Talks and performances

The Rally hosts all sorts of talks and performances, from live music to children’s entertainments to informative lectures on cycling subjects. We’re keen to expand the talks and performances at the Rally in future years; please contact us if you’d like to take part!

Live music – The Foresters and Pretend Stage

Traditional folk band The Foresters play on the Saturday evening at the Rally in the main marquee. Here are some images from 2015 (does anyone have a video?)

Transporting all of their kit by bicycle trailer, local performers Pretend Stage set up in the central square of the 2015 Rally for an eclectic performance of music and dance:

Children’s entertainments

Derek Carpenter fascinated younger visitors to the Rally with his  tricycle-based ‘Punch and Judy’ act, throughout the event:

Talks and lectures

Talks in 2015 included Sikh storyteller Roop Singh, and an account of high-miles cycling though the years, from Dave Barter. We are still working on the 2016 line-up – watch this space!

The Foresters at the York Rally in 2015. Photo: Malcolm Carline
The Foresters at the York Rally in 2015. Photo: Malcolm Carline