkins and a call to action! Period costume is encouraged! This is an Easy ride, of 3 - 4 miles mostly on the flat and following many of Leicester’s off road routes. Minimum Riding Age 5: under 5's must be in an approved BS standard child seat or trailer (Note: children 5-15 must attend with an adult over 18) This ride is open to men

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