Beverley Heroic bike ride graces York and Beverley

Photo: Beverley Heroic.
Photo: Beverley Heroic.

The Beverley Heroic Bike Ride is a unique event that graces the Avon Valley each year for a weekend in October. 

The event is inspired by an old bicycle race that ran from 1987-99 and cycled along rough gravel tracks, starting in Beverley and heading to York. 

“We celebrate that race with a bike weekend,” said event director Toby Hodgson.

The event runs from October 14-15 and has been growing in numbers each year. 

“Last year, we had 500 people across the weekend visiting Beverley – that is huge!” he said. “As new groups become involved the event develops,” Mr Hodgson said. 

All bikes are invited to cycle during the weekend, including bmx, mountain bike, steel, or cyclocross. 

There will be a Retro Bike Show on Saturday at the Beverley Town Hall from 2pm and on Sunday from 10.30am-3pm there will be a historical display of race history. 

Awards will be given out for the most inventive costumes, bikes, hair and riding. 

Spectators can cheer on the event from the sidelines and see all the wacky outfits and historic bikes.

The website marks exactly where and what time the race will pass through each location: