What's great about this event?
Sunday the 3rd of May will see a new addition to the race - an option open to the general public -- see below for registration details.
The Tour de Yorkshire Ride will give cyclists the chance to ride the route just hours before the pros race, but unlike the pros, you get to choose your distance! Three distance options are available for the sportive, from 50km, 108km or 140km routes. A women-only Cycletta sportive will also take place along the 50km route.
The event is being endorsed and supported by five-time Tour de France winner, Bernard Hinault, who will be giving sportive riders tips. Participants in the sportive will cross the same finish line as the pro riders and a winners’ ceremonies will take place on the Tour de Yorkshire podium.
The sportive will be held on the final day of the Tour de Yorkshire, Sunday 3rd May just hours before the pro race starts. The amatours race will leave Leeds those taking on the 140km long route will climb Pool Bank and head towards Sowerby Bridge. They will join the pro route at Mytholmroyd and up the 2014 Tour de France King of the Mountains Côte De Oxenhope Moor, which will be taken in the opposite direction, a real test of stamina with over 6.7 kilometres of near continuous climbing. Shortly after riders will travel through Haworth the same as La Tour.
Riders will climb 150 metres from Laycock to Sutton-in-Craven, before reaching the villages of Addingham and Ilkley. Riders on the long and medium routes will take on the Cow and Calf Climb, before the East Chevin Climb, after which cyclists will need all their remaining energy to climb the short but very steep Black Hill Road. The Tour de Yorkshire Ride culminates back at Roundhay Park where cyclists will be presented with their medal.
You can register for entry at letouryorkshire.com/sportive. However we believe this will be a very popular event and would recommend early sign up.
Entries will officially open on Thursday 4 February at 9am.
• Same routes, structures and spectators as for the pro race
• Finish on the Tour de Yorkshire finish line
• Tour de Yorkshire ride and pro race public village for you and your family
• Ceremonies on the Tour de Yorkshire podium
• One lucky rider will be part of the Tour de Yorkshire pro prize presentation
• Sportive riders dedicated viewing area of the pro race finish
• Tour de France legend and 5 times winner, Bernard Hinault, to provide everyone with his top training tips
• Yorkshire style support through the towns and villages
• Comparison climb times with the Pros (check how you compare with the best)
• Tour de France memorabilia mass giveaway at the Tour de Yorkshire village for 100s of lucky riders
• Etape du Tour bibs prize draw
• Tour de France VIP access prize draw
Event also includes
• Mechanical support – like the pros
• Medical support
• Sweep vehicle for those who cannot complete the route
• Energy drinks, bars and gels provided at feed stations
• Electronic chip timing
• Results texted to you as you cross the line
• Finisher's medal
AGE REQUIREMENT: Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2015
6th - Who Shot the Sheriff? 5pm
7th - Who Shot the Sheriff? 5pm and 12pm
8th - Who Shot the Sheriff? 5pm and 12pm
1st April - The Complete History of Comedy 7.30pm - Harrogate Theatre
1st April - Night + Daze - Studio Theatre - 7.45pm
2nd April - Elves & The Shoemarker - Various Times - Harrogate Theatre
10th Cara Dillon - 7.30 - Harrogate Theatre
14th The Business of Murder - 7,30pm - Harrogate Theatre
15th The Business of Murder - 7,30pm - Harrogate Theatre
15th Sir Chris Bonington - 7.30pm - Royal Hall
16th The Business of Murder - 7,30pm - Harrogate Theatre
17th The Business of Murder - 7,30pm - Harrogate Theatre
18th The Business of Murder - 2.30pm & 7,30pm - Harrogate Theatre
18th Fatman - 7.45 - Studio Theatre
22nd Banff Mountain Film Festival - 7.30pm - Royal Hall Theatre
22nd Crazy for You - 7.30pm - Main House Harrogate Theatre
22nd Liam Williams - 8pm Studio Theatre
23rd Dylan Moran - Royal Hall Theatre - 8pm
23rd Crazy For You - Harrogate Theatre Main House - 7.30pm
24th Crazy For You - Harrogate Theatre Main House - 7.30pm
25th Crazy For You - Harrogate Theatre Main House - 7.30pm & 2.30pm
25th Edith, Elizabeth & I - 7.45pm Studio Theatre
Happy to report we are just about finished! as you can see from the final picture its looking good. You have to admit its a vast improvement on what was there previously.
8oz Sweet shortcrust Pastry
8oz fresh curds (approx.)
2 1/2 fl. Oz Cream
2 eggs separated
2 oz caster sugar
juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
Set oven to 350F or mark 4. grease about 16 small tins (like fairy cake tins) Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut out circles with a cutter and line the tins. rub the curds through a coarse sieve into a bowl and beat in the cream, egg yolks, sugar, a few drops of vanilla essence and the lemon juice and rind. Beat the egg whites stiffly and carefully fold into the mixture. Put a spoonful of mixture into each patty case and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until set and golden. Turn out on to a wire rack to cool. To make curds see Yorkshire Curd Tart.
