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11 April 2019

Ripon introduce Green Scheme for 2019

Ripon Racecourse has introduced a ‘Green Scheme’ in time for the start of the 2019 season, offering discounted entry to cyclists and public transport-users with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of racedays at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse.

From the first meeting on Thursday 18th April cyclists will receive a £5 discount token for the Club or Paddock Enclosure when parking up at the bike racks provided. National Cycle Network and Cycle routes to the course, along with full details of how to collect and redeem the discount token, can be found on the Ripon Races website.

In addition, a £5 discount will also be given to racegoers who travel to Ripon from Leeds or Harrogate by bus on the raceday, with a shuttle bus also provided by the racecourse from the centre of Ripon to the track. Full details of how to take advantage of this discount can also be found here.

Jonathan Mullin, Marketing Manager of Ripon Racecourse said:

“The Climate Coalition’s #ShowTheLove campaign throughout February really hit home with us. We are ‘Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse’ and it is vital that we play our part both in terms of raising awareness of climate change but most importantly by becoming ‘greener’ ourselves.

“We thought introducing and incentivising the option of cycling to the races would be a good start, especially given the popularity of cycling in Yorkshire.

“We also realise that the lack of a train station in Ripon often leaves our racegoers feeling that they have little choice but to drive.”

Ripon also hosts an Easter Family Day on Thursday 18th April. Alongside a great afternoon of racing there will be an Easter Bunny Hunt, bouncy castle, face painting and mini-farm in the Course Enclosure, as well as free chocolate eggs for kids!

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