This year will be the 21st Anniversary of the Trans Pennine Trail
We're celebrating the 21st Anniversary of the Trans Pennine Trail's inaugural ride (May/ June 1989) which publically launched the route. Many of our partners, Friends and Volunteer Rangers are busy organising events as part of our year of 'TPT 21st Anniversary Celebrations' which will be listed on our events programme.
Through our links with the British Horse Society we are also pleased to announce that we're holding eleven equestrian rides along the Trail over the year to commemorate this wonderful occasion. The programme is as follows (please click on ride name to take you to the entry form):
||Saturday 24th April
||Warrington / Trafford
||Please see Note A|
||Saturday 8th May
||Saturday 7th August|
||Sunday 23rd May
||Sunday 5th September|
||Sunday 13th June
||Sunday 26th September|
||Sunday 20th June
||Saturday 16th October|
||Sunday 17th October|
Note A - The Warrington ride has now been postponed after a site vist by BHS Rep highlighted issues with the planned route. Once these issues have been addressed, the ride will be re-scheuled and our website updated accordingly. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.
We are still awaiting final details confirming on some of the rides - these will be uploaded onto the website as soon as available. Where the entry form does not yet give details of where the entry fee should be sent, please send to TPT Head Office and we will pass on to the Ride Organiser when available.
There is a £10 entry fee for each of these rides. All funds will be donated to the BHS Access Fund. Entry forms are also available from the BHS website.
PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RIDE 1 - click here
PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RIDE 2 - click here
PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RIDE 3 - click here
PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RIDE 4 - click here
PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RIDE 5 - click here
PHOTOS NOW AVAILALBE FOR RIDE 7 - click here
PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RIDE 8 - click here
PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RIDE 10 - click here
PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RIDE 9 - click hereMaps for completed guides will be available from the BHS mapping service shortly. Please visit 2010 Baton Relay - JUNE 2010
www.emagin.org for further details. Written route descriptions will be made available after each ride - please see appropriate ride page.
To ensure the celebrations reached all parts of the Trail we held our national baton relay in June. The batons travelled from the five end points of the (Hornsea, Southport, York, Leeds and Chesterfield) TPT to Barnsley, the mid point of the Trail, during June 2010. The baton was carried by a wonderful variety of local community groups including, schools, scouts, mother and toddler groups, roller skates, walkers, cyclists, horse riders, and many, many more. We are very grateful to all our partners and our Friends and Volunteer Rangers for making this event such a tremendous success. As you can imagine, we've got lots of wonderful photos from the baton relay. Please click on the areas below to take you to the photo pages.
West Lancs Knowsley Halton Manchester Barnsley Wakefield
Chesterfield North Yorkshire East Riding.
If you're on any of the photos and would like a copy or just to leave some feedback, please get in touch (01226 772574 / email@example.com ).
The following links show the route that each baton took before reaching Barnsley:
Southport to Barnsley - Green Baton Relay
Chesterfield to Barnsley - Red Baton Relay
Leeds to Barnsley - Purple Baton Relay
Hornsea to Selby - Gold Baton Relay
York to Selby - Blue Baton Relay
Selby to Barnsley - Blue and Gold Baton Relay
21st Anniversary Celebration Festival - Sunday 20th June 10am to 3.30pm
The batons reached their final destination in Barnsley, where the climax of our 21st Anniversary took place - our Celebration Festival. There was lots of activities for people to enjoy, inlcuding:
- Stunt mountain bike team display and then have a go!
- Have a go sessions at: rock climbing, Nordic walking, seated aerobics, dance mats, spinners, smoothie making by pedal power, penalty shooting against Toby Tyke.
- Health MOT checks.
- Demonstrations by mountain rescue, cheer leaders and sports clubs.
- Local information stands on places to visit on the Trail.
I'm sure you'll agree, we couldn't really let our 21st Birthday go by without a celebration. It's a fantastic opportunity to get people from all walks of life out onto the Trail and show them just what we have to offer.
It truly is something we should all be extremely proud of, so please come along and join in the fun!