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08 July 2019

‘Visit Ripon’ Raceday set to bring City community together

Ripon Racecourse is preparing to host the second ‘Visit Ripon’ Community Raceday on Monday 15th July. Following the success of last year’s event, the day will see a number of local attractions, along with Welcome To Yorkshire joining forces at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse to showcase what they each have to offer and to collectively promote the City of Ripon as a destination.

“The City of Ripon has a very rich heritage, strong community spirit and is renowned for its customs and traditions, such as the Hornblower, Bell-Ringer, the Wakeman and the St Wilfrid Procession,” said James Hutchinson, Managing Director of Ripon Racecourse.

“We’re looking forward to having the other fantastic attractions in the area join us again, for the second ‘Visit Ripon’ Raceday, to work together and promote our wonderful corner of North Yorkshire”.

Ripon Cathedral; Newby Hall & Gardens; Ripon Museums Lightwater Valley and Fountains Abbey, which collectively attract over a million visitors to Ripon each year, will each sponsor a race on the day and will have trade stands set up on course. Racegoers can obtain information and insight about their attractions and what the City of Ripon offers.

Welcome To Yorkshire’s North Yorkshire Area Director David Shields said: “It’s wonderful to see Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse coming together with all the other local visitor attractions to celebrate and promote the area. Ripon is a perfect example of the huge variety of experiences we have on offer right across Yorkshire with so much to see and do there.

“From stunning countryside, heritage and culture and world-beating food and drink to high-octane activities and attractions and fast-paced sport, Ripon has it all and a great day out is guaranteed”.

Linda Furniss, Market Development Manager at Ripon Museums, is also embracing the opportunity: “It’s a great opportunity to promote our three museums and we will be there dressed in museum character to add fun and colour to the day”.

The racecourse recently launched a scheme to reward racegoers travelling by public transport or bicycle to their fixtures, providing a £5 off voucher as an incentive as part of their ‘Green Scheme’.

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