Sunday Rides – 14 April: GHS Rides (Crooked Billet, not Skyliner)

Event Details

With the George Herbert Stancer Rides (centre of picture) taking place (departing from Crooked Billet lay-by) no club rides from Skyliner will be taking place this weekend.

There will be a choice of three routes (65, 80 and 100 miles) with first riders off from 8.30am.

Rides start at the lay-by opposite the Crooked Billet Pub this year (LS24 9QN) and all include stops at Pocklington. Entry fee of £4 (covers entry to Burnby Hall Gardens and Yorkshire Cycling Federation donation)  cash at the start point, please bring change. There are no official routes for these rides, just checkpoints to be passed through:

100 miles in 8 hours
Cawood, Pocklington, Fridaythorpe, Beverley and Cawood

80 miles in 7 hours
Cawood, Pocklington, Fridaythorpe, Pocklington, Cawood

65 in 7 hours
Cawood, Pocklington, Cawood

Checkpoints are at: (card given at sign on to get stamped at each one).
Cawood: Lay-by at east end of swing bridge
Pocklington: Burnby Hall Gardens
Fridaythorpe: Fridaythorpe Filling Station
Beverley: Vanilla Coffee House

Keep an eye on here/Facebook for arrangements of any meet-ups. Last year some people met at Skyliner at 8.15 to ride out to Crooked Billet.

George Herbert Stancer OBE was born at Pocklington on 17th April 1878. He became a member of the Yorkshire road Club in 1898 and remained so until his death in 1962 a nationally renowned performer on both cycle and tricycle; holding both titles & records. For 25 years he was secretary and for 14 years President of the Cyclists’ Touring Club. It is in memory of this fine Yorkshireman that the GHS rides are promoted annually on a Sunday near his birthday and clubs from all over Yorkshire ride to Pocklington to celebrate his life and contribution to cycling.

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