Explore some of the stories in our Michael Morpurgo exhibition…
Rapha Leeds Pop-Up Clubhouse
11 Apr 2019 - 19 May 2019
This spring Rapha arrives in the very heart of Yorkshire, with a pop-up Clubhouse in Leeds city centre.
The Rapha Leeds Pop-Up marks our inaugural bricks-and-mortar presence in the City and celebrates Yorkshire’s long association with, and love for, cycling. This is a region that has cycling in its blood, thanks to miles of quiet and challenging lanes that criss-cross the Yorkshire Dales. Yorkshire was the birthplace of cycling legend Brian Robinson, who became the first British rider to finish the Tour de France in 1955 - the first of a succession of achievements. Brian’s phenomenal impact on cycle racing ripples through to the present day and in part led to Yorkshire being chosen as the setting for the UK Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France, which, incidentally, was hosted in Leeds.
The pop-up will be located in the popular and picturesque Victoria Quarter Shopping Centre and will offer our trademark mix of great food and coffee, a fully-stocked boutique of Rapha products and a calendar of events unique to the venue.
The Pop-Up will be open for a month from April 11th to May 19th, a period which will coincide with the Tour de Yorkshire between May 2nd and 5th. It marks the beginning of a season of Yorkshire-focused initiatives which will continue through to the World Championships in September.
A series of Rapha Rides has been planned to run through the duration of the Leeds Pop-Up, and will use the Clubhouse as a base. Rapha provides weekend rides and events to celebrate, including an opening party on April 12th, a 75km group ride suitable for all riders on the 13th and a ‘Yorkshire Classic Reconnaissance’ ride which will tackle the Queen stage of the Tour de Yorkshire, also known as the Yorkshire Classic, a few days ahead of the pros.
The Leeds pop-up will also feature a full range of Rapha products available to buy, talks, screenings and guest appearances by pro riders, group rides and events and Rapha’s signature cycle-focused food and coffee.
Leeds Pop-Up at a glance
Opening 11th April - 19th May
Address: 9-11 King Edward St, Leeds LS1 6AX, United Kingdom
Opening times: Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.
- Family friendly
The Leeds Inspired website lists thousands of events happening in Leeds every year. You’ll find gigs, exhibitions, dance,…
Leeds Inspired manages two grant schemes to support arts events and projects in Leeds. Since April 2012 we…
Leeds Inspired grants have supported hundreds of projects, read about some of them here...