The new web site must be getting a certain abount of readership from beyond the circle of the WW membership, because I’ve received the following request to publicise a charity ride:
“On july14th/15th myself and my colleague Dave are cycling from Howden to Seascale and back for two charities magic moments for autistic kids and Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, we have called our event 350 miles of madness on Facebook and wondered if you could ask your members to like and share the page so we can raise as much as possible , I did the three swans sportive last year which gave me the fundraising bug and any hep you can give to spread the word about our ride would be fantastic”
Thanks to Andrew Richardson for this:
A new cyclists’ café is opening in Buttercrambe on Saturday 10th February. Coming from Buttercrambe Bridge towards York there is a shelter on the left. You turn left just after that into Fold Court. It is called VIA York.
Those of you who like statistics might like to glance at this nicely presented survey of cycling near misses in London.
It turns out, that it would be, on average, 400 years before a regular UK commuting cyclist would experience death or a serious injury. In contrast, s/he is likely to experience a ‘very scary’ incident once every week (this is London!) So they surveyed near misses to get more data, like they do for flight safety analyses.
The same lady has done some interesting work on how to influence cycling policy see the video on her website here.
As announced at the Christmas Lunch, the result of Wednesday Wheelers’ vote for Ride of the Year is:
1st Phil Marsham 21st June Holme-on-Spalding-Moor & Humber Bridge
2nd Dave Bean 27th Sept Kilnwick Percy & Fridaythorpe
3rd= Garry Millard 31st May Pocklington & Beverley
3rd= Patrick Hollier 30th August Wetherby & Fewston
As announced at the Christmas Lunch, the result of Wednesday Wheelers’ vote for Café of the Year is:
1st Selby Garden Centre Café, Osgodby
2nd Seaways Café, Fridaythorpe
3rd= Peaks Coffee Shop, Allerthorpe
3rd= Spellow’s Café / Warrens Cafe, Rabbit Hill
I will bring a pack of these In Case of Emergency cards to the Christmas Lunch next week. Hope you like the colour, I was going for a medical theme.
The idea is that you fill it in and have it with you when you cycle with us. Put it in your saddle bag, tool kit or wallet. The main thing is that it is always with you when you cycle. If you would like one for each of your bikes just ask – well within reason! I know how many bikes some of you have.
You may remember one Wednesday morning in June, in Exhibition Square, Nick Folkard handing out leaflets encouraging us to sign up to the Bike Week Pledge. I did, and I won the first prize, which was a bike to the value of £600 from Halfords. Hmm.
I found that Halfords didn’t actually have anything at that price that I was terribly interested in having, only similar – and if anything, poorer – versions of things I already have, and they wouldn’t let me chip in to upgrade from £600. I decided to donate my prize to my partner, Claire, who has been aspiring to her first “proper” road bike in anticipation of becoming a Wednesday Wheeler herself in three or four years. Thanks to Halfords’s end-of-season reductions, we even managed to get something quite nice: a Boardman Road Comp