York Rally 2017: 24-25th June

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bikepete
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Re: York Rally 2017: 24-25th June

Postby bikepete » 17 Jun 2017, 4:52pm

Just heard that we have 100 barriers coming so there should be plenty for the lightweights :-)

bikepete
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Re: York Rally 2017: 24-25th June

Postby bikepete » 17 Jun 2017, 4:58pm

Talks schedule is now complete! Volunteers always most welcome for next year, especially with touring talks...

Saturday: Talks

1 pm: Electric Bikes, with Q&A
Find out all about the new electric-assist technology with John
from the Electric Transport Shop in York. A tailwind for your bike!

2 pm: The Bishop of Selby
The Right Reverend Dr John Thomson, the Bishop of Selby, is
known as the "Biking Bishop". His talk is titled Bishop's Bike
Blessings!


5 pm: Chris Juden
Former CTC Technical Officer Chris Juden says: "The title of my
talk will be Choose Your Discipline! in which I will discourse on
how my mission during my time at the CTC was to provide some
much-needed balance against the domination of cycle sport in all
matters technical"

6 pm: Mark Waters
Experienced touring cyclist Mark Waters presents an illustrated
account of cycle touring in Ireland: An (almost) Irish End to End.

6:45 pm: Wheelbuilding demo, Q&A
Spa Cycles' master wheelbuilder Dave Gall demonstrates how
handbuilt wheels are made, and answers your wheelbuilding
questions.

Sunday: Talks

12 pm: "Fellowship through Cycling"
Cycling and political thought have a long history, and Charles Jepson will
explain more with an illustrated historic talk on the National Clarion Cycling
Club and the wider Clarion movement.

1 pm: "...on a bike called Reggie"
Author Andrew Sykes from Halifax will speak on his travels, and on his
writings in the form of the ...on a bike called Reggie series of cycle
touring books, covering his journeys criss-crossing Europe and beyond.
More at http://www.apsykes.com

2 pm: Electric Bikes, with Q&A
Find out all about the new electric-assist technology with John from the
Electric Transport Shop in York. A tailwind for your bike!

3 pm: Rough stuff recumbents
Chris from Inspired Cycle Engineering explains how recumbent 'fattrikes'
can be a new option for touring - even on extreme terrain

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Re: York Rally 2017: 24-25th June

Postby bikepacker » 21 Jun 2017, 4:24pm

Could someone tell me more about the event on Sunday evening called "Survivor's Gathering" for those of us who are staying over until Monday?
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pigman
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Re: York Rally 2017: 24-25th June

Postby pigman » 21 Jun 2017, 10:25pm

Just a quick navigational question. I'm planning to ride up on the Sunday- up the A19 to selby, then on the B road through Cawood. It's a good 25 years plus since I last did it. When I get to Fulford, do I have to ride into york and then back to the Knavesmire, as I did back then, or is there a shortcut over the river from Fulford? Every extra mile makes a difference these days and a return trip from Sheffield will be a long day out. I've optimistically budgeted for a 4 hour ride each way.

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Re: York Rally 2017: 24-25th June

Postby bikepacker » 21 Jun 2017, 10:46pm

There is a signed cycle route from Selby to York which passed the racecourse before getting into the city.
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bikepete
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Re: York Rally 2017: 24-25th June

Postby bikepete » 21 Jun 2017, 11:24pm

Bikepacker, the 'survivors gathering' was just intended to be something to maybe get people out of their tents/vans and mingling a bit - it was rained off last year but the idea was (in nice weather) people sitting around with beer/wine/cuppas, maybe some BBQs... completely informal...

Pigman, if you're coming in via Fulford you can cut direct across to the Knavesmire using the Millennium Bridge - turn left off Fulford Road just past Aldi/Iceland onto Maple Grove and then you can either cut though the back streets or use this more scenic route to get to the Knavesmire:

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7095145

Or, if you can join the York-Selby bike path at some point (Selby or Riccall maybe, or Naburn if you're coming via Cawood) then it's dead flat and straight most of the way (converted railway) and takes you right up to the Knavesmire - you cross the river on an old railway bridge near Naburn:

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7095150

EDIT - here's a slightly better map showing how to join the cycle route at Naburn but then cut through Bishopthorpe to shorten it even more.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7095152

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Re: York Rally 2017: 24-25th June

Postby pigman » 22 Jun 2017, 1:21pm

ok, thanks for your help both.
I'm not planning to use the cycle path too much - I'm on a mission and planning for a 15mph average, so prefer the roads.

I will get on the old railway @ Naburn to cross the river and then drop onto the road at Bishopthorpe and ride in.

If I make a mess of it, it'll be the millennium bridge from fulford.
I'm carrying no satnav, no map, need room for any purchases.

Looked at the website and glad to see there's a real ale tent booked.
Just needs the weather and some cracking grass track races

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Re: York Rally 2017: 24-25th June

Postby bikepacker » 22 Jun 2017, 2:00pm

If you decide you want a cuppa, look me up. My forum name will be on my tent and I will be in the lightweight section. That also goes for any forum member.
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