Festival honours cycling great Burton

A cycling festival has been organised to honour a Leeds racing great.

Beryl Burton will posthumously receive Freedom of the City by Leeds Council on Wednesday 10 September.

Charnock born Burton died in 1996, but is remembered as one of the most successful female cyclists of all time, holding the title of British best all-rounder for 25 successive years.

Her family will accept the honour on her behalf, with a festival being held in commemoration.

Go Cycling fest will run between 10am and 4pm in Millennium Square, featuring a bike try out area and a free bike safety check.

The day also has a prize draw; a pedal power smoothie maker and a multi-seater bicycle that can be rode around the city centre.

Major cycling organisations such as the national cycling charity CTC, and British Cycling have been invited to celebrate the event.

The event is free and open to all. 

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