Saturday, 28 June 2014

Above: BBC TV Look North presenter Harry Gration opened Silsden Methodist Church's Bike Festival on June 28. The festival, featuring model bikes created by community groups, is open this weekend and next. Harry, who joined a festival service at the church, told those present: "You have a very special community here in Silsden." He had been impressed when he called at Silsden with colleague Amy Garcia during their Tour de Yorkshire tandem ride for Sport Relief in March. Harry is pictured above with Silsden Methodist Minister the Rev Ruth Crompton. The wooden bikes for the festival were produced at Fab Lab, Keighley. The following exhibits adorned the church.
Above:Team Youth, decorated by members of the Methodist Church's BUDZ group.

Above: Margaret Snell's tribute to Britain's Tour de France winners Chris Froome (2013) and Bradley Wiggins (2012).
Above: Robin Feather, decorated by Janet Smith.
Above: Brenda Bear, decorated by the MOMS Group as a tribute to founder Brenda Carey, who died recently.
 Above: Daddy Messi, made by children of the Methodists' Messy Church.
Above: Team Short, by Tanya and Lucy Short.
Above: Silsden Methodist Church Shell Club member Jessica Hodgson and her mum Lucy are pictured by the Team Fish bike, decorated by club members.
Above: Speedy Rider by John Brown.
Above: Christian Sticker, decorated by Methodist Church members. 
Above: Banksy by William Jowitt.
Above: Memories by residents of the Gables Rest Home.
Above: Team Stokes by Steeton Methodist Junior Church.
Above: Baby Messi by Messy Church children.
 Above: Emz Cavendish by Emily Clark.
Above: Sandy Rider by Eileen Jowitt.
Above: Con Joiner by the Contact Club members.
Above: Pam Spencer admires Team Greenwood by Youth Club members.
Above: Team Amnesty by Silsden Amnesty Group.
Above: Arty Cobbydale by Silsden Art Club members. 
Above: John Shepherd by Junior Church members.
 Above: Junior Messi by Messy Church children.
Above: "Ey by gum, wait for me", by Enid Hyde.
Above: Noah Carpenter by Eileen Jowitt.