Cycle day success for Boroughbridge

MP Andrew Jones with just some of the many riders who took part in the event. (1205203AM7)
MP Andrew Jones with just some of the many riders who took part in the event. (1205203AM7)

MORE than 300 people attended Boroughbridge’s Family Cycle Day at the weekend which included a 12-mile return ride to Great Ouseburn Village Hall.

The event – organised by Yore Vision and the Boroughbridge Lions and held on Sunday, May 20 – was centred around the Shared Space on Back Lane in the town and also included cycling proficiency training and demonstrations of circus tricks such as juggling and skipping on unicycles.

Boroughbridge MP Andrew Jones officially started and also took part in the ride from the town to Great Ouseburn.

He said: “With many people leading such busy lives, time spent with family and friends can often suffer. Family events such as the cycle day are so important to bring families and the local community together as well as encouraging healthy lifestyles.”

Mr Jones has supported many cycling initiatives in the Harrogate district, most recently backing the campaign to bring a leg of the Tour de France to Yorkshire.

The campaign – known as ‘Le Bid’ – is being run by Welcome to Yorkshire and people can sign the online petition in support at its webpage Back the Bid

– For more pictures, see the Ripon Gazette out Friday, May 25.