Great weather over the weekend brings out the crowds for bike-related fun at York Racecourse

CTC has said that good weather in over the weekend helped attract 10,000 visitors to the 67th York Cycle Show, which brought Team Green Britain Bike Week to a close at York Racecourse.

Yesterday saw a cycle parade through the streets of the historic city following a special service for cyclists at York Minster, while the racecourse played host to a range of bicycle themed attractions over the weekend, with an added feature being the arrival of a prototype Olympic torch on Saturday, reports the York Press.

Paul Hepworth, chairman of the show’s committee, said: “This is the first time for several years we have had fine weather throughout the event and it really helped draw people out of their homes to the event.

“It was a spectacular turnout with about 10,000 people in total for the two days.

“The show is one of the biggest national events for cyclists and since it started in 1945 it has encouraged thousands to pedal for pleasure.

“Again this year everyone seemed to be having a great time, including the children who took part in cycling competitive events, and the service at York Minster was very well attended.

“We hope to see the same success in 2012,” he concluded.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.