Canal Canter Summer Extravaganza 2018 @ Kirkstall, Leeds [17 June]

Canal Canter Summer Extravaganza 2018


161
17
June
09:00 - 17:30

 Facebook event page
Kirkstall
Leeds
Please note the event will have staggered starts between 10-1pm depending on distance. As the name suggests this is an out and back canter on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The route will start and finish at Kirkstall about 2.5 miles outside the centre of Leeds. Whilst this flat route is not particularly technical it’s a great opportunity to improve your own PB. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is 127.25 miles in length, stretching between the busy cities of Leeds and Liverpool. It is in fact the longest canal in the north of England and passing through 91 locks. The construction began in 1770 and was completed in 1816. For those who are interested the engineers were John Longbottom, James Brindley and Robert Whitworth. Foulridge tunnel which is part of the Leeds and Liverpool canal has some interesting folklore surrounding it. The story goes that a cow fell into the water at one end of the tunnel, the cow then swam the whole length of the tunnel, (1 mile) before being pulled out at the other end and thankfully being revived with Brandy. So don’t get any ideas, no brandy will be available to revive any desperate runners. ‘Eeh bah gum, dunt fall int cut, as we waint be cumin after thee’
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Kirkstall:

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal Canter 2019
Kirkstall

The most anticipated events in Leeds :

Leeds Festival 2018
Leeds Festival
England v Costa Rica
Leeds United
Leeds Rum and Reggae Festival - On Sale Now!
Stylus
Psychedelic Funhouse Comes to Leeds - On Sale Now!
Mint Warehouse
Cocoon in the Park 10th Anniversary - 2018
Cocoon In The Park
Ice Cream Festival 2018 | Leeds
Leeds
Antiques Roadshow comes to The Piece Hall
The Piece Hall
Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival
Leeds Town Hall
Classic Ibiza: Capesthorne Hall
Capesthorne Hall Macclesfield
Leeds Ball
Leeds University Union
The most popular events in your news feed!