Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.
Jonathan Cowap spoke to a local this morning live on his morning show in connection with Rosedale’s preparation for the Tour De Yorkshire. We have much planned in the dale: land art, cycling to create electricity and so many projects involving many, many folks in the dale. If your coming up to watch the race on The Cote de Rosedale Abbey there will be ample organised parking spots and plenty of refreshments to enjoy after the riders have passed by.
Pic of riders on The Cote de Rosedale Abbey on yesterday’s WTY Media Ride
There they go over to the moors riding the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire photo by Ena Dent of Craven Farm. Gary Verity and a team of top cycling journos passed though the village today, testing the route and enjoying the new road surfaces.
A meeting is planned for 6pm on Monday 23 March in the Rosedale Abbey Community School with the intention of organising Rosedale’s activities in support of the Tour of Yorkshire which will be swinging through the dale on 1 May.
Anyone with ideas of how to make the day a memorable one for all who live here and for our many visitors on that day are welcome to attend. Please give Ena Dent a call on 01751 417506 to confirm your attendance.
As part of British Science Week, the Rosedale Community Primary School recently won £400 in the Science Council’s small rural school category for a project exploring the use of human energy to produce light.
The boys and girls of the school and their power generator
Kai Fordham-Brown (fourth from left), and the man with the spanner, explained how they had connected a pulley from the rear wheel of a bicycle to a car alternator to charge a battery which in turn was used to power a light display.
It is hoped that the prize money will be used for a school visit to the Science Museum in London later this year. Also the school are planning on setting up a similar display on the village green to coincide with the Tour of Yorkshire when it flashes through the village on 1 May.
Although we had no riders in the Tour de France, Rosedale was represented by Maggie Barraclough, Mike Hutton and Shirley Tyrell who added to the sparkle and success of the Le Grand Depart by acting as Tour Makers over both Yorkshire stages.
Maggie, Mike and Shirley at Littleborough, Cragg Vale on Stage 2
Did anyone spot them? Hard to miss in all that lovely bright kit!
On Saturday afternoon, 1 June, a female cyclist came off at speed going down the very steep hill of Heygate Bank. The police, a road ambulance crew and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance were called in.
The police and ambulance crew at the scene
The casualty was moved by the ambulance to the helicopter waiting in the field below Foster’s farm.
About to load the casualty
The police are investigating the cause of the accident, but the disgraceful state of the roads in Rosedale may have been a contributing factor, according to a source at the scene of the incident.
Take off for the Major Trauma Centre at the James Cook Hospital
Donations to help the vital work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance can be made at http://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/donate/
Event now booked for 23rd June 2013.
Entries will be available through British Cycling.
The Moor Tour was a new Cyclo Sportive event in 2012 taking place in the North Yorkshire Moors organised by MJS Outdoors.
With a choice of two challenging routes of either 100 miles or 100km (60 miles), starting and finishing just outside Stokesley on the North edge of the moors.
A gruelling test of rider stamina through beautiful countryside and rugged moorland, the routes take in a number of the most challenging climbs in the moors and will reward you with some great downhill sections.
Both routes come through Rosedale and up Chimney bank the steepest public road in England !
for more info or to enter…http://www.themoortour.co.uk/index.php
Stage 12 of the highly prestigious Tour of Spain (known as La Vuelta a Espana – or usually just as the Vuelta – and second only to the Tour de France although in fact a tougher race than the TdF) finished with a short but very steep climb. (The final kilometre took the world’s best climbers racing flat out almost 5 minutes.)
Highlights are shown on ITV4 each evening and to illustrate the severity of the short final climb the commentators suggested there is an equivalent climb in Britain – our own Chimney Bank.
This programme is watched by huge numbers of cycling fans so perhaps we can expect to see more cyclists visiting to attempt our challenging climb. The Chain Breaker !
Also if you wan to ‘Back Le Bid’ and support Visit Yorkshire’s work in bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire, cast your vote here