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The Woolly Bike Trail

Cassandra Kilbride

A trail of woolly bikes thread their way through Yorkshire’s countryside sharing yarns and stories made by hundreds of local people.

Visual Art,Family Event

WHERE CAN I SEE THE BIKES DISPLAYED?? - All ten bikes will go on show to the general public from 3pm on the 3rd of July at Sheffield Cathedral, catch them there until the 3rd of August when they will return back to the communities in which they were created! To find out more about the bikes including where you can see them visit www.Yorkshireswoollybikes.co.uk.

ABOUT - Cassandra Kilbride is a prolific yarn-stormer. Her crocheted street art makes cheeky visual statements that offer a new reading of the towns and cities we travel through and the monuments and street furniture we pass by. For the Grand Depart, Cassandra is creating ten woolly bikes for a year-long trail connecting ten towns with the many knitters, crocheters and yarn-stormers that have taken part.

Drawing inspiration from iconic Yorkshire themes including the landscape of the Dales, Yorkshire’s textile mills, literary heroines and heroes, and the iconic flat cap, each bike gets a woolly makeover using local yarn. Most of the yarn is the produce of Yorkshire sheep, but one special batch comes from a collection of reclaimed saris. The transformed knitted vehicles will go on display in Sheffield this July, before they take up individual positions along the trail route.  

Workshops took place between January and June at festivals and venues across the region and were open to anyone with a basic ability of crocheting.

Click here for to find out how schools can get involved!

Photos

Check out the Woolly Bikes Flickr Gallery to see just what we've been up to!

Access Information - Sheffield Cathedral - Wheelchair accessible. For more information about access at Sheffield Cathedral, please visit their website www.sheffieldcathedral.org/worship/how-to-find-us-worship-services-porayer.php

Please also check out our access information film below...

This event took place on the following dates in 2014...

February
20
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - Create Cafe, Wakefield

Create Cafe, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2DD

Disabled AccessToilets
Disabled AccessToilets
February
22
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - Create Cafe, Wakefield

Create Cafe, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2DD

Disabled AccessToilets
Disabled AccessToilets
February
27
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop, York Designer Outlet

York Designer Outlet, St. Nicholas Avenue, York, North Yorkshire , YO19 4TA

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets

Session Times; 10.30am - 1pm & 1pm - 3.30pm

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets
March
12
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - West Yorkshire Playhouse

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7UP

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets

Session Times; 10.30am - 1pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets
March
19
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - West Yorkshire Playhouse

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7UP

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets

Session Times; 10.30am - 1pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets
March
25
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - The Carding Shed, Hepworth

The Carding Shed, Butt Lane, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire , HD9 1AF

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets

Session Times; 10.30 - 1pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets
March
26
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - The Carding Shed, Hepworth

The Carding Shed, Butt Lane, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire , HD9 1AF

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets

Session Times; 10.30 - 1pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets
April
09
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop, Lawrence Batley Theatre

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen St, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2SP

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets

Session Times; 10.30am - 1pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets
April
16
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop, Lawrence Batley Theatre

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen St, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2SP

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets

Session Times; 10.30am - 1pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets
April
24
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - Woodend Gallery Space

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets

Session Times; 11.30am - 2pm and 2pm- 4.30pm

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets
April
25
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - Woodend Gallery Space

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets

Session Times; 11.30am - 2pm and 2pm- 4.30pm

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets
May
27
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - Bronte Parsonage Museum

Bronte Parsonage Museum, Church St, Keighley , West Yorkshire, BD22 8DR

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets

Session Times; 10.30am - 1pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets
May
29
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - Bronte Parsonage Museum

Bronte Parsonage Museum, Church St, Keighley , West Yorkshire, BD22 8DR

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets

Session Times; 10.30am - 1pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

ParkingDisabled AccessToilets
May
31
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - Square Chapel

Square Chapel, 10 Square Rd, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QG

ParkingToilets

Session Times; 10.30 - 1pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

ParkingToilets
June
01
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - Square Chapel

Square Chapel, 10 Square Rd, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QG

ParkingToilets

Session Times; 10.30 - 1pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

ParkingToilets
June
03
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop, Sheffield Cathedral

Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1HA ‎


Session Times; 10.30am - 1pm amd 1pm - 3.30pm

June
08
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - Ribbon Circus

Ribbon Circus, 8 Albert St, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8AH

ParkingToilets

Session Times; 10.30am - 1pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

ParkingToilets
June
09
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop - Ribbon Circus

Ribbon Circus, 8 Albert St, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8AH

ParkingToilets

Session Times; 10.30am - 1pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

ParkingToilets
June
10
Woolly Bike Trail Workshop, Sheffield Cathedral

Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1HA ‎


Session Times; 10.30am - 1pm amd 1pm - 3.30pm

July
03

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August

03

Woolly Bike Trail Exhibition, Sheffield Cathedral

Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1HA ‎


Ticket info...

Adult
Free

Child
Free

OAP
Free

Book a place on a Woolly Bike workshop today! Visit yorkshirewoollybikes.co.uk.

Contact info...

Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, S1 1HA
http://www.yorkshireswoollybikes.co.uk

About the Artist...

Cassandra Kilbride

Between January & June 2012 Ossett Observer commissioned Cassandra to lead approximately 90 knitters and crocheters, to create a large yarn storm that encapsulated large swathes of Ossett Town Centre. This became the perfect back drop for the Flock to Ossett event. The project brought together many people who shared a hobby turned them in to artists and gave them a sense of ownership over the town in which they live.

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