Some of the finest British motor engineering and design will be on display in central York when the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts’ Club will roll out a fleet of vehicles for all to inspect. The exhibition is being held by way of thanks to the city for support given to a club member who fell ill at York Racecourse last year.
A range of over 20 Rolls Royce vehicles will be displayed in York’s city centre on Sampson’s Square on Sunday 1 September, as a celebration of great British engineering. City of York Council is supporting the event which will feature both new and vintage Rolls Royces.
Over 20 fascinating club cars will be coming along accompanied by around 60 members of the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club. These include a beautiful 20hp RR 1928 Barker Tourer and a lovely RR 20hp 1926 Park Ward Saloon. A new local member from York, John Benson, will be bringing along his ‘new’ car – a Bentley Continental 2006!
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Summer Fair on The Green in Acomb
DATE: Sat 24 Aug
TIME: 1pm to 4pm
VENUE: Acomb Green
COST: Free entry
Join us at City of York Council’s final summer fair for a traditional afternoon out.
On Saturday 14 September York will be hosting it’s first big bike ride event, Sky Ride York. In partnership with British Cycling, the City of York Council is hoping this free event will encourage more people in York to get on their bikes and ride for fun.
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The Sky Ride will take in some of York’s most famous landmarks and picturesque views including Clifford’s Tower, York Minster and Rowntree Park. Residents and visitors will be able to ride the traffic free route from 10:30am until 4pm.
The first 1,000 cyclists that register for Sky Ride York will be entered into a prize draw to win a signed Team Sky jersey. This exclusive prize has been signed by the 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome and other members of Team Sky Pro Cycling. To register for Sky Ride York, visit www.goskyride.com/YorkSkyRide.
This summer York residents can also enjoy taking part in a series of free guided bike rides with Sky Ride Local. Guided by friendly British Cycling Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes, they’re a great way to get out and see your local area on two wheels. With different levels, there are rides for all abilities – whether you’re building your confidence or already comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge. To book you and your family onto one of these fun local bike rides, visit goskyride.com/York
To get more women on their bikes, British Cycling’s Breeze network is also coming to York. Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding their bikes for fun. The aim is to help thousands more women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride, to find out more about Breeze, visit breezebikerides.com
To find out more about cycling in York go to www.york.gov.uk/getyorkcycling
There’s one last chance for a family fun day at a summer fair before the schools go back, and this time it’s at Acomb Green on Saturday, 24 August. The last of the summer fairs held across the city’s parks and open spaces is organised by the Friends of Acomb Green and City of York Council’s Ranger Service and will take place from 1pm to 4pm.
This year’s attractions will include a bouncy castle, climbing wall, live music (including ‘have a go’ sessions) refreshments, community stalls and ice creams.
The highlights of the afternoon will be a falconry display showcasing various different birds of prey and a fun dog show, which is free to enter and with prizes to be won!
Admission to the event is free of charge and many activities are free. There is no parking available on site so please leave your car at home and come along on foot, by bike or use public transport.
For more information contact Jenny Cairns, Ranger at City of York Council on 07833 436832, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the Rangers’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofYorkCouncilRangerService
Acomb Green is situated on Wetherby Road / York Road near Front Street.
A special event is being held in Newgate Market in aid of a variety of local charities.
St. Leonards Hospice, the RSPCA and the British Heart Foundation will each be selling their wares in Newgate Market and will be driving a hard bargain to help raise funds for the charities on Tuesday 20 August.
The stalls will be open from 10am and is part of Accelerating Enterprise, a partnership between York CVS, York Cares and Your Consortium, which provides services to the voluntary and community sectors and aims to share resources and maximise the income that each charity receives.