Bring us cycling extravaganza!

The Tour of Yorkshire passing through Pocklington in 2009.
The Tour of Yorkshire passing through Pocklington in 2009.

The Post is using its pedal power to bring the new Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race to Pocklington and the surrounding area, and is urging readers to back the campaign.

The race, which will be held on 1-3 May, is expected to become a flagship cycling event in the UK in 2015, and could provide a welcome boost to the local economy and tourism in the area.

Pocklington has a long association with cycling dating back to the 19th century. The town is well known in cycling clubs as the home of an early cycling pioneer, George Herbert Stancer, who was born in Pocklington in 1878. He became a British record holder tricyclist in the 1890’s, and later broke the London to Brighton tandem record. He went on to become one of the country’s top cycling journalists.

See this week’s Pocklington Post (1 January) for the full story.