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March 2014

On Your Bike – Cycling Exhibition

March 27, 2014 - April 21, 2014
Ripon Workhouse Museum & Gardens, Sharow View, Allhallowgate
Ripoon, HG4 1LE United Kingdom
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This exhibition will explore the Harrogate area’s long connection with cycling - the Cyclists Touring Club having started in the town in 1878 (known as the Bicycle Touring Club at the time). The exhibition will be based on extracts from oral history interviews recorded with members of local cycling groups / local cyclists. Visitors will be able to select extracts to listen to. There will also be exhibition panels, displaying images and information about cycling in, and cyclists from, the…

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Bobby on a Bike

March 29, 2014 - July 18, 2014
Ripon Prison & Police Museum, St Marygate
Ripon, HG4 1LX United Kingdom
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‘Bobby on a Bike’ celebrates the role that bicycles have played in patrolling our streets over the years. Take a closer look at a fantastic selection of historic police bikes, including a rather uncomfortable looking 1950s Raleigh complete with a Lucas ‘King of the Road’ bell, leather saddle and original inner tubes! A far cry from the carbon-framed thoroughbreds which will be racing across Yorkshire’s roads this summer as part of Le Tour Yorkshire’s Grand Départ 2014... As well as…

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Photographic Exhibition by Jon Sparks

March 31, 2014 @ 8:00 am - June 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Ripon Cathedral, Bedern Bank
Ripon, United Kingdom
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Jon Sparks has ridden bikes everywhere from the boards of the Manchester Velodrome to the wilds of New Zealand. He’s also been writing about, and photographing, cycling for many years. This exhibition brings together some of his favourite images of life on two wheels, whether it’s a top pro at full speed, a pedalling postie in York or a mountain biker miles from anywhere. Jon has had his images, and often words as well, published in magazines including Cycle, Cycling…

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April 2014

An Audience with Graeme Obree

April 4, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ripon Cathedral, Bedern Bank
Ripon, United Kingdom
£10

Graeme Obree is 'The Flying Scotsman'. He has twice broken the world hour record, in July 1993 and April 1994, and was the individual pursuit world champion in 1993 and 1995. Graeme was known for his unusual riding positions and for the Old Faithful bicycle he built which included parts from a washing machine. In recent months Graeme has broken the world prone cycling record, reaching speeds of 56.62 mph. An audience with Graeme Obree is an opportunity to hear from the man himself about his career…

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An Audience with Alistair Humphreys

April 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure
Ripon, United Kingdom
£10

Alastair is a Yorkshire adventurer who has cycled around the world, walked across India and rowed the Atlantic amongst other expeditions. He has been named as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his pioneering work on the concept of micro-adventures, trying to encourage people to get outside, get out of their comfort zone, go somewhere they’ve never been. An audience with Alastair Humphreys is an opportunity to hear from the man himself about his career and his achievements. Newby Hall is home…

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May 2014

Family Cycle Ride at Newby Hall

May 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure
Ripon, United Kingdom
Free

Come along and join us at Newby Hall, to explore areas of the estate not normally accessible by cyclists. Our trained SkyRide Leaders will meet you and take you and your family on a cycle tour of this magnificent country house and estate. Further details to follow soon. Our organiser is Alan Salisbury at Ripon Cycling Club

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An Audience with Rob Penn

May 16, 2014 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fountains Abbey Ripon , United Kingdom
£10

Rob Penn is a writer and broadcaster with a wide spectrum of interests. He has cycled around the world and across Wales in the dark - not at the same time! Rob's books include A Place to Cycle: Amazing Rides from Around the World and It's All About the Bike, which documents his worldwide search for the perfect custom bike. An audience with Rob Penn is an opportunity to hear from the man himself about his career and his achievements. Bring…

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June 2014

Family Cycle Ride at Newby Hall

June 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure
Ripon, United Kingdom
Free

Come along and join us at Newby Hall, to explore areas of the estate not normally accessible by cyclists. Our trained SkyRide Leaders will meet you and take you and your family on a cycle tour of this magnificent country house and estate. Further details to follow soon. Our organiser is Alan Salisbury at Ripon Cycling Club

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July 2014

Family Cycle Ride at Newby Hall

July 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure
Ripon, United Kingdom
Free

Come along and join us at Newby Hall, to explore areas of the estate not normally accessible by cyclists. Our trained SkyRide Leaders will meet you and take you and your family on a cycle tour of this magnificent country house and estate. Further details to follow soon. Our organiser is Alan Salisbury at Ripon Cycling Club

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