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Ripon on wheels 2014 – gearing up for cycling fun

Adults and children of all ages are set for a ‘wheely’ good time at a brand new cycling event which rides into Ripon on Saturday 29th March. ‘Ripon on Wheels’, which takes place between 11.00am-3.00pm, will celebrate all things pedal powered and offer a whole host of fun things to see and do for the whole family.

This free event, which has been organised by the Ripon Minster ‘My Neighbourhood’ Project will see activities taking place in a number of locations across the town.

Skateboarders, scooter riders, skaters and BMX cyclists will be able to experience the thrills of a mobile skate park at Victoria Grove car park while listening to the sounds of a live DJ. Ripon library will also be hosting a number of fun events, organised by North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and North Yorkshire Police, promoting cycle safety and security.

The Workhouse will see Harrogate Borough Council’s ‘Fit 4 Fun’ team leading a family bicycle ride, while Councillor Mick Stanley, the Mayor of Ripon, will be urging people with a creative flair to bring along their bikes for a ‘decorate your bike’ competition. The Red Triangle Drama Group will also be thrilling the crowds throughout the day.

Community House will be staging a family friendly construction zone for the kids, while Harrogate’s Borough Council’s Sports Development team will be providing free’ learning to cycle’ tasters for both children and adults.

The Prison & Police Museum’s special activities include a ‘Bobby on the Bike’ exhibition looking at the story of Police officers from the 1920s to the present day, while justice will prevail at the Courthouse Museum, where visitors will be encouraged to take part in the ‘Horse and Cart’ historic court case.

Councillor Pat Jones, Harrogate Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Sports said: “The district certainly seems to have been seized by Tour de France fever. With this in mind it is the perfect time to hold a community event which is not only a fabulous day out for all the family full of wonderful things to see and do, but also one which provides invaluable bicycle safety and security advice. So why not bring your bikes, scooters or skateboards and take part in the fun activities.”

For more information contact Ripon Museum Trust on 01765 690799 or visit

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