York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019

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Re: York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019

Postby mjr » 25 Apr 2019, 1:32pm

pete75 wrote:
mjr wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:May one wear an authentic 'hair-net' helmet, 1970s style?

Only if you pay for the model to be treated to currentstandards and it passes.


I'm still at a loss as to how anyone can be stopped from riding a route on public roads unless they wear a helmet.

They can't but then you're not part of the event. For more discussion about the ethics of riding alongside a sportive, see viewtopic.php?f=41&t=122076 or more generally viewtopic.php?f=1&t=96520
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Re: York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019

Postby pete75 » 25 Apr 2019, 6:15pm

mjr wrote:
pete75 wrote:
mjr wrote:Only if you pay for the model to be treated to currentstandards and it passes.


I'm still at a loss as to how anyone can be stopped from riding a route on public roads unless they wear a helmet.

They can't but then you're not part of the event. For more discussion about the ethics of riding alongside a sportive, see viewtopic.php?f=41&t=122076 or more generally viewtopic.php?f=1&t=96520


Ethics doesn't come into riding on public roads. Cyclists along with walkers and horse riders have a right to use public roads.

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Re: York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019

Postby mjr » 25 Apr 2019, 6:38pm

pete75 wrote:
mjr wrote:They can't but then you're not part of the event. For more discussion about the ethics of riding alongside a sportive, see viewtopic.php?f=41&t=122076 or more generally viewtopic.php?f=1&t=96520


Ethics doesn't come into riding on public roads. Cyclists along with walkers and horse riders have a right to use public roads.

Ethics come into everything. Are you supporting these events by making them look more popular? Or are you discouraging them by making the roads a little busier when you could probably just as easily ride another day? And that's without taking any food or drink handed to you at the roadside in error (as opposed to taking it yourself from a feed/drink station).
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Re: York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019

Postby pete75 » 25 Apr 2019, 7:54pm

mjr wrote:
pete75 wrote:
mjr wrote:They can't but then you're not part of the event. For more discussion about the ethics of riding alongside a sportive, see viewtopic.php?f=41&t=122076 or more generally viewtopic.php?f=1&t=96520


Ethics doesn't come into riding on public roads. Cyclists along with walkers and horse riders have a right to use public roads.

Ethics come into everything. Are you supporting these events by making them look more popular? Or are you discouraging them by making the roads a little busier when you could probably just as easily ride another day? And that's without taking any food or drink handed to you at the roadside in error (as opposed to taking it yourself from a feed/drink station).

Of course you accept take food or drink supplied by the organisers if you haven't paid but where did I mention doing that?

As for the rest pedantic crap.

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Re: York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019

Postby bikepete » 27 Apr 2019, 8:16am

Thanks for all the debate/feedback, I will feed it back to the team.

Meanwhile the York Rally Sportive & Retro 2019 takes place TOMORROW!

Pity the teams of volunteers getting wet as they put out signs today, but rejoice that the weather for Sunday looks dry :-)

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If you haven't already entered you can do so on the day - all the details are at http://yorkrally.org/sportive/ and we hope to see you there!

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Re: York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019

Postby Chat Noir » 29 Apr 2019, 5:04pm

Huge thankyou to all those who organised and supported this friendly and enjoyable event. As a retro rider good to see so many old bikes complete with brake cables and downtube shifters. Met and chatted with lots of riders some of whom had travelled big distances to support this event. The weather was favourable-ish (looked like it was going to be wet some of the day but nothing fell on us), winds in the face in the morning but then blew us all the way back to the start, so someone has massive powers of persuasion. The lunch stop, at Marton, a highlight but wasn't bad when we returned to HQ either and another spread, even complete with soup. I can't make the Rally this summer so wanted to support this event anyway and tend not to do many sportives these days but this was special and well worth doing - thanks again and see you next year.
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Re: York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019

Postby bikepete » 29 Apr 2019, 6:23pm

Chat Noir wrote:Huge thankyou to all those who organised and supported this friendly and enjoyable event. As a retro rider good to see so many old bikes complete with brake cables and downtube shifters. Met and chatted with lots of riders some of whom had travelled big distances to support this event. The weather was favourable-ish (looked like it was going to be wet some of the day but nothing fell on us), winds in the face in the morning but then blew us all the way back to the start, so someone has massive powers of persuasion. The lunch stop, at Marton, a highlight but wasn't bad when we returned to HQ either and another spread, even complete with soup. I can't make the Rally this summer so wanted to support this event anyway and tend not to do many sportives these days but this was special and well worth doing - thanks again and see you next year.


Our pleasure, and thanks for taking part! Some pictures are now up at http://yorkrally.org/sportive/ :-)