April meeting on Saturday 11th, and a compilation of Rally and Sportive coverage links…

We’ve been busy planning, processing bookings, dealing with trade stands, security, showers, talking with the council and more… and the Rally is now just a few months off!

Earlybird campsite bookings ended a few days ago now, but until the 1st June you can still save (and get in quicker via the fast-track desk) by pre-booking on the campsite.

For the latest update, come to our next meeting on April 11th! As usual it will be downstairs at ‘York Bike Shed’, Micklegate, York at 10 AM. We are looking at quieter venues, and the options for future meetings will be presented at this one. But for now, it’s back to the Bike Shed!

Finally, we’ve been busy spreading the word about the Rally and September’s Sportive. Here’s a round-up: thanks to everyone for the coverage!

Rally coverage: clubs and societies

  • In the CTC’s ‘Cycle Clips’ newsletter:  here
  • On the West Surrey CTC website: here
  • On the Cycle Shropshire website: here
  • On the Norfolk CTC website: here
  • On the CTC Bedfordshire website: here
  • Via CTC Chester and North Wales: here
  • On the Tricycle Association site: here
  • Audax UK have set up two traditional runs to the Rally, both on Friday the 19th June. There’s an ‘Arrow’  (for small groups) and a ‘Dart’ (for solo riders, also for Saturday) both of which can start anywhere at all, but must end on the Knavesmire.
  • Atomic-Zombie Extreme-Machines from Canada, who are at the centre of a world-wide community of DIY bike builders, featured the Invention Convention in their newsletter!
  • Walsall Area CTC gave us this mention!
  • Leeds Cycling Campaign are organising a ride to the Rally!
  • Leicester Spokes gave us a nice mention and have plans for a group attendance!
  • And finally to the ever helpful i Travel York team at City of York Council for including the Rally on this brochure.

Rally coverage: forums and magazines

  • On the CTC forum: here
  • On CycleChat: here
  • On Velo Vision Magazine’s Facebook page: here
  • On SevenDay Cyclist: here and here

Rally coverage: event listing websites

Coverage for the 2015 Sportive:

  • On British Cycling: here
  • ‘British Cycling Sportives’ Facebook page: here
  • On www.cyclosport.org: here
  • On road.cc’s event listing: here
  • On timeoutdoors.com: here
  • On Cycling Weekly’s event listing: here

Has anyone seen any more? Let me know and I’ll add them! Or if you think there’s somewhere the Rally or Sportive should be listed, but they aren’t there, please let me know.

Sorting out the York Rally pitch number pegs: March 2015
Sorting out the York Rally pitch number pegs: March 2015