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Help Shape the Future of York’s Transport

You have until the end of September to give your views on transport in York.  York Civic Trust has just launched city-wide transport consultation to find out what residents and commuters think are the key issues in York and how to tackle them. See the poster below for more details.

Clickable links to the surveys are here.

TransportSurvey

For Sale: Giant Revolt 1 gravel bike

Murray Walsh-Banks has this for sale.

MWB_Gravel

Converted to Flat Bar. Medium Frame. 48cm from top of seat tube to middle of crank. My wife is 5’9” and it fits perfect. Plenty of movement to move seat post up or down. Make a very good commuting bike. Weight Approx 10.5kg .

I have one of these and use it as my touring bike. Great all round bike

Tiagra Brakes/Shifters

Spyre Cable pull disc brakes.

11-34 Cassette.

48/34 Chainrings

Boardman Flat Bars and Boardman seat.

Bosses to fit rack.

Runs on Schwalbe Land Cruiser Plus 35c tyres

Full mudguards fitted with plenty of clearance.

Few marks here and there but nothing major. (Have shown biggest on photo)

One set of bottle cage bolts on the downtube can’t be used due to threads being stripped.

Further photos: MWB_Gravel

For Sale: Planet X Pro Carbon

PLANET X Pro Carbon bike size about a 54cm (as pictured it is set up for
a 5foot 10inch rider so will probably fit a couple of inches either way)
Bike has full Ultegra 6800 group set (so 11 speed)
Full spec. from Tom Morton  Email tomjunelowprofile@hotmail.com
Tom is a member of Ryedale WW but advancing years has meant that the
bike has had VERY little use  Cost last year was £1100 so here is a
chance to grab a nearly brand new bike that is all kitted up with
computer SPDs etc
TomsPXProCarbon

York Rally Ride by YWW

From Andrew Richardson:
As last year, Wednesday Wheelers are organising a ride at York Rally on Saturday 22 June. I am leading the ride, using the same route as last year. However, this year, there is no ‘C ride’, so we could have more riders this time. It is being billed as a ‘Classic Ride’ and starts at 9.10 on the Knavesmire. The ride will return to the Knavesmire by 2pm at the latest, and there will be a coffee stop in Stamford Bridge.
If any members would like to come along to help guide the ‘visitors’ around the lanes, please let me know. I can send a copy of the route to you in advance.
Contact Andrew at: andrich@hotmail.co.uk

“Short Term” Closure of Terry Avenue

The Environment Agency, in planning flood-prevention works has submitted a planning application that involves the closure of Terry Avenue – for 18 months!  I rather suspect that this plan has been formulated by someone in an office far from York, who knows nothing about York and almost certainly nothing about cyclists and cycling, and has simply settled on the easiest, most obvious answer to a problem. Their alternative route for cyclists involves Skeldergate Bridge, New Walk and – depending on the direction of travel – St George’s Field car park or Tower Gardens . This is intimidating, excessively long, and actually quite technically difficult in places for some users (I’ve seen at least one person doing the school run along Terry Avenue with kids in a Bakfiets; I wouldn’t want to try riding one of those over Blue Bridge). I think it’s also questionable whether some parts of that route, such as Tower Gardens, can safely cope with such a big increase in cycle traffic.

More details: https://yorkcyclecampaign.bike/2019/05/17/terryavenueclosure/

The planning application, where you can object.

The petition covered in today’s Press should be available to sign at Cycle Heaven from tomorrow (Wednesday 22nd May).

York Rally Ride

Please see the notice below from Andrew Richardson:

I have agreed to lead the same ride as last year at York Rally, on behalf of Wednesday Wheelers.  The date is Saturday 22 June. It would be good if I could again have a few volunteers to help in case we get large numbers. A back marker/ leader if we have to split the group would be good. I am assuming that the start time will be 9.10 as last year from the Knavesmire, but I will confirm it later. We will be back by lunchtime.

This is the route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27667022