Thanks to Karen Darley at the Gazette & Herald for the opportunity to feature the work of the Ryedale Cycle Forum.
The agenda for the next meeting of the Ryedale Cycle Forum on 14 July is now available.
See the minutes page for the agenda and previous minutes https://getryedalecycling.com/cycle-forum/minutes/
Mike Hawtin will also provide an update on the North York Moors Cycle Way signage project and Whitby to Staithes cycle link.
If you want to take part in the meeting, we need to send you a specific invitation to a Microsoft Teams meeting, so please email Craig Nattress to request the invite, no later than 13 July.
The next Ryedale Cycle Forum meeting will be held on-line, using Zoom, Tuesday 2nd June 10am.
If you haven’t used Zoom before, it is really easy. You just need to have a camera and microphone on your mobile, tablet or PC. and to do a very quick download in advance of the meeting, using a zoom link invitation that we will send you.
If you want to take part in the meeting, we need to send you a specific invitation, so please email Helen Gundry firstname.lastname@example.org, to request the invite, the sooner the better, and no later than 29th May.
Ryedale Cycle Forum are currently preparing a suggestions document to Highways England for potential improvements to the A64 for safer cycle crossing points between York and Scarborough. Please feed in any comments to the plan.
Here is some news about taking cycles on trains locally. Please note we have only just received notice of the consultation, due to volunteer sickness, but it closes mid-February.
1. Northern Trains have begun driver training between York and Scarborough, for their additional local service which will slot between Transpennine Express services. Likely start of public services May 2020. Should be 2 unreservable bike spaces per train.
2. At a recent meeting of the Cycle Rail forum for the North
Transpennine Express were canvassing views on how to make best use of electronic cycle reservations on the new Nova trains to and from Scarborough.
Transpennine Express are seeking feedback from users on the best way to utilise the facility on new trains to indicate above cycle spaces whether they are pre-booked for whole or part of the journey. Pre-booking some time ahead obviously offers advantages to cycle-users planning a trip who need to be certain to have a reserved space. The options identified by TPE are:
Option 1: 4 cycle spaces reservable up to 15 minutes before TRAVEL with no reservation information displayed on the train;
Option 2: 2 cycle spaces reservable up to 15 minutes BEFORE TRAIN DEPARTS FROM ORIGIN with reservation information displayed on train and a further 2 cycle spaces reservable before travel with no reservation information displayed on the train; or
Option 3: 4 cycle spaces reservable up to 15 minutes before train departure from origin with reservation information displayed on the train in full.
Please respond directly to Charlie French at TPE, Charlie is at: Charlie.French@firstgroup.com.
Please reply by mid February.
The next meeting of Ryedale Cycle Forum will be on Tuesday 10th September, 10.30 – 12.30 in Meeting Room 1, at Ryedale House. Anyone with an interest in cycling is welcome to attend. The Minutes of the previous meeting, and the Agenda for the 10th will be on the website shortly. Please let Helen Gundry know if you have any agenda items, her email is email@example.com , or phone 07960 160130. Hope to see you there