York Rally 2019: 22-23 June

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bikepete
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York Rally 2019: 22-23 June

Postby bikepete » 29 Jul 2018, 6:58pm

Just a note that the as-yet provisional dates for the York Rally 2019 are 22-23 June 2019. Those dates are unlikely to change, but we can't confirm completely until the horse racing calendar is released.

We'll also be running our 2019 fundraising Sportive on Sunday 28 April 2019, with 100k and 140k routes into the North York Moors. Both riders and volunteers will be needed - so please do put it in the diary if you can get to York that day!

Campsite bookings, and Sportive online entries, will open soon, and I'll post updates here. The York Rally website is also due a revamp... meanwhile images and videos of the 2018 York Rally are online now. If anyone has any contributions to add, please do send them to publicity@yorkrally.org :-)

We've also re-jigged our York Rally merchandise page where you can buy a good selection of Rally badges (cheaper than on Ebay!) including this year's. And we have a good selection of clothing in stock too...

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Our next Rally organising meeting is set to be on the 15th September in York, venue to be confirmed... will update once decided! As ever, all are welcome.

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Re: York Rally 2019: 22-23 June

Postby bikepete » 14 Sep 2018, 9:06am

Apologies for the late update - forgot to confirm here that the next York Rally planning meeting is at 10AM on the 15th September 2018 (tomorrow!) at the St Chad's on the Knavesmire Church Hall, Campleshon Road, York. All are welcome! Please just let us know if you would like a lift from the railway station.

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Re: York Rally 2019: 22-23 June

Postby bikepete » 24 Sep 2018, 1:39pm

Just a quick note that the dates for the York Rally 2019 are now confirmed. It'll take place on the weekend of 22-23 June 2019, and we look forward to seeing many of you there!

Campsite bookings and Saddlebag Sale table reservations will open shortly - please watch this space for further announcements.

We'll also be revamping the website, Facebook and Twitter graphics and much more. And we've done a first draft of the 2019 leaflet...

Plus, watch out soon for news of a 'classic' addition to our annual fundraising Sportive!

Finally for now, our next planning meeting (and AGM) will be on Saturday 24th November 2018 at St Chad's Church Hall, just by the Knavesmire, from 10AM. As ever, all are welcome to attend!

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Click to enlarge the draft leaflet - and apologies in advance that the main image features only helmet-wearing riders - we couldn't resist the big grin of the featured cyclist! Our full image collection from the 2018 York Rally shows that the Rally welcomes all comers, whatever your headgear preference :-)

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Re: York Rally 2019: 22-23 June

Postby Steady rider » 24 Sep 2018, 7:20pm

My offer to provide a presentation on the helmet issue still stands, extra research has come to light and its always good to hear some of the back ground and progress is slowing being made in understanding the wider aspects.

Colin

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Re: York Rally 2019: 22-23 June

Postby brynpoeth » 24 Sep 2018, 7:29pm

Have you got a suitable photo for the programme cover? The photo for 2018 caused some comment and interpretation :?
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott
We love safety cameras & STOP signs

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Re: York Rally 2019: 22-23 June

Postby bikepete » 25 Sep 2018, 8:32am

Colin - many thanks! I'll be in touch nearer the time.

Brynpoeth - I don't usually get round to laying out the show programme until May/June, so plenty of time to decide. But for the programme cover we will most likely just use the same image as on the leaflet.

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Re: York Rally 2019: 22-23 June

Postby bikepete » 2 Oct 2018, 11:43am

More announcements coming shortly but for now I am happy to announce:

Campsite bookings
Campsite bookings are open now for the York Rally 2019, at super-earlybird discounted rates until end of December! Book your space now, online or by post if you prefer.

Saddlebag Sale
Bookings for tables at our 2019 Saddlebag Sale Cycle Jumble are also now open. Table numbers are limited by the space available to 50, and in recent years these have often sold out. Book early to secure yours - and note that prices rise at the end of December from the £10 earlybird rate to £12. Again, both online and postal options are available.

Donate your items and help raise funds for the Rally!
Note that once again we will be reserving a table at the Saddlebag Sale for items donated by Rally-goers: in 2018 this raised a tremendous total of around £450 for Rally funds. Any unsold items are donated to a local organisation providing cycles for recently arrived refugees. So if anyone has any cycle parts, accessories or similar you could bring along in 2019 to donate to help support the Rally, please do! Full details are on the Saddlebag Sale page on the Rally website. Declutter and donate :-)

York Rally & Coxwold cards
After a number of requests, here once again are cards to promote the York Rally and the Coxwold Cyclists' Service - both traditional Yorkshire cycling events run entirely by volunteers and with a long heritage! Please do support them both by attending if you can - and even if you can't, please do print out this PDF onto A4 paper, cut it up and distribute these cards to fellow cyclists as you're out and about!

