The Krebs (Bi)Cycle

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To encourage more people to start cycling on a regular basis and to highlight the health benefits of the sport, the University of Sheffield has created a giant bicycle, using eco-friendly paint in a field close to the route of the Tour.

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Win A Bike At The University of Sheffield

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To celebrate the Grand Depart, cafes and venues around the University are giving you the chance to win a brand new bike.

For your chance to win, you need to follow one of the participating venues on Twitter e.g. @krebs_cafe and tweet at them about the Grand Depart and the Tour de France.

To be entered into the draw your tweet must include #yellowcafebike

All entrants into the competition can also claim a free piece of fruit from participating cafes/venues.

The winners of the bikes will be announced later this month.

Bonne chance!

Pedal Pusher by TheatreDelicatessen @ Furnace Park

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Five years since its first performance, Pedal Pusher has been extensively reworked and re-imagined for a new run of shows at The University of Sheffield’s Furnace Park in response to the explosive admissions by Lance Armstrong.

“In Pedal Pusher what Theatre Delicatessen managed to do with a couple of plastic chairs and some cycling shorts was pretty spectacular.” Critics’ Choice of the Year 2009 – Time Out

“This very, very physical theatre show does justice to the toughest sporting event in the world, the Tour de France, with a muscular production that’s quite exhausting, in a good way, to watch… nothing short of ingenious.” * * * * The List, Edinburgh – Top 20 Unmissable Shows

Marco was incredible. The Italian hero courted by politicians, partied with rockstars and adored by his fans. Marco was the champion the Pope himself asked to meet. He should have been the greatest cyclist of his generation.

But Marco is lying dead in a hotel in Rimini.

And the greatest is an American called Lance.

Pedal Pusher is the true story of the Lance Armstrong, Marco Pantani and Jan Ullrich – three professional cyclists battling to become champion of the Tour de France.

Drawing on interviews, archive footage and news reports, TheatreDelicatessen used devised performance and physical theatre to carry the audience through the mountains, the sprints, the crashes and into the intriguing dangerous world of professional sport

After all, to put yourself through all this for the sake of a bicycle race you’d have to be crazy.

Or on drugs.

Dates/Times: 7:30pm on Tuesday 1 – Sunday 6 July, 2014 @ Furnace Park, Sheffield, Doncaster Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7BD, United Kingdom

Tickets available via the TheatreDelicatessen website: http://www.theatredelicatessen.com/pedalpusher-2014/

ReCycle Bikes

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We recently won a Highly Commended prize for Social Responsibility at the 2013 EAUC Green Gown awards for our work with ReCycle Bikes – a wonderful Sheffield-based social enterprise. If you’ve visited the Arts Tower recently, then you’ve probably seen our Cycle Hut located in the car park, but you probably don’t realise it also has a great story.

Bike Rehab

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Every year, USE runs an enterprising ideas competition. It’s an opportunity for students and alumni (up to five years from graduation) to get their ideas onto paper, tap into all the business advice services on offer at the Enterprise Zone… and maybe win some cash! This year, we had close to 80 plans submitted over three categories: 1. Commercial Concept; 2. Social Concept; and 3. Business Startup. Of those plans, external judges shortlisted nine finalists who would pitch at our Enterprise Celebration Dinner where the overall winners would receive their awards.

Business Startup – £2000 cash prize

Winner: Alex Gunn, Bike Rehab
http://bikerehab.co.uk/