Sunday, May 29, 2005

"York Rally" is the biggest cycle festival in the UK.

Some of you may be aware of the York Rally, billed as the "biggest cycle festival in the UK". This year's takes place on June 25 and 26 on York Racecourse.

  • Over Fifty Exhibitors and Traders
  • Lots of HPV's, tandems, mtb, tourers, freight bikes, trailers to view or try out
  • Racing heats and finals and a chance for youngsters to try their skills on the track.
  • Cycle rides for all abilities - view pics from the 2004 family ride
  • Like-a-bike Challenge for 3 to 6 year olds
  • Cyclists Service at the Central Methodist Church
  • Grand parade of two thousand through York to the showground
  • Jubilee G8 Bike Rides - MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Rickshaw
  • UK Emergency Services Cycling Conference and Bike Handling Display
  • Jo Baxter and the Unicycle Display Team
  • Mike Healey's Skills Training Arena for kids and teens
  • Bygone Bikes' Display of Historical and Classic Cycles
  • Thousands of campsites on the showground
  • Entertainments
  • Santana Challenge Charity Treasure Hunt
  • Company of Cyclists Bike try-Out Roadshow
  • Free Arena Events
  • Large Covered Restaurant
  • Children's Entertainments including Bo-Clown and York Woodcraft Folk
  • Huge Auction of Bikes & Equipment

And its run by volunteers so events are FREE

If anyone is thinking of taking a car there, one cyclist in Darlington, Robert Dixon, is looking for a lift to bring back any bits and pieces that he buys on the day (there's loads of second hand bike parts sold on the weekend), and has approached the Cycling Campaign for help. If anyone can help him with a lift, please phone him direct on 07949 405236.
More details about the York Rally at

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