The East Riding will welcome some of the world’s top cyclists, including Olympic silver medallist and UCI Road World Championship winner Mark Cavendish, on Thursday, 3 May when Beverley hosts the start of both the men’s and women’s Tour de Yorkshire.
Thousands of spectators are expected to line the race route in the East Riding as the peloton races through the area, taking in a number of towns and villages including Tour de Yorkshire debutants Howden and Hornsea.
Beverley in Bloom, a subgroup of Beverley Town Council has started preparing the town to look its best for this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom Finals competition.
This is the first year that Beverley in Bloom have been selected to go forward to RHS Britain in Bloom, following the successes at regional level over the past few years, where Beverley in Bloom attained Gold, overall large town category winners for two years running and also the Yorkshire Rose Certificate in 2017 for best overall town.
Town progressed into the semi final of the East Riding Senior Cup for the first time in their history after a hard fought win against Hessle Rangers at Longcroft.
Town started with a strong wind behind and looked to make the most of this. However they were dealt an early blow when midfielder Ben Thomson injured his ankle and had to be replaced by Kegan Rose after only 10 minutes.
The match between Beverley Town and Pickering looked evenly poised when it to fell victim to the weather.
Visitors Pickering made 159-8 thanks to an unbeaten 43 from Colin Franks and 32 from Mike Brown whilst Matthew Mudd took 3-33. In reply the home side had reached 97-4 with Brad Dobson making 34 and Tim Whincup (4-26) taking all four wickets to
Beverley Town Football Cub return to action this weekend as they travel to Cottingham for their Humber Premier League game against East Riding Rangers.
Town are just one place above Rangers in the table with five points separating the sides. Having played two more games than Rangers this is a match Town boss Rich Jagger and his side must win if they are to continue to climb the table.