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Re: York Rally 2019: 22-23 June

Postby Bazza55 » 2 Oct 2018, 10:55pm

Cyclists from the Sheffield area will be congregating at Meadowhall Station Car Park at 10:00 am on Friday 21 June for the 55 mile ride to the Knavesmire for the weekend. For Sheffielders pre booking their lightweight plot, please remember to state 'Sheffield CTC' at the bottom of the form so we are not scattered all over the camp site.

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Re: York Rally 2019: 22-23 June

Postby bikepete » 22 Dec 2018, 6:19pm

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Merry Christmas – York Rally update!
Christmas greetings from the York Rally team and our best wishes for safe and enjoyable cycling in 2019! We’ve a few developments to report since the last update, but the main thing to mention is the reduced-rate booking deadlines for campsite and Saddlebag Sale:

Campsite bookings – last week of super-earlybird!
You can save a tenner on campsite bookings for the York Rally 2019 if you get your skates on! Booking at the super-earlybird rates is available until end of December, so book now to save. Advance bookings really help our planning, too.
  • For 2019, we are looking to streamline the check-in process, especially for pre-booked campers, to prevent the queues which developed in 2018. So in 2019, campers who book in advance will be able to check in and have pitches allocated from 3PM, so that when the site opens at 4PM you can go straight on. We cannot allow vehicles on site before 4PM: the hard-working volunteer set-up team needs the time to fully prepare the site and make it safe.
  • Could you perhaps arrive early and be part of that team? We’re always looking for more volunteers to help out in the days before the Rally opens, to set up the site. Please just make a regular campsite booking and add a note that you’d like to arrive early – or register here as a volunteer – and as a helper you’ll be most welcome to camp the extra nights (Wednesday and/or Thursday) at no extra cost.
  • Unfortunately the Rally’s finances do not yet permit any volunteer discounts, so all volunteers (and indeed Committee members) camping on site do need to make a standard booking. Thank you in advance for your support!

Saddlebag Sale: prices rise at end December!
2019 bookings for the Saddlebag Sale (the Rally’s cycle jumble, which takes place on the Sunday), are also open now at the earlybird rate of £10 – this rises to £12 after the end of December 2018. In 2018, as you will have seen, we had a table set aside outside the Saddlebag Sale for donated cycling gear, which was sold to raise funds for the Rally. This raised a tremendous £450 and we’re hoping that next year we can raise even more. So please do save up any unwanted parts and accessories, good condition clothing and even complete bikes which you might like to donate to help the Rally. Simply bring your items to next year’s Rally and drop them off ASAP at Rally HQ, or at the Sportive, or we can also accept them at any of our regular planning meetings in York.

In other news
  • Many thanks to all of the committed volunteers who agreed, at this year’s AGM in late November, to serve for another year on the Rally organising committee. We could always use more willing hands – please do just get in touch if you’d like to help and could come to most of our planning meetings, which are in York on Saturday mornings every month or so.
  • For those on site on Friday night, we are planning a cycling quiz on the Friday night in the main marquee. The bar will also be open :-). We’ll have more details in a future newsletter…
  • A reminder that entries are still open for our next fundraising Sportive, which takes place on the 28th April 2019. All the details are here (also forms for postal entry) or you can enter via British Cycling here. Advance entries are just £25 – on the day (if spaces are left) it’s £30. All funds raised go to support the York Rally! This year we’re also adding a gentler, shorter 50-mile (80 km) “Retro Classic” ride for classic cycle connoisseurs – but it still finds its way to the same fabulous main food stop at Marton. Ride in style! Full Retro details here.

And finally
All are very welcome at our next York Rally planning meeting which is to be held from 10AM on the 26th January 2019 at St Chad’s on the Knavesmire Church Hall, Campleshon Road, York. Please just let us know if you would like a lift from the railway station.

Thanks again for your support of the York Rally – we’re already looking forward to seeing many of you next year!

Merry Christmas and with best regards,

The York Rally Team

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Re: York Rally 2019: 22-23 June

Postby bikepete » 12 Jan 2019, 10:37pm

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New for the York Rally 2019 - a cycling and general knowledge quiz on Friday evening! Book your team's entry now: http://yorkrally.org/quiz/

We've hoping the new quiz will be a convivial way for anyone on site on the Friday evening (21st June) to enjoy spending time with friends on site, take advantage of the catering and bar (both will be open), help us offset the costs of the marquee hire AND have a chance to win prizes!

Teams will have a table each (for up to six players) and as there's finite space in the Lounge marquee numbers are strictly limited. Team entries cost £10 and are open now for online booking - also on the day if there are tables still available.

Many thanks to volunteer quizmaster Pete Dunn who will conduct proceedings with a mix of cycling and general knowledge questions, and may the best answers win! The quiz will start at 7:30 PM.

For all the details, and bookings, see: http://yorkrally.org/quiz/