Tour de Yorkshire 2017
Sun 30th April 2017 at 14.05 - 16.05
Tour de Yorkshire visits Birstall
|The Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites
Tour de Yorkshire 2017 - Birstall
Sun 30th April
Birstall Luddites, Birstall in Bloom, Birstall Chamber of Trade and local businesses combined to show Birstall at its best for the honour of being on the Stage 3 route of this years Tour de Yorkshire.
The community came together after the sad events in recent past in "The Great get together".
John Sugden with Ian Blamires led the preparations for the big day.
Ian gathering, painting (with help of PPG) and fixing the bikes around Birstall. John making the roundels
for the bike wheels,
Jim and Mavis, John L, and Tony helped with the pre-tour day preparations.
Ian planting all around Birstall with Tony helping fixing bunting around the shops.
Rotarians and Birstall in Bloom all preparing for the big day.
|The big day arrived with fine weather, early start found Roberts decor on the stall looking very good.
Luddites stall was the control for the raffle and the collection of the Alzheimers Society charity buckets
the collection which rotarians did all day along together with selling raffle tickets.
15:00 and the tour caravan stopped and gave out flags and other odds and ends.
15:30 the tour leaders swept through followed minutes later by the peloton.
See the videos for a better view.
Race over - the raffle was drawn and the Alzheimers Society collection was totalled up with the help of
Sue Bardsley from the Society. John passed the monies to the Alzheimers car following the tour venues.
What a brilliant day for Birstall - the race brought the whole community together with local businesses
doing a roaring tade selling food etc..
Although an overall team effort Birstall Luddites did their part doing a very good job in the successful
day in the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire.
| Below 2 Local videos showing Birstall
| Cycling Weekly - tour cylists comments
| Official Charity for the Tour - Alzheimers Society
and Tour de Yorkshire Facebook
This Tour de Yorkshire Twitter site shows interesting info of the Tour
Tour de Yorkshire web site - Stage 3 map shows the route through Birstall
Remembrance Day - President Jeremy laid a poppy wreath at the war Memorial in Birstall St Peters cemeterydetails
Prosecco and Strawberry Afternoon
Enjoy Prosecco and Strawberries - Hosts President Margaret and Nigel at 3 Lamplands Batley, 2-4pm Â£5.details
Weekly Meeting - Club Speaker Margaret Arthurs - How I became a Dentist.
Club Speaker Margaret Arthurs - How I became a Dentist.details
Santa Sleigh collection - St Thomas Church - Sun 18th
Santa Sleigh collection - St Thomas Church - Touring Lamplands and York Road arriving at St Thomas Church Sun 18th followed by carol service.details
Kids Out to Lightwater Valley
Pupils from Fairfield School are taken for a day at Lightwater Valley.details
Luddites and partners were invited to 3 Lamplands Upper Batley at 16:00 hours for President Margaret's BBQdetails
Club Speaker John Mackail
Club Speaker John Mackail - Anniversary of D day - "The enormity of that One Day"details
Weekly meeting - Update on the Yorkshire School in Sri Lanka project.
Club speaker Robert Jackson - update on the Yorkshire School in Sri Lanka project.details
Outside Visit - Fairfield School
Visit to Fairfield School 6.45 for 7.00 Buffet will be provided (small cost).details
The club members met at the main entrance to IKEA Birstall and left there at 12:30 prompt. Walked for 1 and half hours. Lunched at Ives Blue Hills Farm at 14:30,details
Luddites at the House of Friendship
Birstall Luddites in partnership with Fairfield School at the District Conferencedetails
The Worlds Greatest Meal to Help End Polio
Batley Rotary Club held a "Worlds Greatest Meal" at their weekly meeting.details
Murder Mystery at Healds Hall Hotel in aid of Kirkwood Hospice. Includes a 3 course dinner, be a detective and work out the clues.details
Club Speakers 2015/16
Luddite Rotarian Paul Barns is the Speaker Finder. Club Speakers 2014/15. Visit this link to view the club speakers in this current Rotary year.details
Outside Visit - Emley Moor Mast
Visit to EMLEY MOOR STATION UHF transmitter site for most of Yorkshire.details
Speakers Evening John Broadhead
Birstall Luddite Rotarian John Broadhead The Great War And the Part My Father Played in itdetails
Club New Year Walk 2013
Meet 13.00 for a walk around Birkenshaw. Farm House Breakfast lunch at 14:30.details
Safari Style New Years Walk 2011
Second annual new Rotary year walk, promoting club and family friendship.details
Outside Visit -Huddersfield Astronomical Society
Club outside visit to Huddersfield Astronomical Society public open evening.details
Outside Visit - Ossett Brewery
Outside Visit to Ossett Brewery. Meet 19:30. Ossett Brewery Kings Road off Healey Road Ossett WF5 8NDdetails
Outside Visit - Fulneck Moravian Settlement.
Club visit - Tour of Fulneck Settlement Church & Museum Pudsey.details
Valentines Evening - Speaker for Batley Drop In Centre. Members reminded to bring items as requested.
Seat of Knowledge Quiz - Annual quiz for infamous Seat of Knowledge trophy
Seat of Knowlege Quiz held at Healds Halldetails