Malton to host cycle race ahead of the Tour de France

Gazette & Herald: Cycling enthusiasts outside the Northern Ride shop in Malton which is organising a town centre race in the run-up to the Grand Depart of the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire in July Cycling enthusiasts outside the Northern Ride shop in Malton which is organising a town centre race in the run-up to the Grand Depart of the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire in July

A TEAM of cycling enthusiasts are aiming to build on the enthusisam for the Tour de France with a town centre race through Malton, two weeks before Yorkshire hosts the Grande Depart.

Northern Ride, in the town’s Saville Street, is organising the not-for-profit event in July, in association with Malton Community Interest Company, British Cycling, the Fitzwilliam Estate, Welcome To Yorkshire and Malton Wheelers Road Club.

Ash Clark, from Northern Ride, said the race would see some of Britain’s best road cyclists racing on the streets of Malton.

“The circuit will be just over 1km and the main event will last just over an hour, with racers reaching speeds in excess of 40mph, making this a great spectacle,” he said.

“Although it will be great to see the pros, the day has much more to offer as we are organising races for children, women and amateurs, too.”

Ash said the event would take place on Sunday, June 22, and had the potential to benefit many local businesses.

“British Cycling suggest we should expect in excess of 4,000 spectators in a normal year, and with this being the year of the Tour anything could happen,” he said.

“The organisers are currently looking for sponsors for the event, and with this being the year of the bike, it’s a great opportunity for local people to raise the profile of their business.

“This really is a fantastic opportunity for Ryedale to capitalise on the Tour de France and create an event that our local economy will benefit from for years to come.”

Faith Young, from the Malton Community Interest Company, said: “Malton town centre is an ideal location to hold a cycle race meeting in the run-up to the Tour de France Grande Depart in Yorkshire.

“We are looking forward to helping the organisers with their plans in the months to come and hope that the race itself can become an annual event.”

Anyone interested in becoming involved with the event as an organiser, volunteer or sponsor should email Ash Clark, from Northern Ride, at ash@northernride.com or phone 01653 699070.

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3:34pm Wed 15 Jan 14

What's Up, Doc? says...

Northern Ride... is organising the not-for-profit event in July...Ash said the event would take place on Sunday, June 22.

I know rural communities can be a bit 'backward' but how long has June 22nd been in July?

Quality reporting, York Press!
Northern Ride... is organising the not-for-profit event in July...Ash said the event would take place on Sunday, June 22. I know rural communities can be a bit 'backward' but how long has June 22nd been in July? Quality reporting, York Press! What's Up, Doc?
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5:12pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

What about the level crossing in Malton where trains hold up traffic every half hour?
What about the level crossing in Malton where trains hold up traffic every half hour? Garrowby Turnoff
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7:10pm Wed 15 Jan 14

baileyuk says...

well lets hope its better organised then the usual yearly cycle rides through malton,, where the cyclist believe they have rights of way on the pavement as well as the road!! last year after witnessing a near miss outside morrisons and then the cyclists then taking to the pavement and forcing a dad and his young son to step onto the road i took this up with a marshall who witnessed this, and the cyclists concerned to be told to **** off...
well lets hope its better organised then the usual yearly cycle rides through malton,, where the cyclist believe they have rights of way on the pavement as well as the road!! last year after witnessing a near miss outside morrisons and then the cyclists then taking to the pavement and forcing a dad and his young son to step onto the road i took this up with a marshall who witnessed this, and the cyclists concerned to be told to **** off... baileyuk
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2:58am Thu 16 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
What about the level crossing in Malton where trains hold up traffic every half hour?
Technically not 'every half hour'... Malton has 1 platform, and about 5 minutes after the eastbound train has left, the westbound then arrives... so there's normally a space of 50-55 minutes between closings (and then 5-10 minutes after that).

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Speeds of 40mph on a bike.... I did that on a mountain bike coming along the A64 on the downhill part just after that abandoned Little Chef near the A1 junction - quite fun, and yes I was on the road at the time!
[quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: What about the level crossing in Malton where trains hold up traffic every half hour?[/p][/quote]Technically not 'every half hour'... Malton has 1 platform, and about 5 minutes after the eastbound train has left, the westbound then arrives... so there's normally a space of 50-55 minutes between closings (and then 5-10 minutes after that). ----- Speeds of 40mph on a bike.... I did that on a mountain bike coming along the A64 on the downhill part just after that abandoned Little Chef near the A1 junction - quite fun, and yes I was on the road at the time! Magicman!
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