Festival Of Cycling celebrates best of two wheels

 CYCLISTS will be heading to York’s Rowntree Park this weekend when a Festival Of Cycling is staged.

All types of pedal-powered bikes, from everyday two-wheelers to specialised three and four-wheelers, along with mega bikes seating up to eight people, will be available for people to try out.

There will also be daredevil cycling stunt shows from The Clan on Saturday and Savage Skills on Sunday. BMX fans can also try out their skills.

The festival runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, with free admission.

The last two Festivals Of Cycling were run as part of the Cycling City initiative, but the event is now part of iTravel York, an initiative funded from central government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund to encourage non-congesting modes of travel, to improve air quality and to help boost the local economy.

There will therefore be information on walking, bus travel, journey planning, and car sharing, and electric vehicles from Toyota, Mia and Smart will be on show.

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9:33am Wed 5 Sep 12

BL2 says...

Is there any way to lock them all in and let them cycle round in circles so we can leave the roads free for our cars? ;-)
Is there any way to lock them all in and let them cycle round in circles so we can leave the roads free for our cars? ;-) BL2

9:54am Wed 5 Sep 12

Gary Gilmores Eyes says...

'Festival Of Cycling celebrates best of two wheels'

Not really a lot to 'celebrate' is there!

Will they being having a minutes silence for the recent loss of the cycle lane at Clifton Green?
'Festival Of Cycling celebrates best of two wheels' Not really a lot to 'celebrate' is there! Will they being having a minutes silence for the recent loss of the cycle lane at Clifton Green? Gary Gilmores Eyes

5:42pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Caecilius says...

Gary Gilmores Eyes wrote:
'Festival Of Cycling celebrates best of two wheels' Not really a lot to 'celebrate' is there! Will they being having a minutes silence for the recent loss of the cycle lane at Clifton Green?
Interesting you should mention that. I was waiting at the lights on Shipton Road yesterday, watching while car after car emerged from Water End. Not one of them was turning left, and Alexander's Folly (the sub-standard left-hand filter lane) was completely empty.

On the other hand, I recently strolled past a couple of cars that were blocking Bootham Terrace because they couldn't get out, due to the usual tailback of gridlocked vehicles stretching all the way back from Bootham Bar past Burton Stone Lane. Just as at Clifton Green, it has nothing to do with the provision of a cycle lane: it's simply down to the volume of traffic.
[quote][p][bold]Gary Gilmores Eyes[/bold] wrote: 'Festival Of Cycling celebrates best of two wheels' Not really a lot to 'celebrate' is there! Will they being having a minutes silence for the recent loss of the cycle lane at Clifton Green?[/p][/quote]Interesting you should mention that. I was waiting at the lights on Shipton Road yesterday, watching while car after car emerged from Water End. Not one of them was turning left, and Alexander's Folly (the sub-standard left-hand filter lane) was completely empty. On the other hand, I recently strolled past a couple of cars that were blocking Bootham Terrace because they couldn't get out, due to the usual tailback of gridlocked vehicles stretching all the way back from Bootham Bar past Burton Stone Lane. Just as at Clifton Green, it has nothing to do with the provision of a cycle lane: it's simply down to the volume of traffic. Caecilius

8:31pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Magicman! says...

Caecilius wrote:
Gary Gilmores Eyes wrote:
'Festival Of Cycling celebrates best of two wheels' Not really a lot to 'celebrate' is there! Will they being having a minutes silence for the recent loss of the cycle lane at Clifton Green?
Interesting you should mention that. I was waiting at the lights on Shipton Road yesterday, watching while car after car emerged from Water End. Not one of them was turning left, and Alexander's Folly (the sub-standard left-hand filter lane) was completely empty.

On the other hand, I recently strolled past a couple of cars that were blocking Bootham Terrace because they couldn't get out, due to the usual tailback of gridlocked vehicles stretching all the way back from Bootham Bar past Burton Stone Lane. Just as at Clifton Green, it has nothing to do with the provision of a cycle lane: it's simply down to the volume of traffic.
Exactly. The left turn lane was just an issue raised by "I pay something called 'road tax' and cyclists don't" motorists who didn't like cyclists going past them. It had nothing to do with congestion, and the fact it has been removed has just wasted £12k that could have been better spent filling potholes... especially as the public consulation gave a 70% 'leave it as-is' result.
[quote][p][bold]Caecilius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary Gilmores Eyes[/bold] wrote: 'Festival Of Cycling celebrates best of two wheels' Not really a lot to 'celebrate' is there! Will they being having a minutes silence for the recent loss of the cycle lane at Clifton Green?[/p][/quote]Interesting you should mention that. I was waiting at the lights on Shipton Road yesterday, watching while car after car emerged from Water End. Not one of them was turning left, and Alexander's Folly (the sub-standard left-hand filter lane) was completely empty. On the other hand, I recently strolled past a couple of cars that were blocking Bootham Terrace because they couldn't get out, due to the usual tailback of gridlocked vehicles stretching all the way back from Bootham Bar past Burton Stone Lane. Just as at Clifton Green, it has nothing to do with the provision of a cycle lane: it's simply down to the volume of traffic.[/p][/quote]Exactly. The left turn lane was just an issue raised by "I pay something called 'road tax' and cyclists don't" motorists who didn't like cyclists going past them. It had nothing to do with congestion, and the fact it has been removed has just wasted £12k that could have been better spent filling potholes... especially as the public consulation gave a 70% 'leave it as-is' result. Magicman!

9:09am Thu 6 Sep 12

Buzz Light-year says...

The event is off-road in a park. It is nowhere near and nothing to do with Clifton Green.
Politics will be a minority sideline issue.
It is a celebration of bicycles.

When there's a beer festival at Knavesmire do people debate street drinkers?
Does the motor show at the NEC cause outcry over traffic jams on the M1?

No.
My bike is my transport, it's not my politics.
The event is off-road in a park. It is nowhere near and nothing to do with Clifton Green. Politics will be a minority sideline issue. It is a celebration of bicycles. When there's a beer festival at Knavesmire do people debate street drinkers? Does the motor show at the NEC cause outcry over traffic jams on the M1? No. My bike is my transport, it's not my politics. Buzz Light-year

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