Annual General Meeting

As a result of covid restrictions, the club AGM is long overdue, having last been held in October 2019. The AGM will be held on Wednesday 18th August at York Cricket Club, Clifton Park, Shipton Road York YO30 5RE. Several committee posts are falling vacant and replacements are required.

For full details see the York Wednesday Wheelers Forum

SOLD: Specialized Allez Sport

Received from Andrew Richardson:

Due to a debilitating illness  a former colleague of mine can no longer ride and wishes to sell his bike. York area.Specialised Alley Sport road bike. Cost £600+, asking £300. Hardly used. Never been out in the rain. 27 speed carbon forks. See pictures. 

If interested please contact me and I’ll put you in touch. Andrew Richardson 07972012520

Petition: Tougher sentences for hit-and-run drivers

Currently, drivers who are involved in a serious collision in which they think they may be at fault have an incentive to flee the scene. The maximum penalty for failure to stop after an incident is points and a 6-month custodial sentence. Causing death by careless/dangerous driving is between 5-14 yrs.

This petition – – calls for that anomaly to be righted.

NYCC Photo + Caption Competition

The photographers among the Wednesday Wheelers may be interested in the invitation below:

Dear Group,

We wondered if you would be interested in taking part in our new competition.

The Travel Reaction photography caption competition is being run by North Yorkshire County Council’s sustainable travel team. Entrants are asked to take a photograph of something related to environmentally friendly travel and add an amusing or thought-provoking caption.

Entries will be judged by a panel of County Council representatives on originality, creativity and how well they fit the brief. The winner will receive a £100 shopping voucher, with second and third place receiving £75 and £50 vouchers respectively. All winning entries will be framed and showcased in a sustainable art exhibition at County Hall.

Photographers have until Friday, 25 September 2020, to email their photograph and caption to The caption can be included in the email. It does not need to be added to the photo.

Entrants must provide their name, address, phone number and email address. Photographs must be taken by the entrant and should be a high-resolution file, preferably JPEG or PDF. By entering, people consent to allow use of their photograph and caption on social media and in other publicity.

Please see the attached poster [Caption Competition poster] for more details.

Kind regards,

Caron Twamley

Sustainable Travel Project Officer

Road Safety and Active Travel | North Yorkshire County Council  | Business and Environmental Services | Highways Area 4 | Kirbymisperton/Malton  | YO17 6BG | Tel: 01609 798388 Mob: 07792985508 |email:


Free: Phone Case – use your smartphone as a satnav

Turn smart phone into a satnav

Free to a good home, doesn’t work with my tricycle

Mounts on crossbar with three straps. Takes large and small smart phones.  Room in case for battery and other useful bits and pieces.

Install a route planning app such as Komoot and you are in business. 

Contact Andrew Monk

07919 618306

Aldwark Bridge Closure

Aldwark Bridge closed for repairs yesterday (15/06/2020) for approximately 8 days. It has been suggested that cyclists may still be able to cross at times, but apparently this wasn’t the case on the first day of the closure.

If you need to cross the river here, a footpath of about 1km length on the west bank of the Ouse links Aldwark bridge to a footbridge over the river, bringing you out in Aldwark village, on the bend near the church.

The footpath doesn’t appear on some past OS editions, but is on the current map.

Facilities in Easingwold

Louise Chamings observed the following useful facilities were available in Easingwold on Thursday, which may be of use to Wheelers:

  • The Olive Branch cafe was open for takeaways.
  • Thomas the bakers was open
  • There was also little coffee van in the square.
  • The Co-op, as expected is open but closes for an hour some days mid-morning for restocking.
  • The most surprising thing and one which particularly the female Wheelers might like to know is that the toilets in the square were open with good handwashing facilities too !

Hagg Bridge Closure: Update

Further to the previous post on the closure of Hagg Bridge, Storwood here’s an update from Peter Holyoake:

I rode across the bridge today and it seems that they are keeping a section open for pedestrians and cyclists. Contractors are erecting scaffolding on the South side.

Incidentally, the road from Melbourne to Thornton is shown as closed. Once again, it is passable to pedestrians and cyclists.


Status of York Bike Shops

Whilst bike shops have, quite correctly, been identified as a key service and so are permitted to open under current restrictions, you may have noticed that some have decided not to open.  Others are opening but with restricted hours.  If you need spares or a repair, save an unproductive trip by consulting this list put together by York Cycle Campaign.