This weekend, the Gough & Kelly security and stewarding teams helped more than 10,000 cyclists make the most of a sunny Sunday afternoon to enjoy the final Sky Ride of 2016 in our home county of Yorkshire.
As well as providing safety, marshalling and stewarding support, we were very proud to provide close protection bodyguards for Rio Gold medal-winning Team GB cyclists, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Katie Archibald and Philip Hindes, who were at the starting line in York to get the afternoon off to a fantastic start.
Sky Rides take place throughout the year, taking over town and city centres across the country to give cyclists of all ages and abilities the opportunity to ride safely together on a traffic-free route, free of charge.
Gough & Kelly operations director Ian Crawford says, “The rides are designed to let as many people as possible enjoy cycling at their own pace, in a relaxed environment. Every event has a designated route, which is open for a set period of time during the day so that cyclists can ride on traffic-free roads, but there’s no official start point or start time, so people can ride as much or as little of the route as they want to.
“This year’s 7km traffic-free route in York took place along York’s riverbank as well as taking in some of the city’s most famous landmarks. Our job is to keep cyclists and pedestrians safe throughout the duration of the event, as well as stewarding at the various family activity areas located throughout the city. As ever, I’m very proud of the team who worked hard to make sure the event ran smoothly.”
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