English Civil war dress 3rd Oct 2013

A costumed, hands-on talk on the fashion and equipment of a 17th century soldier, by Battlefield historian and English Civil War musketeer Russell Marwood

Location: The Council Chamber, Guildhall

Time: 19:30 – 21:00

Cost: £5 Adults, £4 Concessions

Local Battlefield Historian and English Civil War musketeer Russell Marwood will give a costumed, hands-on talk on the fashion of a 17th century soldier as well as a run-down on the equipment he would have taken to war and how it all worked. Also told will be the story of Yorkshire during 1644, a momentous year which saw the Siege of York and the Battle of Marston Moor. Pre-booking advised.

19:00 doors open for a 19:30 start.

To Book your tickets ring 01904 615505.

Festival of cycling 14th Sep 2013 – 15th Sep 2013

Get ready for the York Festival of Cycling, Rowntree Park. Browse the many different types of bikes there are, and try a few out to see how different they can be!

Every day

Location: Rowntree park, York, YO23 1JQ

Cost: FREE

Get ready for the world of bikes and cycling that will be held in Rowntree Park for the York Festival of Cycling. Browse the many different types of bikes there are, and try a few out to see how different they can be!

Watch stunts by show riders, Join a free guided ride on a bicycle, a KMX Kart or a rickshaw tricycle along scenic routes within rowntree park and york.

Flyball on the Knavesmire 13th Sep 2013

Flyball is the most unique and exciting dog sport invented, it is fast, colourful and thrilling!

Location: Knavesmire Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX

Cost: £35 per entry

Flyball is the most unique and exciting dog sport invented, it is fast, colourful and thrilling!

Come to the Knavesmire Racecourse, York and enjoy a fantastic day watching a number of different races, see your favourite dogs, place a bet if you wish and enjoy the Racecourse food and drink on a thrilling family day out.

For more information, go to the British Flyball Association websit http://www.flyball.org.uk/

Government technology business experts in York on Thursday

York is to to welcome highly regarded technology speakers who will share their knowledge with York firms over a free business lunch on Thursday 5 September.

To register your attendance visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7239201647.

The event will see Jonathan Mitchener and Nick Bassett speak to York firms about their experiences with The Technology Strategy Board.

The Government backed Technology Strategy Board drives high-impact investments in innovation projects and businesses across the UK, with a headline budget of £500m a year.
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Look like a winner with Sky Ride – Saturday 14 September

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York cyclists may not have the speed or stamina of winning professional athletes but those signing up to York’s Sky Ride soon will at least have the chance of looking like one.

The first 1000 participants to sign up for the event will be entered into a free prize draw to win a Team Sky jersey signed by 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome and his supporting team. The Sky Ride takes place on Saturday 14 September and numbers are increasing quickly.

The festival takes place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September from 10.30am, finishing at 5pm Saturday and 4pm Sunday. More information can be found at http://www.festivalofcycling.org.uk/

Anyone wanting to sign up for Sky Ride York should go to www.goskyride.com/York

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Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon 20th Oct 2013

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The most exciting new running event to hit the UK in 2013 arrives in Yorkshire! The Yorkshire Marathon takes runners through the City of York and its countryside in the countries biggest marathon
Location: York, Yorkshire

Details http://www.theyorkshiremarathon.com/

The most exciting new running event to hit the UK in 2013 arrives in Yorkshire!

The highly-anticipated Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon takes runners through the City of York and its picture perfect countryside in the county’s biggest marathon to date for this year.