Dec 10

Boxing Day 10

Hello Hull Thursday!

I think quite a few people already know about this but, if it has escaped you, here is the information about the revival of the Boxing Day 10 which is being organised by Adam Irwin.

It sounds fabulous, check out the Facebook page:


Entries to the event are open, book in quickly to help the organisation.

The form is attached below or pick up from Star Bikes on Willerby Road.

Boxing Day 10 Entry Form (pdf opens in new window)


Email the completed form to KirkellaBoxingday10@hotmail.com or deliver to 76 Main St, Willerby or to Star Bikes.


One of the big differences of the “race” this year compared the event many of you remember is that the whole day is going to be a charity event.

A very close friend of mine has been diagnosed with “sarcoma” cancer and all of the money raised will be given to him and his wife to donate to the charity of their choice. This disease has touched us all in some way and I’m hoping we can make a shed load of money to help research and other very important work that these charity’s do.

The entry fee will cover my costs to British Cycling, it will include your food supplied at the pub and about half of your tenner will be going to charity.

As well as prizes for the actual event there is going to be a huge fundraising raffle, with some seriously impressive prizes donated by all the local bike shops (not just my family’s) and a lot of other local businesses.


The “race” HQ is going to be WheatSheaf in Kirkella (link at bottom of how to find it)

The landlady Victoria has kindly agreed to let us have the run of the place for a few hours and is going to be supplying food for everyone. Chicken curry, chips and bread rolls, there is a secure area for all the bikes and a huge car park!


Boxing Day 11am – expected to be all finished by 2-3pm although feel free to stay in the pub all day.


The format for the “race” is going to be a ten-mile route comprising of two five-mile loops up into Swanland and back.

The exact route is still to be confirmed due to insurances and risk assessments but I’m confident what I want to do will be allowed by the authorities. The roads will be quiet and the course will be fully marshalled.

Riders will be going off individually but can ride in groups if you want. I’m also introducing a new five-mile ride for non-cyclists and for people who would like to get involved with younger children.

Fancy dress is optional but the big ticket prizes are for the outfits not the times. I have decided to just make it fancy dress with no theme, so come in whatever you want. Just be fabulous!

John Lockwood and his wife Lynn have confirmed they will be running the mince pie and whiskey stop (soft drinks available too) and stopping will be mandatory!

Times will be recorded but expect a decent amount of ribbing if you turn up on your low-pro TT bike and try and set a PB.

Much love the organising team x


How to find the Wheatsheaf:

Directions to The Wheatsheaf from Google Maps