Thanks to Dave Bishop who brought these splendid pennants along to the last meeting, and for Paul Reid for letting me use his camera for the images. I’ll try to find out more from one of our historical experts.
Where were these pennants flown? Who designed them? Does a complete collection exist anywhere?
And do we have a volunteer to make a new one for 2015?
Plenty of progress to report!
Please excuse the quick update – we had a very productive meeting on Saturday but there’s lots to do. This website will be updated more fully over the next few days with details of the Friends scheme, the Sportive, details of the organising committee and initial plans for the Rally. Meanwhile, thanks to Gary Knighton for this summary as posted to the Friends of York Rally Facebook page:
The York Rally date has been booked for the weekend of 20/21 June 2015. York Rally will need to raise funds. This is being achieved in two ways.
1 – The Friends of York Rally subscription scheme where there is an annual membership of minimum of £5 plus voluntary additional donation.
2 – The York Rally Grande Classic Sportive. 35, 100 or 140 km from Wigginton, north of York on Sunday 21st September 2014. The latter two follow a similar route to the York Rally’s Ron Kit Sportives. The 35km is a short route appropriate for families
York Rally Inaugural Meeting: Saturday 21st June 2014
All are welcome as we make plans for the first revived York Rally for 2015. Meet at Your Bike Shed, Micklegate Bar, York YO1 6JX (the cyclists’ café) at 10.00a.m. in the basement.
From its inception at the end of the war until recent times York Rally has, quite deservedly, been a mecca for cyclists from all over the country and beyond. The challenge now is to create an event which stays faithful to its grass roots but embraces current trends as well as developing new and exciting ideas which attract new and novice riders.
The key element is that the Rally should be run by cyclists for cyclists. It should be a fun and friendly weekend with lots of activities and opportunity to socialize.
All are welcome at the meeting! The proposed agenda is as follows:
- Apologies for absence
- Welcome and Introductions
- Proposal to run York Rally 2015
- Election of Committee
- Election of Officers
- Adoption of Constitution
- Statement of Financial Situation
- Any Other Business
Committee Meeting to follow after a short break
- Minutes of last meeting
- Matters arising.
- Fund raising
Date & time of next meeting.
We’re planning to revive the long proud tradition of the York Rally, for years the UK’s main touring cycling get-together, with many fresh new ideas.
The first event will be in Summer 2015 – watch this space for updates!