A new world record in Pocklington this weekend?

East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife
East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife

Pocklington will host an attempt on a new Guinness World Record™ this weekend – as part of the Open Weekend at East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife to mark its 50th anniversary.

This Sunday afternoon (12 July), an attempt to form the longest human chain to pass through a hula hoop will be made at the leisure centre. At present, the officially recognised longest human chain to pass through a hula hoop consists of 564 participants and was achieved by Convent of Mercy secondary school (Ireland) in Roscommon Town on 16 September 2014.

Visitors to the Open Weekend will be encouraged to take part in the challenge from 2pm. Anybody wishing to take part can simply come along to the venue and join in for free!

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said : “ This is an officially recognised attempt on the World Record, and I hope that lots of people will come along to have a go! It would be great to have Pocklington on the list of record breakers!”

The Open Weekend will be the highlight of the year of celebration for East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife, and will include free taster sessions in a wide range of activities in the swimming pool for adults and children (with past members’ galas on both days); in the sports hall (including Bouncy castle, zumba, badminton, dance, Jujitsu, and baby dance); on the squash courts (including table tennis and racketball); indoor cycling and Les Mills taster classes in the function room; and the Tone Zone will be open to all, with quick health checks, special rate memberships, and competitions.

The chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Peter Turner, will visit the Open Weekend on Sunday morning.

For full details of the Open Weekend, and details of all the regular activities at East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife, as well as membership packages on offer, visit the centre, check out the website www.eastridingleisure.co.uk/francisscaife or call (01759) 305052.