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Volunteers wanted for York Rally ride, 23 June

From Andrew Richardson

I have agreed to lead a D ride from York Rally on Saturday 23rd June. I have asked for this to be listed as a ride with York Wednesday Wheelers, with me as leader. I believe that the start time is at 9.10 from the Rally Headquarters on the Knavesmire.

The ride will be about 37 miles with a coffee stop in Stamford Bridge (there are several coffee shops now) after about 25 miles. Back by lunchtime.

It would be good if a few Wheelers were to join us, and I would appreciate a couple of volunteers to act as a ‘tail end Charlie’ and a second leader if the group is too big, and needs to be split. Please let me know if you are willing to help. I will supply you with the route in advance, but basically it is as below:

Outward route via Millennium Bridge, Walmgate Stray, Osbaldwick, Murton, Warthill, Upper Helmsley, Buttercrambe, Skirpenbeck, Bugthorpe, Youlthorpe, Gowthorpe, Full Sutton, Stamford Bridge (where there are a number of options for coffee).
Return via Route 66 to Dunnington, Murton, Osbaldwick, the cyclepath to James St then cutting through to Blue Bridge Lane and the riverside back to Millennium Bridge.

100k/300k Audax, Saturday 12th May and Coxwold Cyclists’ Service Sunday 13th May

Two great events in one weekend:

Coxwold and audax notice May 2018.pdf

Saturday 12th May: 300km/100km Audax Rides. Start from Wigginton at 5am/10am respectively.  See details at or contact Keith Benton (01904 769378) for more information.

Sunday 13th May: This is one of the last remaining annual cyclists’ services, commemorating cyclists who gave their lives in the wars. This is usually well attended by cyclists from West and East Yorkshire and Teesside, as well as those from York and North Yorkshire.
Meet in the Coxwold Village Hall any time after 11am where a great spread of food will be available. The (short) service starts at 1.30pm, and further refreshments will be available in the Village Hall afterwards.
See or contact Judy Webb (01904 761112) for more information.

Temporary Closure of NCN65/66 Between Sim Balk Lane and the “Sun”

Sent out today by Andy Vose, CoYC Cycling and Walking Officer. See map below for the stretch affected, in red:


Apologies for the very late notice. I only found out this morning the exact dates and times when A-one+ are planning their closures of the section of the TPT / NCN65(&66) which runs parallel with the A64 between the Sun sculpture and Sim Balk Lane Bridge. They need to close the path at certain times on certain days to undertake some ditch clearance works and clearing back some vegetation which is affecting the operation of the drainage ditch. Please note they are not proposing to do anything with the root-damaged path surface at this point but have agreed to look at this as a separate maintenance scheme since we managed to point out to them that the path is on their land. The work in the vicinity is programmed to start on 3rd April and finish on 27th April. The closures will mostly be taking place during the evenings starting at 2000hrs and reopening at 0800hrs but they have also indicated that they will need to undertake some daytime work therefore will need to close the path between 0930hrs and 1530hrs on the 16th to 20th April and 23rd to 27th April. Please note that on some of the dates they will only be working on the A64 itself adjacent to the path so it may be possible to keep the path open, there may also be times when it is possible to marshal path users through the works area without them having to divert. They will only be working Monday to Friday. I’ve tried to summarise the closures below to simplify the situation

Date Times Path Closure in Place
3rd April* 2000hrs to 0800hrs
4th April* 2000hrs to 0800hrs
5th April* 2000hrs to 0800hrs
6th April* 2000hrs to 0800hrs
9th April 2000hrs to 0800hrs
10th April 2000hrs to 0800hrs
11th April 2000hrs to 0800hrs
12th April 2000hrs to 0800hrs
13th April 2000hrs to 0800hrs
16th April 0930hrs to 1530hrs and 2000hrs to 0800hrs
17th April 0930hrs to 1530hrs and 2000hrs to 0800hrs
18th April 0930hrs to 1530hrs and 2000hrs to 0800hrs
19th April 0930hrs to 1530hrs and 2000hrs to 0800hrs
20th April 0930hrs to 1530hrs and 2000hrs to 0800hrs
23rd April 0930hrs to 1530hrs and 2000hrs to 0800hrs
24th April 0930hrs to 1530hrs and 2000hrs to 0800hrs
25th April 0930hrs to 1530hrs and 2000hrs to 0800hrs
26th April 0930hrs to 1530hrs and 2000hrs to 0800hrs
27th April 0930hrs to 1530hrs and 2000hrs to 0800hrs
*The works will be taking place on the adjacent A64 but may affect the path sometimes. If the path won’t be affected it will stay open. They have agreed to marshal path users through the works area when it is safe to do so i.e. when they are jetting out the culvert. I have attached the diversion route plan and their signing proposals. Can you please spread the word amongst the various cycling communities to save anyone being unduly inconvenienced by the works. I’m afraid we didn’t have any say over the timing of the works which coincide with the Easter holiday period.