York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

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York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby bikepete » 1 Oct 2017, 4:43pm

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We're delighted to confirm that the 2018 York Rally will be taking place on the weekend of 23-24th June 2018!

It'll be back better than ever, with camping, rides, talks, trade, food, music, racing, auction, jumble and much more...

Campsite bookings are open now - book your pitch ASAP to enjoy the much-reduced super-earlybird prices, to be sited with your friends or clubmates, and to help support our planning!

This will be the fourth edition of the Rally run by the new all-volunteer team which revived the Rally in 2015 - huge thanks to all who have helped and supported this effort.

We're happy to report that the 2017 event was another safe and successful Rally! It was a good year for rides, racing (BSCA and cyclo-cross are both keen to come back in 2018) and talks (speakers including Chris Juden, Mark Waters, and the Biking Bishop of Selby), with the tent often packed out. Sadly two bikes were stolen overnight despite the security presence, although happily Graham Lawrance's beloved Bob Jackson has since been safely recovered. Financially, a significant dip in trade bookings was behind a small loss over the year, although this was safely covered by Rally reserves and fundraising efforts including the 2017 Sportive.

So for 2018, we need to work even harder to ensure that future Rallies are both succcessful and profitable - without making camping unaffordable, or compromising the open nature of the event by charging for entry.

As you'll see in the coming months, we're now working to bring in fundraising and sponsorship to help secure the Rally's future. We hope this will allow us to offer even more facilities and activities to all who attend the Rally and, we hope, attract ever more younger-generation participants. We'll do this while carefully safeguarding the Rally's unique, non-commercial character and all-volunteer ethos.

The first stage of this is a crowdfunding campaign on JustGiving - please do chip in if you can to support your Rally!

We'll keep everyone posted as plans develop, but for now, please do make sure you can make it to the Rally on the 23-24th June 2018 - and book your campsite pitch now!

Your all-volunteer York Rally team

As ever, all are most welcome at our next planning meeting (and AGM), which is on the 25th November 2017 at 10AM at the Church Hall of St Chad’s on the Knavesmire, Campleshon Road, York YO23 1EY. Please just let us know if you would like a lift from the railway station.
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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby Heltor Chasca » 1 Oct 2017, 6:15pm

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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby gaz » 28 Oct 2017, 6:15pm

Vote for York Rally to receive money from the Aviva Community Fund.
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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby bikepete » 29 Oct 2017, 5:47pm

Thanks Gaz, beat me to it.

Please help the York Rally by lending us your votes in the 2017 Aviva Community Fund competition! We're in with a good chance to win up to £5000 to make the 2018 York Rally extra-special: to find out more and to make it happen please just go to:

https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-992

where you can give us up to ten votes (the more the better!). You may have to register first if you haven't previously voted on the Aviva site.
Many thanks in advance - let's hope we win!
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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby Steady rider » 6 Nov 2017, 7:21pm

Perhaps a mini tour could be added to the Rally, start at York railway station on the Monday morning. Monday - Thursday camping at various locations and arrive back in York for Friday. Assuming cycle camping. People could have 6 days of rides, including the Saturday rides from the Rally. A suggested route sheet could be provided. It could be a mini tour for after the Rally if this suited more people, leaving on the Monday morning. This would allow for details to be displayed at the Rally and people join if they wish. May be worth a try for one or the other option.

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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby bikepete » 7 Nov 2017, 10:30am

A mini tour before or after the Rally sounds like a great idea - and definitely something the Rally would support and publicise.

A volunteer would just need to step forward to organise it... any takers?

I'll also mention it at our next planning meeting (and AGM), which is on the 25th November 2017 at 10AM at the Church Hall of St Chad’s on the Knavesmire, Campleshon Road, York YO23 1EY. Please just let us know if you would like a lift from the railway station. As ever, all are welcome, especially with new ideas like this!

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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby Steady rider » 7 Nov 2017, 11:13am

I will try to attend and offer to lead or help with the first mini tour. Hopefully a few others may be available to provide back up, gain experience if needed and enjoy the ride at the same time.

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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby bikepete » 14 Nov 2017, 9:21pm

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We’re delighted that the York Rally is now National Lottery funded!

The York Rally has been awarded a grant of £5000 as one of the Lottery-supported ‘good causes’. This money will help us to afford significant improvements to the facilities we can offer at the event, and allow us to further boost event safety.

In the award letter the Big Lottery Fund said: “Receiving this award is a mark of quality of the work you are doing in your community. Congratulations on your grant and thank you for all that you do to support your community. We wish you every success.”

Many thanks to York Rally volunteer fundraiser Sue for all of her hard work in applying for this funding – it’ll make a real difference to the 2018 and future Rallies!

Meanwhile fundraising continues: please do vote for us ASAP in the Aviva Community Awards – voting closes soon:
https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-992

And if you’d like to support us directly, we're running a campaign on Justgiving:
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/yorkcyclerally

All funds raised will be used wisely and purely to make the Rally better – our team are all unpaid volunteers!

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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby pete75 » 15 Nov 2017, 12:06pm

Heltor Chasca wrote:That pose...


Little lad in the orange top does it best.......

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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby bikepete » 11 Dec 2017, 9:18pm

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Forget the winter cold - look forward instead to a convivial summer on the York Rally campsite! And what better present could you give, to yourself or someone special, than a classic weekend of camping and cycling?

Book your pitch by the end of the year to enjoy the lowest possible "super-earlybird" prices, and we can site you with your friends or club-mates, too!

Book online now at: http://yorkrally.org/visitor-information/campsite-bookings/

We'll look forward to seeing you there!

