Liverpool breeze to champion status with British Cycling
IN what can only be
described as the most exciting year the UK has ever seen, British
Cycling's Breeze Network is on the hunt for inspirational women to
become the next generation of Breeze champions in Liverpool.
The Breeze network empowers women to change the face of cycling for
good and leave a lasting legacy. Led by women for women, Breeze
relies on a hugely important group of volunteer champions to make
this programme come to life. Breeze champions will help other women
enjoy the fun, fresh air and freedom offered by bikes rides. There
is no need to be a cycling expert; just be confident on a bike and
keen to help others.
If there are any enthusiastic women out there who want to bring out
the exciting, friendly and sociable elements of bike rides; Breeze
has just the thing. This Ride Leader Award empowers and supports
women to lead and deliver women-only bike rides in their local area
and shares tips and advice on all practical aspects of a ride.
What:- Breeze Champion Training Course
Where:- Brunswick Room, Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank
Lane, Liverpool, L17 1AG.
When:- Saturday, 16 June 2012
Time:- 08:45to 17:30 Cost:-
Natalie Justice, Breeze Network Project Manager for British Cycling,
said:- "We are so excited about this course and can't wait to
meet some fabulous people who'll encourage local women to get on
their bike and have fun. There really is no better time to be
helping women get on a bike, so what are you waiting for? Go to the
website and find out more."
After completing the award and receiving their fabulous free Breeze
kit and British Cycling Ride membership, the Breeze champions will
be able to deliver their bike rides. The great thing about this
network is that women don't have to lead alone. Add an extra dose of
girl power and team up with a friend to become Breeze buddies and
deliver the ride together. The opportunities are endless.
There are still spaces available, so register to guarantee
your place. It's a fun one day ride leadership course where women
will meet fellow champions and the best thing about the course is
that it's absolutely free. So, on your bike, get set, go to:-
fill out an application form right now.
PROCESS FOR NEW LOCAL TV CHANNEL LAUNCHED
LIVERPOOL is on track to
get its own local TV station, as bidding opened for operators to win
the licences to run the new services.
Liverpool is one of the first 21 areas across to the UK to be given
the opportunity to launch its own local TV station, under Government
plans to set up a new network of town and city-based television
channels. Ofcom is now inviting companies to bid for a licence to
run the new service, which is expected to launch on air as early as
next year. The idea was tried once before with Liverpool
One, but failed in a very short time after it was launched by the
Liverpool Echo, so it will be interesting to see how this goes.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media, Olympics and Sport Jeremy
Hunt said:- "I hope to see some really exciting bids in
Liverpool for its new local TV channel. Local TV will not only
create jobs but it will also provide communities with news and
content that is relevant to their daily lives."
Potential operators now have until 13 August 2012, to apply to Ofcom for a
licence. Ofcom will award the licence based on a set of criteria
including: provision of local news and current affairs; proposals
for programmes; planned launch date; and viability of the business
Liverpool was selected as just 1 of the first 21 areas, based on having
sufficient levels of interest from potential operators and being
technically capable of receiving a local TV service.
Ofcom is also seeking applicants to hold a local TV multiplex
licence, with the winning applicant responsible for providing the
broadcast infrastructure for local TV services. The competition for
the multiplex licence is open to both commercial and not-for-profit
bids. The holder of the multiplex licence will have to promote local
TV and offer good quality coverage and transmission. It cannot
recover carriage costs greater than the costs of transmission from
each local TV service. The full list of 21 towns and cities
Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton & Hove, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh,
Glasgow, Grimsby, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle,
Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Preston, Sheffield,
Southampton and Swansea.
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