Ride, then rest at Life Cycle 2
There has been a drop in university admissions by 8.9% in 2012. Funny, when you think that this is the first that tuition fees have shot up to around 9,000 per student each year of study. It seems a little unfair to us; all young adults deserve the right to attend uni, whether it’s to sit and study in the library for hours on end of become well versed in every pub in Nottingham, or both.
The vice-chancellor of Nottingham University seems to agree with this sentiment – well, the first part anyway – and it is for this reason that he is undertaking a ride with his team from John O’Groats to Land’s End. All money raised will be donated to Nurturing Talent, a charity that provides scholarships and bursaries to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
As a celebration of what the team and doing and to give them a bit of support as they ride through the city as part of their trip, Nottingham University is holding Life Cycle 2 at University Park from 12.30pm. To complement the ride there is also the Community Cycle for those that want a non-sportive challenge, or the Lakeside Loop for those who fancy a bit of a walk instead.
If you your idea of relaxing is having a bit of a rest rather than getting sweaty in the sun, don’t fret, there’s still plenty to do at the after party. How about taking in the rays to the carnivalesque sounds of the Phantasy steel drum band? Or indulging in one of Pulp Friction’s ice creams or smoothies created using pedal power? There is also face-painting, bike challenges and games, mural making, a barbeque and a raffle with some pretty mega prizes.
Whether you decide to have a walk or a dance you can be safe in the knowledge that all profits from the day go to a worthwhile cause - can't beat enjoying yourself for charity, can you?
Cycle for Life 2 will be held at Nottingham University Park Sunday 2nd September.