23 May 2013

Events coming up or not as the case may be

First off the www.richmondmeet.co.uk is this weekend. There is the Grass track racing @ the Cricket Club on Mon 27th which is orgainised by the Nutcracker team this year. I have been going every year since Richmond CC took it back life. Go down early and watch the parade, then have a walk around Friary Gardens just off the main roundabout for some entertainment & fun. There has been a real mixed bag or weather over the years from hail, wind, rain to brilliant sunshine. The local Cobble race is always a great laugh even though they take it very serious ! Here's the final event itinerary for the day:

Event 1: National 800m, Heats 1
Event 2: Ladies/Youth Omnium, Round 1, One lap time trial
Event 3: National 800m, 1st Reps
Event4: Ladies/Youth Omnium, Round 2, 3k Scratch Race
Event5: National 800m, Heats 2
Event 6: Ladies/Youth Omnium, Round 3, 10 Lap Points Race (sprint every other lap)
Event 7: National 800m, Consolation Final
Event 8: National 800m, Major Final
Event 9: Ladies/Youth Omnium, Devil Takes the Hindmost
Event 10: Richmond Cobble Team Sprint, Heats 1
Event 11: Open 8km Endurance Race, 22 Laps (National Endurance Series)
Event 12: Freewheel Kids’ Races
Event 13: Open 12 Lap Points Race (sprint every other lap)
Event 14: Richmond Cobble Team Sprint, Final
Event 15: Open Devil Takes the Hindmost
Event 1 will kick off at 1pm, sharp!

There is also another great local event on this weekend but running instead of cycling for a change - Raby Castle 10k & 5k race Sun 26th May. Again this is fantstic morning out and is set within the grounds of the beautiful estate grounds. The route is mainly tarmac with some offroad sections through the wood and has a good mix of terrain from climbs to steep descents. We have been attending this event for well over 10 years now. Info here http://www.teesdaleac.co.uk/page5.htm    
Now this is a real shame and there was always local riders attended but the York Cycle Show 2013 has been cancelled. Again we have been attending this event for many years and was a great weekend away - "This June’s CTC York Cycle Show has been cancelled due to bookings that are “well below expectations” and fears of a repeat of the poor weather that has often affected the event in recent years. It is hoped the event will return in 2014, when Yorkshire hosts the Grand Départ of the Tour de France, with York hosting the start of Stage 2 of the race. This year’s edition, the 69th, was due to have been held on the weekend of 22/23 June and as in previous years would have attracted thousands of cyclists, but unsettled weather and other factors including the effects of the economic climate have led organisers to decide to cancel it." More on the storey here

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