Olympic cycling champion Dani King is to test out a new a new bike route in Leicestershire next month. Cyclists are being invited to join Dani, a gold medalist from last year's London's games, on the Connect2 off-road cycleway in Birstall. The free event, organised by Leicestershire County Council, takes place from 3.45pm to 5pm on Tuesday July 2. It starts from Birstall's White Horse pub in White Horse Lane. The ride is open to people of all ages and children must be accompanied by an adult. County Hall's cabinet member for transport Councillor Peter Osborne, said: "What better guide for our new Connect2 cycleway than Olympic star Dani King? "She's inspiring many of us to get our bikes out, for fitness and fun." The 22-year-old Olympic and world champion is returning to Leicestershire after visiting Stephenson College in Coalville recently to promote cycling. Booking for the Birstall event is advisable. Email ETDCentraladmin@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 3179.
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