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Cyclism is a celebration of cycling, and all things pedal powered on two wheels, to coincide with Yorkshire’s Le Grand Depart 2014.

Gallery Munro House has collaborated with artists, designers, illustrators and bike builders and shops to curate this multi-disciplinary bicycle exhibition; whether you are an avid cyclist, a lover of art, or you just appreciate good design, there is something for everyone in #CYCLISM.

We will have a keg of special edition ‘Yorkshire Saison’ style beer, brewed especially for the Tour de France, compliments of York’s Treboom…

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News Crowds Turn Out for Lizzie’s Homecoming

John joins the thousands at welcoming home an Olympic hero

Despite the inclement weather at teatime on Wednesday this week, thousands of people lined the streets of Otley and its historic market place to pay tribute to Lizzie Armistead, the winner of the Olympic Silver Medal in the women’s road race.

Lizzie set off from her home in Riverside Park on an open topped bus and was joined at the Wharfemeadows Park entrance by hundreds of cyclists from Otley including her grandparents Ray & Marjorie Dunn; themselves keen cyclists, who followed the bus down Farnley Lane, crossing the bridge over the River Wharfe and into the town centre. Well-wishers, six…

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Feature Where would Yorkshire be on the Olympic Medal Table?

John reckons Yorkshire would finish twelfth.

According to my reckoning, Yorkshire has finished up with seven gold medals, two silver and three bronzes, placing it twelfth in the medal table if regarded as an independent country, and above the likes of Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Ukraine and New Zealand who all finished with six gold medals. And had we had one more gold we would have been above the likes of Australia and Japan!

In Horsforth, the place of my birth, there is a golden post-box on New Road Side which glows in honour of the Brownlee brothers who I saw in Hyde Park last Tuesday finish…

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Book Review Leeds United Miscellany testtesttestteststar

by Joe Mewis

By definition, this book is a mixed bag of anecdotes, statistics, facts and historical trivia covering the entire history of Leeds United. But whilst some of the particulars relate to well known games or players, we have others that have clearly evolved from painstaking research and an eye for the obscure. Do you know the full story about David Harvey’s suicidal pet monkey?

There is something in this book for everyone, but chiefly this is a concise history of the club for younger fans needing a brief introduction to the significant pain and occasional pleasure of being a Leeds fan.

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Interview Chris Kamara

We meet the enthusiastic Sky football pundit and ex-Leeds United star

As a breathless pundit on Sky Sports, Chris Kamara has attracted a cult following among viewers who are otherwise used to interchangeable ex-pros sharing tepid clichés on screen. In an era of football as the new primetime entertainment, fans have warmed to Kamara’s old school enthusiasm.

"I always get surprised by the level of people’s support for me. It’s just amazing, it really is," he says over a soft drink, overlooking Millennium Square. "It’s sort of gone out of all proportion, but long may it continue. It’s just incredible. I never take it for granted and I’m still the same…

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Leeds United LUFC 2010/11 Season Review

'Leeds United On This Day' author Joe Mewis looks back over Leeds United's first season back in the Championishp

At the start of the season we said in this column that we’d take a nice comfortable mid-table finish, a season of consolidation and getting to grips with the Championship before a promotion charge next year. This would also bring the added bonus of not having the stressful cloud of promotion/play-offs/relegation envelop us Leeds fans as it does every season and we might all live longer as a result.

That’s not quite how it panned out however, as the past season has contained its usual share of ups and downs with United narrowly missing out on…

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Try This Aerockbics

We pack our air guitar for Leeds' newest fitness craze

When I was a member at a gym, there was a chart playlist that I only ever heard there. Shane Ward, The Script and some indistinct dance tunes presumably meant to inspire us to pump it harder, and such like. I hated it. There was even a time I plugged my headphones into the system on the running machine and watched ‘Loose Women’, so bored was I by the vacuous dirge piped into the sweaty room. Needless to say, my gym membership lapsed quicker than Shame Ward’s career.

There are countless different celebrity-endorsed fitness fads that I could try, I…

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Try This Snow Xross Bikes

Ali Schofield takes to the slopes on SNO!zone's newest mode of transport

The thing with snowboarding is it takes quite a bit of time to gain the skills which will see you merrily swishing down a slope. The first session, as I have experienced first hand, is punctuated with bruise-making falls – the instructor even has you pick a cheek to land on so as not to hurt your spine – and the next few sessions (as I have not experienced as I am a ‘if at first you don’t succeed, give up’ kinda gal), are still unlikely to furnish you with adrenaline-filled fun.

That is not to say I don’t fancy…

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Leeds United Doncaster and Preston

Another two games in four days, another seven goals: Leeds consolidate their playoff credentials with style and guts

On paper both Doncaster and Preston (17th and 24th respectively) are teams that any club in the top half of the table would want to beat. At this stage of the season however, with almost every Championship club still in the market for something – whether that be safety or higher placed ambitions – that would be a naive attitude to adopt.

For 44 minutes against Doncaster on Saturday, Leeds United looked like an unstoppable attacking force. How only one goal was wrestled free of the opposition no-one will ever know, such was the voracity of Leeds’ desire.

How Howson…

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Leeds United Welsh Woe

Regular Championship football news from Elland Road

Leeds’ 7-match unbeaten run came to an emphatic end in South Wales on Saturday, when a vibrant Swansea side beat United 3-0 in a match where the visitor’s shortcomings were painfully exposed.

With Bradley Johnson suspended following his two yellow cards against Barnsley, Simon Grayson was forced into a change of personnel and formation, bringing in Davide Somma and switching to a 4-4-2 formation. Herein lied the problem, as the Leeds midfield was overrun from the off, as Kilkenny and Howson, outnumbered in the middle of the park, failed to stamp their authority on the game which in turn gave…

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