York Rally 2022 – just over a week to go!

Advance campsite bookings closing, programme to print, and rides list firming up…

It’s just over a week until the York Rally campsite opens at 4pm on Friday 17th June! Our all-volunteer team has been working hard as ever as we look forward to seeing everyone again – and new faces – after the two year break.

The show programme is off to print!

The 24-page show programme’s just gone to print – see cover above! It’s another good read we hope – and will be a souvenir of the event too. Thanks especially to the trade advertisers whose support helps with the print bill – please do support them at the Rally and after!

Buy your copy on the day for just £1 – or if you’re a member of our supporters’ club, the Friends of York Rally, it’s free. And just show your programme for free entry to the Saddlebag Sale cycle jumble…

Advance campsite pitch bookings – closing TOMORROW!

Advance bookings for York Rally 2022 campsite pitches must close TOMORROW at midnight (or thereabouts…)! This gives our team time to allocate pitches, and to prepare the lists for check-in (we just need your name when you arrive – no need for print-outs or tickets!).

So please book now to be sited alongside friends or club-mates, for fast-track check-in and for lower prices than if you just turn up on the day! And if you have any questions about camping or your booking, please do just drop a note to our friendly campsite team: campsite@yorkrally.org

Rides firming up – with possible diversions

As mentioned in the last newsletter, Sustrans NCN Route 65 from Selby to York, also known as the Solar System Route, or the York Greenway (and part of the Trans-Pennine Trail) may be closed at a stretch including the critical river crossing near York, the “Fisher of Dreams” bridge between Bishopthorpe and Naburn. Sustrans hopes, but cannot guarantee, that works will be complete by the Rally weekend and the path will be open. But we must be aware that it could be shut to all traffic, with heavy machinery on site and no possibility of access even for pedestrians.

With this in mind our Rides team have developed the diversion route below – which you can also access on Mapometer here. We’ll make sure it’s very clear (e.g. at Rally HQ) whether or not we need to use this diversion for the various rides which are possibly affected.

The list of rides at the Rally is also firming up – we’re still making some late additions/changes but the list is mostly finalised – please do take a look on the Rides page of the York Rally website!

And finally

We’re all looking forward to seeing everyone on the Knavesmire in June!

With best wishes,

The all-volunteer York Rally Committee