Events

The teams have challenged different indivuduals and groups in different activities that they may never have done before. To find out about the different events, taking place each day, simply scroll down...

 

Bike FEST

Sunday 16 June, Saturday Market, Beverley. 10am - 4pm

Bike FEST

This FREE Family Fun Day has a variety of activities for all ages and abilities brought to you by East Riding Council's Road Safety team, who'll be there on the day. You can try out the airbag, cycle on some wierd and wonderful bikes, race in the KMX Karts.

Free Guided Rides with PFH Productions
Why not sign up for a fun 8 mile (13km) family ride around Beverley, registration has now closed.

Who else will be there

 

Viking FM Schools Challenge

Monday 17 June, Ennerdale Hull

Viking FM Schools Challenge

The inaugral Viking FM Secondary school challenge sees 4 schools come head to head in a distance relay challenge on Ennerdale Leisure Centres Closed Loop Cycle Circuit. In the weeks leading up to the day of the event each school team will start by assembling their own bike, kindly donated by Safer Roads Humber, with the assistance of experienced bike mechanics from R-evolution.

The road safety team will be working with the pupils, who will be creating team branding. Race strategies for the day and nutritional plans to best prepare them for their first endurance cycling event.

Throughout the day when pupils aren't racing they will complete challenges set by British Cycling, Safer Roads Humber and Public Health’s Change4life team. The winning team will get to take home the 5 bikes built and raced on the day to allow their team to continue developing within school.

The schools taking part are -

  • Longcroft School, Beverley
  • Goole Academy
  • Bridlington School
  • Headlands School, Bridlington

 

The Code Breaker

Monday 17 June, Nafferton 4pm - 6pm

The Code Breaker

The road safety team have organised a codebreaker event for families of the pupils of Nafferton Primary School. As a thank you for the fantastic work the school have been doing to promote sustainable travel and the enthusiastic support they have given the road safety team throughout the year.

This cycle treasure hunt will start from the school playground, families just need to be there at 4pm to sign up and collect their map, to tackle this 4 mile quest around the village. Culminating at the school at 6pm with drinks and cakes for all participants.

 

Refugee Challenge

Tuesday 18 June, Beverley

Refugee Challenge

Now into its third year the award winning Refugee Cycle Challenge is returning bigger and better. More than 30 members of the 2019 group are taking part in an education program designed to prepare them for life on a bike in and around the East Riding of Yorkshire. Escaping war torn Syria and settling in the area has been supported with the availability of sustainable transport choices to access employment, education and culture and ease integration with communities members have settled in. Building on last years successes has seen the project attract a host of fantastic new partners for 2019 including Beverley Racecourse, Colletta and Tyson and The Treasure House (Beverley) allowing us to offer an amazing day to celebrate the project on Tuesday 18th June which will see us enjoying an exciting day out in the historic market town of Beverley. We will be looking to see much of what Beverley has to offer it’s residents using pedal power alone to create a wonderful day of experiences and activities. The day aims to empower the group to make active travel choices as they build new lives in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

We'll be visiting;

  • Treasure house-give library cards and introduction to the services available.
  • Beverley Cricket Club-Yorkshire County Cricket Club are going to deliver an introduction to cricket session
  • Beverley College-A tour of the college
  • Colletta and Tyson-Introduction into employment opportunities and an opportunity to plant a summer pot
  • Beverley Racecourse-A fantastic opportunity to have a tour of the stables and watch the races for the evening

 

Revolution Cup

Wednesday 19 June, York Sports Village

Revolution Cup

Now into its 3rd year, the R-evolution Cup have evolved in to one of out most exciting and exhilarating events during the Cycle4Life Challenge calendar.

A huge part of the Cycle4Life Challenge campaign is to promote healthy, active lifestyles and as well as encouraging active journeys, there is no better way to help address this, than through sport.

