Cycling – Bike Week in Yorkshire

Looking Towards Burnsall courtesy of Cycling Info

National Bike Week set me thinking. I am always interested in sports, pastimes & hobbies and am often astounded how well supported and organised many of them are. For example there are 100 serious Cycling Clubs in Yorkshire detailed on Cyclingweb And it is competitive too with Hill climbs time trials and road races each with up to a dozen categories so that everyone has something to go for. Seacroft Wheelers have a list of their competitive events

Selective Club Comments
100 year old Hull Thursday RC are active in track, road and off road cycling catering for all ages and skill levels.
Bronte Wheelers cycling club runs activities in road racing and Cyclo Cross. They are very distinctive in West Yorkshire and are often seen in the area sporting their red, white and Blue jerseys.
Huddersfield Star Wheelers are developing young peoples interest in cycling with previous experience of promoting events with the British Schools Cycling Association (BSCA).
Yorkshire Road Club are a self confessed ‘band of renegades wishing to cause chaos to back end of the pelotons of Yorkshire and beyond. They take part in British Cycling (BC), The League International (TLI) and the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists (LVRC) races on closed circuits and the open road’.

Bike Week

So from competitive cycling to the fun of Bike Week. Leeds and Sheffield are holding their own week’s in support of the campaign from the 13th – 21st June 2009. York has arranged Charity sponsored rides, a cycle fair and one event that appeals to me a ‘Bike Breakfast.’ These breakfasts are available all around the county (and country) from Settle to Scarborough to Sheffield, Bedale to Barnsely so the message is saddle up don your helmet and clips and Get On Your Bike.

Winter Cycling photos from Cycling Info

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