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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

 

Coxwold Cyclists’ Service – 12th May

The 93rd Coxwold Cyclists’ service takes place this coming Sunday, 12th May at 1.30 p.m. at St Michael’s Church in Coxwold. This (short) very beautiful service was set up to commemorate the fallen of the First World War, but also to celebrate the joy and fellowship of cycling.  It has taken place every year since 1927. All are welcome – those of any faith or none. Even if you don’t want to join us at the service, please come and eat sandwiches and cake at Coxwold Village Hall from 11.30 onwards – the local Women’s Institute raises funds by selling us their lovely home made food.

Tour de Yorkshire Places

Good morning,

My name is Aaron and I’m getting in touch from the RAF Benevolent Fund – an organisation that supports the RAF Family with emotional, practical and financial welfare support.

We’re celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2019 and as such we’re involved with a number of events in Yorkshire. Most notably the Tour de Yorkshire next weekend.

We have a small number of places left in the team and I’m emailing to find out whether you have anyone in the club keen to take part. The deadline for registering to ride with the RAF Benevolent Fund is Tuesday 30th May and as places are limited, it will be first come first served. It’s a really exciting time to be involved and what better way than to ride through the county of Yorkshire.

It’s only £25 to register and all we ask is that each rider can raise a minimum of £175. In return we will kit you out with one of our exclusive centenary cycling jersey.

More info and to register, head to our Tour de Yorkshire webpage – https://www.rafbf.org/event/tour-de-yorkshire-ride

We look forward to welcoming you to the team!

Best wishes,

Aaron Tillyer

Regional Fundraiser, North

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Bldg 328W, RAFC Cranwell, Sleaford, NG34 8HB

www.rafbf.org

M: 07841 027494 | E: aaron.tillyer@rafbf.org.uk

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