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Knaresborough Bed Race 2019

Even the drizzle did not dampen the spirits at the 54th Great Knaresborough Bed Race. In fact, someone was clearly looking down on us, as a chink of sun appeared just in time for the start of the race.

An annual fixture in the Knaresborough calendar, this slightly quirky but ever popular community event attracts visitors from far and wide. With 630 runners and passengers, 250 volunteer marshals and an estimated 1000 local people involved in decorating the beds, the race epitomises the wonderful community spirit which exists within the town.

This year, race organisers, The Knaresborough Lions, had chosen a Yorkshire theme and the entrants certainly did not disappoint. From a brilliant Great Yorkshire Show entry by Kingston White Opticians to various Gothic inspired Whitby beds, all the businesses and groups taking part had clearly spent a lot of time and effort decorating their beds. However, the coveted ‘Best Dressed’ award this year went to Richard Taylor School.

90 teams took part in the gruelling 2.4 mile course around the picturesque, but decidedly hilly, market town of Knaresborough. I decided to capture them just as they started the ascent of one of the most difficult climbs on the route.

Congratulations to the fastest men’s team GH Brooks, who completed the race in 13 minutes and 40 seconds – an impressive result given that they had to cross a rather swollen River Nidd at the end of the course – and the female champions, Ripon Runners 

Well done to all the teams who took part and a big thank you on behalf of the Knaresborough community to all those who worked so hard to make the event a success.

If you are a fan of beautiful Knaresborough, why not browse my range of Yorkshire photographic greetings cards and Christmas cards at pictur-esque.com. Knaresborough features heavily and all my designs can be fully customised for corporate use.

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Spread a little love with my Yorkshire Christmas card range

Yorkshire, Harrogate and Knaresborough Christmas Cards by Charlotte Gale

Well what an amazing few years it’s been for Yorkshire. Awards, accolades and hosts to the largest annual sporting event on Earth. With brand Yorkshire being at an all time high, there’s never been a better time to spread a bit of Yorkshire love to friends and family beyond our gorgeous county.

That’s why I have developed my Yorkshire Christmas card range. Featuring snow scenes from Knaresborough, Harrogate and Thirsk, my Yorkshire Christmas cards depict all that is great about ‘God’s Own County’.

So where can you buy my Yorkshire Christmas cards

You can buy my Christmas cards online and at selected retailers in the Harrogate District, including Zigzag on the High Street in Knaresborough, Fodder at the Great Yorkshire Showground and Oatlands Mount Post Office on Leeds Road in Harrogate. I also offer free local delivery to anyone with an HG5 postcode.

Christmas Cards for Businesses

Corporate Christmas cards continue to be an excellent way of staying in touch with customers and making sure you are at the forefront of their minds when making a purchasing decision. However, it can often be difficult to find a card design which is relevant to your business, particularly if you are based outside London. I offer both traditional and more quirky Yorkshire Christmas card designs which can be customised to feature a personal greeting and/or your company logo. These high quality photographic Christmas cards can be personalised from just £90. Costs include design, printing and envelopes. Please contact me for a no obligation quote.

Over 30 Yorkshire designs to choose from:

Yorkshire Christmas card
Knaresborough Viaduct in Snow Christmas Card
Knaresborough Christmas card Frozen Nidd Knaresborough Christmas Card Sheep Christmas card Knaresborough Christmas card Harrogate Christmas card Knaresborough Christmas cardKnaresborough Christmas Card Deer Yorkshire Christmas Card Knaresborough Viaduct in Snow Christmas CardA Christmas card featuring a photo by Charlotte Gale of Mother Shiptons Cave & Dropping Well in the snowA Christmas card featuring a photo by Charlotte Gale of Nidd Gorge near Knaresborough in the snowA Christmas card featuring a photo by Charlotte Gale of Waterside Knaresborough in the SnowKnaresborough Viaduct in the Snow Luxury Christmas CardA Christmas card featuring a photo by Charlotte Gale of The Pump Room in Harrogate at ChristmasSt Johns Church Knaresborough by night Christmas card
A Christmas card featuring a photo by Charlotte Gale of City Square in Leeds at ChristmasA photographic Christmas card featuring a photo of Knaresborough in the snow
Christmas card featuring City Square in LeedsA photographic Christmas card featuring a photo of Knaresborough in the snowA photographic Christmas card featuring a photo of Cowesby Moor near Boltby Forest in the snowLeeds Town Hall Luxury Christmas CardA Yorkshire Christmas Card featuring a Swaledale sheep Christmas tree decorationA Yorkshire Christmas Card featuring Sidney the Swaledale sheepRed Swaledale Sheep Christmas Card

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Avondale Wine Event at Bowcliffe Hall

Learn while you work … I loved photographing the Avondale wine event at the stunning Bowcliffe Hall near Bramham last week and hearing all about Johnathan’s organic production techniques back in sunny South Africa.

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