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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.

Wednesday 28th February: Rides Cancelled

The Met Office are forecasting several hours of heavy snow in the morning and into early afternoon, coupled with temperatures well below freezing, for areas including York, Ripon and the Malton area.  In view of this, the leaders of both Ride 1 (me) and Ride 2 (Andrew Richardson) have decided to cancel their scheduled rides.

Individuals are free to ride if they wish.  The route published for Ride 1 sticks to roads advertised as being treated, other than Waterside, Knaresborough.  That is no guarantee that they will all have been treated on the day or that the treatment will have been sufficient to keep them safe for cycling.

Proposal to ban cycling on road west of Hull

From Ian Hagyard:

Could you put this link onto the website as if this proposal by Highways goes through it really could become the thin end of the wedge for many roads banning cyclists.

This is on the Cycling UK weekly emails, and they’ve made it easy for you lodge an objection with a standard letter template.