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image for Talk item typeBikeology at The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre

Talk, Fri 17 Nov 2017, £21

The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre

The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre

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Journalist, television presenter and best-selling author Ned Boulting is back this Autumn with his acclaimed ride through the world of Bikeology, featuring brand new tales from life in the cycling lane, as well as the inside scoop from Ned’s time at the 2017 Tour de France.

What drives the cyclist (apart from a sturdy, well-oiled chain) to such ecstasies of endurance? What curious, deep-rooted passions are aroused by the sight of a simple pair of padded shorts? And what on earth is a derailleur?

From the humble commuter to the winner of the Tour de France, Boulting takes an off-centre look at what it means to ride abike, drawing on his own underwhelming adventures in the saddle to his fourteen summers spent hurtling around France in pursuit of the sport’s biggest names including no less than Cavendish, Wiggins, Froome and of course Armstrong.

A breakneck descent through the history of the sport followed by a lung-bursting climb into the present day - all two-wheeled life is here. Keep your wits about you, as you might find yourself up on stage to compete in Ned’s search for the nation’s Number 1 Bikeologist!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Parking - Just past Alacrity (on your left as you pass the barrier) there is a small Pay and Display car park (which starts at £1 for up to 3 hours)but is free after 6.30pm. The next closest car park is the Kingsway Centre, you need to drive back out onto Kingsway (main road) and go past the Newport Centre on your right and then take the next turning on the right, which leads around the bend and the approach to the car park. The family and disabled spaces are located on every floor with lift access. It is free for the first 2 hours and £2 for 2-5 hours and £1 for all evening after 6pm. It is a short flat five minute walk from the car park to the venue. *TIP: Cross the road at the first set of traffic lights, for an easier and quicker crossing!

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 17 Nov 2017 19:30

Prices

Tickets £21.00.

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Thu 28 - Sat 30 Sep Not About Heroes
Fri 29 Sep Comedy Shed

Contact

Box Office

01633 656757

Address

Kingsway,
Newport,
South Wales,
NP20 1HG

Location

Directions

Plan route to The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 313881  Lat: 51.58760 Long: -2.99291

From M4 (Junction 26) follow the signs for the city centre along Malpas Road (A4051), under the flyover and along Kingsway. The Riverfront is on your left hand side.

Public Transport - The Riverfront is located opposite the main bus station and is ten minutes walk away from the train station. For more
information on public transport just call Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33 or check out their website www.traveline.org.uk

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Newport station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets

Parking - Just past Alacrity (on your left as you pass the barrier) there is a small Pay and Display car park (which starts at £1 for up to 3 hours)but is free after 6.30pm. The next closest car park is the Kingsway Centre, you need to drive back out onto Kingsway (main road) and go past the Newport Centre on your right and then take the next turning on the right, which leads around the bend and the approach to the car park. The family and disabled spaces are located on every floor with lift access. It is free for the first 2 hours and £2 for 2-5 hours and £1 for all evening after 6pm. It is a short flat five minute walk from the car park to the venue. *TIP: Cross the road at the first set of traffic lights, for an easier and quicker crossing!