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Free Love and Socialism Cycle Ride

Fri 17 Jun 2011, start 6.30pm meet at Barkers Pool, S1 2HB

On the longest Friday of the year, Friday Night Ride (FNR) will be kicking off Bike Week for CycleSheffield. The theme of this ride is Free Love and Socialism: a ride to see the Millthorpe house where Edward Carpenter (nationally and internationally renowned radical, socialist activist, writer and thinker, advocate of free love, early gay activist, 'bohemian' and sandalmaker) lived from the 1880s to the 1920s.Wear some sandals; the other stuff is optional! It's FNR's 3rd birthday so bubbly and snacks too. Pub stop at Millthorpe or thereabouts. More info: www.edwardcarpenter.net. There is a campaign to raise funds to put up a memorial/statue in Sheffield in recognition of Carpenter and his work and influence: www.friendsofedwardcarpenter.co.uk and Sheila Rowbotham: 'Edward Carpenter: a life of liberty and love' London, Verso 2008 and David Price: 'Sheffield Troublemakers: Rebels and Radicals in Sheffield History' Chichester, Phillimore 2008 - both in the Central Library.Friday Night RideRoute MapMore details on this ride

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