Activities this summer in Howden, Market Weighton, Pocklington and Goole : Active Towns in the East Riding

Thu, 12 Aug 2021

East Riding of Yorkshire Council's Active Towns project has lots of activities this summer for residents of Howden, Market Weighton, Pocklington and Goole, aimed at encouraging and supporting communities and residents to be more physically, mentally and socially active. 

Activities include: 

Bike libraries: 

Those who would like to try cycling for free should come along to the Active Towns bike library in their town. A bike library gives the chance to loan a bike either on the day or for two weeks, or a month. Bike libraries also offer cycle accessories such as helmets and high visibility clothing, so users can enjoy their ride safely and with confidence. There will also be access to bike maintenance workshops, all free of charge. 

A range of men's, ladies' and children's road, hybrid and mountain bikes will be available to loan. Users can choose to loan a bike on the day for a maximum of two hours; however the bike must be collected and returned to the library within the event time. 

The Active Towns bike library is for residents living in Pocklington, Market Weighton, Goole and Howden. On arrival, users will be asked to fill out a form with some basic contact details. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Users should wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes to cycle in. All safety accessories are provided but users can bring their own if they choose to do so. 

To avoid disappointment, book a bike in advance by calling the R-evolution bike charity on 01482 84442.

Meet the All Ride team: 

Across the week commencing 23 August at each of the Bike Libraries, there will be the chance to meet the All Ride team and explore a range of their adapted bikes and find out more about the service.  


A bike library will be at Pocklington Market located on Market Place between 10am and 3pm on: 

  • Tuesday, 17 August 
  • Tuesday, 24 August (Bike library session taking place at the Pocklington Rugby Club, Burnby Lane - All Ride - adapted bikes also in attendance) 
  • Tuesday, 31 August 

Market Weighton 

A bike library will be at the Market Hill Car Park in Market Weighton between 10.00am and 3.00pm on: 

  • Wednesday, 18 August 
  • Wednesday, 25 August (Bike library session taking place at the Memorial Play Park, behind the Town Council Office All Ride - adapted bikes also in attendance) 
  • Wednesday, 1 September 


A bike library will be at West Park in Goole between 10am to 3pm on: 

  • Thursday, 19  August 
  • Thursday, 26  August (All Ride - adapted bikes also in attendance) 
  • Thursday, 2  September 


A bike library will be at Ashes Playing Field in Howden between 10.00pm and 3.00pm on: 

  • Monday, 16 August 
  • Monday, 23 August (All Ride - adapted bikes also in attendance) 

Led Rides 

Join the Road Safety Team on a nice relaxing led ride by qualified cycling leaders, suitable for ages 5+years of age.  Places are limited and must be booked in advance (minimum age 5+)- children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. To book your place, call 01482 395610 or email road.safety.training@eastriding.gov.uk.  

Rides take place on: 

  • Tuesday, 17 August - Pocklington - easy/ steady 2 hour ride. Meet at Pocklington Rugby Club for a 10am start.  


  • Monday, 23 August - Howden, The Ashes - easy/ steady 2 hour ride. Meet at the Active Towns family fun day area on the Ashes for a 10am start. 

  • Thursday, 26 August - Goole - easy / steady 2 hour ride.  Meet at West Park for a 10am start.  

Join in at the Active Towns Family Fun Days  

There will be a series of family fun days with activities to keep the family busy over the school holidays. Come along meet the team and join in games and fun.  

Monday, 23 August - @ Howden, The Ashes - 11am to 3pm - activities include: slacklines, tennis, balance bikes and adapted bikes. 

Tuesday, 24 August -  @Pocklington Rugby Club - 11am to 3pm activities include croquet, connect 4, tug of war and adapted bikes.  

Wednesday, 25 August -  @ Market Weighton, Memorial Play Park, behind Town Council Office - 11am to 3pm - activities include: slacklines, tennis, and adapted bikes. 

Thursday, 2 September - @ Goole, West Park - 11am to 3pm - activities include: Slacklines, tennis, and balance bikes. 

For more information on the Active Towns initiative and events please visit www.activetowns.co.uk or contact active.towns@eastriding.gov.uk

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