Cyclists wheel their way through the war

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CYCLISTS saddled up for a leisurely pedal through war-time history during a recent weekend.

The Bygone Bikes Yorkshire Club and Veteran Cycle Club completed a trip around the region stopping off at the site of airfields used during the conflict or memorials to those who flew.

A group of around 20 cyclists visited Elvington, Full Sutton, Pocklington, Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Breighton, Bubwith, Howden Airship Station, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Riccall, Burn and Church Fenton across the two days.

Camping at Melbourne, they were all riding bikes manufactured between 1914 and 1945 and covered over 60 miles each day.

President of Bygone Bikes Yorkshire Club, Tony Huntington of North Newbald, organised the event.

He said: “It was something I have always wanted to do. We had people from Edinburgh and the south of England join us so it was a good weekend, the weather was excellent.”