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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby bikepete » 16 Dec 2017, 8:22pm

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Entries are invited for the York Rally Sportive 2018, our fourth York Rally fundraising Sportive! Our experienced all-volunteer team are looking forward to welcoming riders once again for a superb day of riding on a classic route into the North York Moors, starting from Wigginton on the northern outskirts of York.

See the event website at http://yorkrally.org/sportive/ for links to GPX and KML downloads, online and PDF maps, all the practical details, and to links to reports on our previous Sportives from many happy and well fed riders! Or visit our Facebook event page...

You can enter online or by post via British Cycling: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/168077/York-Rally-Sportive and if spaces remain, there'll also be entry on the day too.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby bikepete » 2 Apr 2018, 11:07pm

Apologies - bit of a gap since the last update! So it's time for an eight-point Rally update!

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The next York Rally is coming up fast on the 23-24th June 2018 – and even sooner is our fundraising Sportive, on Sunday the 29th April.

As ever, the all-volunteer team have been working hard behind the scenes on several aspects of the Rally, so with apologies for a rather long-overdue update, here goes:

(1) Activities for children

Non-racing activities for younger visitors have always been a tricky one at recent Rallies. We’re delighted that for 2018, there’ll be new children’s activities though the weekend from local environment charity, the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, along with the team from iTravel York who work to encourage active travel in the city. We’ll have more details of both in the next newsletter.


(2) Saddlebag Sale – your donations welcome!

Need to de-clutter your cycling collection? Table bookings are open now for the Saddlebag Sale cycle jumble on Sunday – and this year we’ll also be setting aside a table for your donations, to be sold to raise funds for the Rally. Bikes, parts and accessories all welcome – you can leave them with us in HQ. Anything unsold will go to Bike in Need, a local organisation who provide bikes, panniers and locks to newly arrived refugees. We’ve also made a few small changes to the logistics of the sale – see the Saddlebag Sale page on the website for all the details.


(3) Shimano’s sponsorship

Many thanks to Shimano for providing several thousand metres of barrier tape for us to use at the Rally! This’ll be ideal for marking out the racing: once again the Rally’s hosting the British Schools Cycling Association’s National Grasstrack Championships, and a round of the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Summer Series. So plenty to watch and take part in!


(4) The Bishop is booked!

We’re delighted that Bishop John, the “Cycling Bishop” of Selby, has kindly agreed to join Rallygoers who attend the service on Sunday morning at St Matthews’, Naburn. There’s a traffic-free led ride over to the service from the Rally. See the website for full details!


(5) Badge design – seeking an artist!

Do we have any artists or graphic designers out there? We need a new design for the 2018 York Rally badge – and none of us on the committee have the artistic knack! Inspiration could perhaps be found from previous badges which you can see on the merchandise page – and if you could help, please just email us on info@yorkrally.org


(6) Fundraising Sportive – Sunday April 29th

Last call for the Sportive! We can always use more riders, and a few more volunteers would also be great! To sign up to ride, visit the Sportive web page, and if you’re free on that Sunday to volunteer, at HQ in Haxby or out on the course, please call organiser Pete Dunn on 07740 171 252. All funds raised go to support the Rally!


(7) Campsite – just a month left of earlybird rates!


There’s just a month left for reduced-price earlybird campsite bookings: bookings are open now, online or by post. Please do book in early, as it really helps our finances and planning – and saves you money!


(8) Next meeting, first aid, GDPR, more music…


And a few smaller items:


(a) As ever, all are very welcome at our next planning meeting, which is on the 12th May 2018 at 10AM at the Church Hall of St Chad’s on the Knavesmire, Campleshon Road, York YO23 1EY. Please just let us know if you would like a lift from the railway station. After the meeting we’ll have a first aid refresher session, to remind us of the course many of us attended last year. All are welcome for this, too.

(b) General Data Protection Regulations. We’re reviewing the data we hold and our procedures to keep it secure, in line with these new regulations. We’ll have a new privacy policy on the website soon. Please be assured we only use your data for York Rally purposes, and never pass it to third parties.

(c) We’ve booked long-standing folk band The Foresters for Saturday night, as usual, but we’ll also have sessions during the day on Saturday from The Sonics, a ’50s rock and roll band comprising three keen cyclists. You can watch some sample songs on their Facebook page!


That’s all for now – thanks for your attention! We’ll be back with more soon…

Your all-volunteer York Rally team

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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby brynpoeth » 4 Apr 2018, 12:50am

Are the children's helmets fitted correctly?
Are helmets compulsory?
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott
We love safety cameras & STOP signs

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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby bikepete » 4 Apr 2018, 8:36am

Helmets are compulsory for the racing events at the Rally (not our rules), otherwise they are definitely not compulsory.
Fit of childrens' helmets is a matter for their parents.

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Re: York Rally 2018: 23-24th June

Postby Steady rider » 4 Apr 2018, 12:48pm

A presentation on the issue of cycle helmets may be worthwhile including. There is some interesting finding emerging over the last couple of years.

I live near York and could give a presentation.
Three paper I wrote are;

Clarke, CF, Evaluation of New Zealand’s bicycle law, NZMJ 10 February 2012, Vol 125 No 1349
http://www.cycle-helmets.com/nz-clarke-2012.pdf

Evaluation of Australia's bicycle helmet laws, The Sports Science Summit, O2 venue London UK
http://www.cycle-helmets.com/au-assessment-2015.pdf

Weaknesses with a meta-analysis approach to assessing cycle helmets. Feb 2017 http://worldtransportjournal.com/wp-con ... eb-opt.pdf

Other information may be published shortly and I think would be of interest to cyclists.