East Yorkshire is guaranteed a prominent presence at this year’s International Road Races, following the recent confirmation that Lee Johnston will lead the newly formed Ashcourt Racing teams challenge.
Alongside competing on S1000RR BMW’s at TT 2019, the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix, six times International road race winner Johnston will also pilot in the Supersport encounters at the International events Yamaha’s proven, hugely successful YZF-R6 steed.
Making an accomplished return to Mountain Course competition, East Yorkshireman Michael Booth enjoyed a highly productive second TT Races campaign sealing a brace of highly creditable finishes, gaining two bronze replica trophies, plus lapping close to the 125 mph mark.
Race week for the quickest TT newcomer of 2016, began with non finishes within the RST Superbike, opening Monster Energy Supersport races.
The new 2017/18 East Yorkshire Enjoy Local Food Guide was unveiled at a recent meeting of the East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership at Bishop Burton College.
This edition marks the 15th year of the guide’s publication and is the biggest yet, running to 40 pages. The guide is packed with information on local food producers, suppliers, retailers and hospitality businesses that are proud to incorporate local produce into their menus.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s countryside access team has launched its Countryside Events 2017 programme.
From rambles and themed walks (including photography, navigation, geocaching and orienteering) to wildlife watching events; from Kids Go Wild events to workshops, conservation days and natural craft workshops – the programme includes something for everybody with an interest in the outdoors.
Residents who would like to recognise people and businesses that help make their community a better place to live have until the end of January to nominate them for an award.
People can now make nominations for the 2017 East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Chairman’s Awards which are presented to individuals and businesses that have helped improve the area over the last year.
The AA hotel star rating has been around forever. In more recent years Scores on the Doors has arrived but now, for the very first time, a star rating for minibus and coach operators is launched today and already more than 50 companies are on board with more in the process of joining.
An art gallery in Beverley is hosting a 40 year retrospective of prolific Yorkshire artist DH Smith this month and Nigel Walker of Creation Fine Arts, North Bar Within, is proud to announce that the artist himself will be giving a free talk on Friday 19th October.
British history is the order of the day on Sunday afternoon at the 10th Beverley Literature Festival. At 2pm, Helen Rappaport introduces her new book investigating the Victorian’s obsession with mourning after the death of Victoria’s beloved husband, Prince Albert.