Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Each year, Knaresborough CC helps out with the registration of the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride (GYBR) which sees 2,000 people cycle from Wetherby to Filey in aid of various well-deserved charities.

We are looking for parents to help join the group from KCC at Wetherby racecourse on Saturday 17th June – it involves checking the riders off a list and giving them their number – very straightforward. It’s an early start but it great fun and it is very rewarding sending the cyclists on their way with some well chosen words of encouragement!

If you are able to help out from about 6.50am on Saturday 17th June, please get in touch and we will provide more information about the event. Most of the cyclists have set off by about 9.30-10am so it is only for a short time in the morning.

We would really appreciate your support and look forward to hearing from you.

Please email Richard at

Mike Bore

We are saddened by the news that Mike Bore died on Tuesday at the age of 69.  Mike played for Yorkshire and won two County championships with Nottinghamshire before coming to Knaresborough to play and coach.  He trained many of our coaches as well as helping to develop the techniques of young cricketers at KCC and with the Nidderdale Taverners’ teams.  He was most recently at the ground only last Saturday.  Our thoughts are with Ann, Chris and Suzanne.  His funeral is on Friday, 12.30pm at St John’s Church, Knaresborough.

Mike Yorkshire Post obituary

Mike Nottingham Post Obituary

Cycle ride for Motor Neurone Disease

On 29th April, Debbie Howard, Andy and Vern are embarking on a 240-mile cycle ride from London to York to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Deb and Andy will be on their tandem – if you don’t want to sponsor us for cycling, feel free to sponsor us for four days of non-stop bickering about who’s trying hardest… Big Vern is coming over from Switzerland to join the adventure and attempt to keep the peace.

So please support us if you can. If you don’t, we may be forced to post lots of unattractive photos of our over-50 bodies in Lycra.

It’s four years now since our lovely mum/mum-in-law died of motor neurone disease. During her illness, the MNDA provided invaluable support to our family – information, advice and specialist equipment that made a real difference on a day-to-day basis. At the same time as helping families like ours, the Association is funding groundbreaking research to try to move closer to a cure for this devastating disease. Mum loved her bike, so a cycle ride in her memory seems fitting.

Please visit the Just Giving page if you’d like to support MND