Skipton Music Festival - 16th to 21st March
Skipton Triathlon - Sunday 12th April
St George's Day Parade - Sunday 26th April
Waterway festival - Saturday 2nd until Monday 4th May
Skipton Beer Festival - Thursday 28th May until Saturday 30th May
Le Petit Depart - Cyclo Sportive - Sunday 31st May
Skipton Car Show - Sunday 7th June
Skipton Charities Gala - Saturday 13th June
Magna Carta 800th Anniversary - Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June
Skipton Sheep Day - Sunday 5th July
Clogfest - Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July
Skipton Fake Festival - Saturday 15th August
Art in the Pen - Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August
Oxfam Trailtrekker - Saturday 22nd August and Suday 23rd August
Battle of Britain Parade - Sunday 13th September
Yarndale - Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September
Skipton International Puppet Festival - Friday 2nd until Sunday 4th October
Remembrance Day Parade - Sunday 8th November
Skipton Christmas Light Switch on - Thursday 26th November
Santa Fun Run - Sunday 29th November
Skipton Christmas Market - Sunday 6th & 13th December
Headingley in Leeds which is only a few stops on the train from Harrogate (ie 5 minute walk from us to the station then a short train ride) is going to be host to two of the biggest events in the Cricketing calendar for 2015. May will see the second of the two Investec Test Match series against New Zealand and will commence May 29th until 2nd of June - the weather not withstanding.
Then in September we will see England take on Australia for the fourth Royal London One-day international and this will be the 11th of September.
8th of Jan, 12th Feb, 12th March, 9th April, 14th May, 11th June, 9th July, 13th August, 10th September, 8th October, 12th November, 10th December.
25th Jan, 22nd Feb, 29th March, 26th April, 31st May, 28th June, 26th July, 30th August, 27th September, 25th October, 29th November, 20th December
11th Jan, 8th Feb, 8th March, 12th April, 10th May, 14th June, 12th July, 9th August, 13th Sept, 11th October, 15th November, 13th December.
18th Jan, 15th Feb, 15th March, 19th April, 17th May, 21st June, 19th July, 16th August, 20th September, 18th October, 15th November, 20th December
Skipton Market is both farmers produce as well as handbags and all sorts - this operates on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday every week.
Monday 19th Jan 2pm - Masterstrokes Series - Making art for Italian Tourists. Frank Miler examines how an expanding Italian tourist travel market gave artists the opportunity to create records and souvenirs of major cities and beauty spots. £6 and at the Mercer Art Gallery.
Monday 9th February at 2pm - Edo Pop Series: Kimono - costume of Japan. Part of our series of talks to accompany Edo Pop: Urban Heroes in Japan 1840-1890. Discover the many layers of the kimono, the history and detail of this beautiful costume. £6 Mercer Art Gallery.
Wednesday 25th February 10.30am Visit to Leeds Library. Guided tour and talk: Learn about the history of this institution. Founded in 1768 as a proprietary subscription library, it is now the oldest surviving example of this sort of library in the Birtish Isles. The Leeds Library began life modestly above a bookseller's shop. Today the library is a charity and has a wonderful collection of books and periodicals houses in a fine 200 year old building. Cost: Free but pre-booking required. The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, LS1 6AL.
Monday 9th March at 2pm - Edo Pop Series: samurai, Scallywags and street knights. Exhibition curator Frank Milner will explore the moment when traditional Samurai values clashed with everyday urban life and there arose a mix of new heroic male types, more representative of modern high and low expectations but incorporating some old ideals. Cost £6 - Mercer Art Gallery.
Monday 16th March at 2pm - Edo Pop Series: Beauties, women warriors ad poets. Here curator Frank Milner will analyse 10 images that reflect roles in 19th century Japan - from cultured fashioned setters of the modern Yoshiwara pleasure quarter to great poets, sacrificing mothers and fearless swordswomen of history and myth. £6 Mercer Art Gallery.
Friday 20th March 10,30am - Visit to Littlethorpe Potteries - Guided tour and talk: Littlethorpe potteries is a working heritage site and the oldest continually working pottery in the country. It is also the only pottery where you can see the manufacturing process in its entirety - "from Pit to Patio" - Cost £5 - Littlethorpe Potteries, Pottery Lane HG4 3LS
Wednesday 25th March 2pm-4pm An Introduction to Family History - Are you thinking about researching your family history? Not sure where to start? This half-day workshop with Harrogate based accredited family historian Pam Smith will look at: recording your information, useful sources and citations, civil registration from 1837, the Census from 1841-1911 and much more. Cost £7 including refreshments Mercer Art Gallery.
(This is a form of Gingerbread)
8oz Butter Softened
8oz caster sugar
4 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2lb medium oatmeal
2lb golden syrup
2 1/2 floz milk
Set oven to 350F or Mark 4. grease and flour an 8 inch square 2 inch deep cake tin or equivalent. Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, ground ginger, bicarbonate of soda and oatmeal and mix well together. Put the syrup and milk into a pan and mix together over a gentle heat. add gradually to the dry ingredients, mixing well to a fairly stiff consistency. Put into the tin, smooth out and bake for 45 to 60 minutes until golden. Leave in the tin to cool. When cold cut into small squares.
Kimberley Wilson & Simon Storer
owners and operators of The Camberley