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Good luck Mike

As many of you are aware Mike Corley (YRCC club secretary) is participating in stage 2 of Cycle GB 2016 – a 600 mile charity bike ride in aid of Benenden Charitable Trust and the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH). Mike will be riding 300 miles from York to Kent.

Mike is an integral part of the club committee and regularly posts weekly routes and club correspondence through the relevant channels. To thank Mike for his continued support in the running of YRCC, the committee has decided to use some of the clubs funds to sponsor Mike on his charity ride.

If you wish to sponsor Mike you can do this via his just giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Mike-Corley-cycleGB-YorktoKent

Good luck Mike from all at YRCC!

More about the charities:

Benenden Charitable Trust helps people in financial need as a result of sickness, infirmity, disability and any other medical condition. In its first ten years, the charity granted over £650,000 to individuals in need, providing breathing space grants and helping to pay for life changing surgery and specialist equipment.

Established in 1923, SAMH currently operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respect me, suicide prevention, sport and physical activity; inform our policy work to influence positive social change. With direct support to over 4,000 people annually and a supporter base of over 10,000 people, we aim to represent the voice of people most affected by mental health issues.

Fish ‘n’ Chip Ride 2016

Fish ‘n’ Chip Ride 2016

York Rouleurs Cycling Club Fish ‘n’ Chip Ride 2016

BridCome and join us for the 2016 Bridlington Fish ‘n’ Chip run on Saturday 4th June 2016!

2015 saw the birth of a classic club tradition in the making – a trip to the seaside for fish and chips on the front. Come and join us for a summer day’s riding through some of East Yorkshire’s best scenery on one of the longest days of year.

Reprising last year’s route we start at Constantine’s statue at the Minster at 7.30am and head for the picturesque road which rises through Millington Dale and Thixendale, along to our founder’s namesake village Butterwick. There, after suitably reverential social media opportunities, we swing northwards close by Wharram Percy, the deserted medieval village on the western edge of the chalk Wolds then east towards Flamborough and its famous lighthouses on the headland with its sheer white cliffs.  After that it is a gleeful descent into Bridlington and the siren call of a well-earned lunch on the sea front.

The return leg takes us past the magnificent Elizabethan manor house at Burton Agnes, down through Watton where William de Malton, the 13th century master-mason who built Beverley Minster is buried, and as quickly as we can manage through the unremarkable Middleton on the Wolds before refuelling in Pocklington. Then it’s onwards onto familiar roads to be back in York in time for tea.

At 114 miles (184 km) and 3,000ft climbing it is a cracking day out at the very start of summer. Come and join us.

Route at: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/9525593


YRCC Members Only Tour de Yorkshire Ride

YRCC Members Only Tour de Yorkshire Ride

Tour de Yorkshire Ride

With many club members going to watch the Tour de Yorkshire, on Sunday 1st May, there will be no “open” ride this Sunday. Instead, there will be a members only ride out to Sutton Bank to watch the race. Interested YRCC members can find details of where and when on the forum at http://yorkrouleurs.boards.net/

YRCC Tour de Yorkshire

YRCC Members Only 100th Anniversary Ride

YRCC Members Only 100th Anniversary Ride

Just a reminder that the Club ride Sunday 3rd April is a 100km ride for members only, leaving Cycle Heaven at 09.00. Those who have ridden with us can join online through our British Cycling website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/7076/york-rouleurs. The normal rides will run again from Sunday 10th April.

Welcome to the new York Rouleurs Cycling Club website!

Welcome to the new York Rouleurs Cycling Club website!

York Rouleurs Cycling Club logo

Established in 2014, York Rouleurs Cycling Club is a friendly British Cycling-affiliated club aimed at encouraging group cycling for those based in and around York, North Yorkshire.

Initially conceived as an alternative to riding alone, we provide individuals with a time and place to meet, and the added security of the company of experienced group cyclists. Our weekly rides regularly attract up to 16 riders, all passionate about road cycling and with varying experience and ability.

Due to growing popularity and member base we have outgrown our old website and decided it was time for something new!

We also have an active social media presence, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our website Forum, which acts as our virtual clubhouse and allows our members to help shape our club. Cycling is a great way to meet new people and we arrange regular social activities around our cycling events!

Let us know what you think of the new website in the comments section below…