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Comical Mass
January 28th, 2011
The final 3 months of 2010 saw the birth and first tentative steps of Leicester Critical Mass. But by our second ride we were already the second largest Critical Mass ride in Britain with more than 120 riders.
If you’ve missed out, Critical Mass is a celebration of cycling. It is a way for the bike riding folk of Leicester and the Shire to show that there is an alternative to the car in our city and so on the last Friday of each month we ride from Curve for 3-4 miles around town, enjoying the safety that a large group brings. We show the city that bikes are traffic too.
The level of support we have received from not only pedestrians and other cyclists, but motorists alike has been staggering. The friendly waves, the smiles and positive press have all shown that we’re onto something special here. The city is ready for change.
You don’t have to be a cyclist to join us. If you own a bike, enjoy the freedom that giving up the car and riding instead gives you then come along.
We’ve themed each ride so far. October had a hallowe’en theme and was the Monster Mass. November’s Mass’Tache raised awareness for the Movember prostate cancer appeal and December saw santas, angels and elves celebrate Christ-Mass.
We have big plans for the rides this year and aim to make it the biggest in the UK and with the friendliness, good nature and positivity we enjoy on our rides, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t. What better way to continue this two-wheeled charm offensive than by celebrating Comical Mass to tie in with the 18th birthday of the Leicester Comedy Festival. The festival begins a few days after January’s Critical Mass and will feature over 350 shows at 50 venues across the city and county.
Festival director Geoff Rowe is very supportive of the Comical Mass and says
“It’s great that we can help support the brilliant Critical Mass and tie it in with our 18th birthday celebrations. The Leicester Comedy Festival has developed and grown over the last 18 years exactly because of the involvement of loads of groups and organisations across the county. We’re working on various ways to lower the carbon footprint of the festival and I hope that we can work closer with critical mass in future years.
Over Christmas, I took my bike out of the shed and plan to use it more throughout the year. I may even make the comical mass on the 28th January. Unless it rains. In which case I’ll be sat in a warm dry place.”
So join us at Curve (Orton Square, LE1 1SB) at 6pm on Friday 28th January and come dressed as your favourite funny-person and join the fastest growing social cycling group there is…
Prizes for the biggest clowns!
For more information search for Critical Mass Leicester on Facebook and http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/

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