The R-evolution Cup see six teams made up from six schools from across the East Riding, given the opportunity to compete against each other in three distinct cycling disabling, including road, cyclo-cross and track, which for the first time will be staged on an Olympic sized banked velodrome.

Each school team will be going through a carefully structured and comprehensive coaching programme delivered by a British Cycling coach, to make sure each individual is fully prepared with the skills and techniques they will require for race day.

This years event hosted at the incredible facility at York Sport Village will be supported by British Cycling, Yorkshire 2019 and Viking FM.

Once again we are proud to announce that local charity, R-evolution will be title sponsor who through working in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, launch and manage the award winning school based bike libraries, allowing pupils and school communities free access to bicycles, with the ultimate aim of encouraging more people to make sustainable journeys.

If your interested in cycling on a traffic free closed cycle circuit for leisure or with the family, or looking to try cycling in a more competitive environment, please visit - www.york-sport.com/cycling/

Free Cycle Circuit Access to school teams
Click here to book your free cycle circuit session. York Sport Village have kindly arranged free access to the cycle circuit on weekends exclusively for school team members only. You must book via the link prior to attending. Places are limited on each free session, so please only book if you guarantee attending.

 

'The Wolds 100' - school staff 100km cycle challenge

Thursday 20 June, Driffield

The Wolds 100

School staff from across the East Riding (many of whom do not cycle regularly) will be inspiring their pupils and school communities by taking part in the appropriately named 'The Wolds 100'. A cycle challenge that sees staff take a 100km grand tour across the magnificent Yorkshire Wolds. The ride itself travels along some of East Riding's most beautiful county lanes as well as passing through a number of prominent market towns and villages and of course it wouldn't be a challenge without taking in a few leg stretching climbs.

This years route, the most challenging to date, will once again take in a number of school visits throughout the day to help spread the Cycle4Life message and to further inspire children and their families to take to two wheels more often and to make more sustainable journeys by bike.

On the day staff will be supported and guided on the roads by the Cycle4Life team and local charity, R-evolution will once again be offering technical assistance to keep all the riders moving. Viking FM our media partner will also be on the ground following the progress of the group.

Cycling is an incredible, fully inclusive activity that is available to everyone regardless of ability, gender, age or background and East Riding has a incredible landscape to explore by bike. From the breath taking coast line through to beautiful undulating Yorkshire Wolds, peppered by historic market towns and stately homes all linked by a network or well maintained county lanes.

 

The Wheelie Big Day

Friday 21 June

The Wheelie Big Day

CHALLENGING ALL SCHOOLS & COLLEGES IN THE EAST RIDING! Be in with a chance to win a VIKING FM school disco!

The Road Safety team challenge YOU this year!

Schools are being asked to think of an idea to get more people travelling in a fun, healthy and sustainable way on Friday 21st June. It doesn't just have to be about bicycles, you can promote scooters, roller skates or even skateboards.

All we ask is that you create a fun day for everyone in school and the team will pick the school with the best idea to win the VIKING FM school disco and may even come out to visit you on the day with the Viking FM street team.

To be in with a chance of winning, a member of staff from the school will need to register using the form below and tell us your idea and what you plan to do on Friday 21st June as part of the Cycle 4 life week.

Once you have registered, your school will receive a pack of stickers to hand out on the day. The teams will be keeping an eye on twitter that day so post pictures and videos of your activities using #cycle4life2019 and you may just get a visit either from the road safety team or the Viking FM street team.

Winners of the disco to be announced by Friday 28th June.

Some ideas to get you started:

  • Cycle/scoot around the school field or playground-you could try and cycle the distance of one of the stages of Tour de Yorkshire!
  • Bling your wheels-decorate your bike/scooter/skateboard and bring to school
  • Wheelie healthy breakfast - make healthy breakfasts for all those who come to school on wheels (people powered wheels though!)

If you are still stuck for ideas or have any questions you can contact us:
email: road.safety.training@eastriding.gov.uk
Tel: 01482 395610