News  - Summer 2019 


After giving it some considerable thought, the decision has been made to postpone the Tadcaster Soapbox Challenge indefinitely.

Please rest assured that this wasn't a decision that was taken lightly and involved a lot of discussions as to how and when such an event could work best for the community of Tadcaster .


TEMPT was set up with the sole purpose to help the town by producing events that all can enjoy. There are many factors that go into deciding what to do and when to do it and logistics such as road closures or disruption are always at the forefront of any planning. 

Events such as the Lantern Festival or the Carnival Parade run on a rolling road closure which means that traffic is able to move more freely around the town and the restrictions are less damaging.

The Soapbox Challenge requires a full road closure for around 6 hours. In most normal years, this wouldn't cause too much of a disruption within the town, but as our event was due to take place 2 weeks before the UCI para-cycling event, we are aware that 2 full road closures so close together would not be in the best interests of the town. We, as a community group, have no control over the UCI but we can manage out own events to suit us all best. So the call to delay the event was made with everyone in mind. 
We desperately want the soapbox to work for the town and we know that it will be an incredible event when it does happen, but we are working on trying to serve as many of the residents and businesses in the town as we can. 

We will keep everyone informed on how plans are going and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. For any further information please contact kirsty on kirsty@tadcasterevents.com
















On Saturday 21st September, Tadcaster will join 3 other host towns in the region to host a start for the 2019 World paracycling championship. Hosting such an event is a huge scoop for the town as this race will also be an olympic qualifying race, seeing athletes from this event compete in Tokyo 2020. 

As a town we want to warmly welcome all of the athletes and look forward to providing a day that all the community will enjoy. TEMPT will be hosting the community element of the day with lots of exciting things planned. Manor Farm (soon to become The Barn) will hosting a series of activities including skate park, movie night and craft activities. On the day itself Kirkgate will be the centre of the community hub, with stalls and activities for all to enjoy. Visit our UCI page for the most up to date information here

We want to encourage and welcome as many visitors to the town as we can so please do keep an eye out for all information on the event. To find out exactly what the UCI race is visit their website here 




Following its recent refurbishment, Manor Farm Centre is now back up and running on the corner of St Josephs Street and Leeds Road.

Manor Farm is now under new management and will re-launch as The Barn on Saturday 7th September 2019. David Gluck of Tadcaster and Rural CIC is now the CEO and centre manager.

The Barn will breathe new life into the Manor Farm building by hosting new clubs and groups whilst also being the home of the new Skate Park. There are already a number of groups in permanent residence at the building including The Bridge Project and Tadcrafters.


Moving forward The Barn will look to be a hub of activity in the town offering a space for community cinema, fitness classes, kids clubs and much more. To view the current timetable of events please see here


Dame Sarah Storey visited Manor Farm in Tadcaster to chat to some local school children about the UCI Para-Cycling event. 
She was greeted by Mayor Steve Cobb (left) and Manor Farm director David Gluck along with children from local primary schools. 


You can pop along to Manor Farm on 
St Josephs street in Tadcaster any time during the week. 

David is in the office Mon-Fri 9-5

and Kirsty is there most Thursdays 9-3


21st September UCI Para-Cycling race
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UCI para-cycling international 2019

Tadcaster is to be a host town for the 2019 UCI para-cycling championships.


Tempt Director 


Project Manager 

David Gluck is chief executive officer of Tadcaster & Rural Community Interest Company and has, for the past 6 years, worked extensively in the Selby district helping groups deliver local initiatives. 

Kirsty Perkins has worked on a number of events in the town and was part of the original committee who brought back Tadcaster Carnival in 2012. Since then she has helped on a variety events not only in Tadcaster but the surrounding areas. 


We are always looking out for people

to help us with our events, from 

stewards & marshalls to performers. 

If you would like to volunteer for us 

please get in touch. 

Tempt is made up of a group of individuals, all of whom live or work in Tadcaster. Every member of TEMPT has worked on or had experience in the variety of events hosted in Tadcaster, each bring with them their own set of skills and experience to make sure that we produce the best possible events we can. 

In 2018 Tempt were announced runners up at the North Yorkshire Councils Community Awards ceremony.

The awards are an annual event recognising the work done by volunteers and groups in the county, helping make a difference in their community. 
David, Kirsty and Steve from the Tempt team attended the awards and were honoured to receive the nomination. "Tempt was only formed a short time ago following the collapse of the bridge, so to already be nominated for this award feels like a huge achievement for all of us on the team" said Kirsty following the event. 
For more information on what Tempt do and how to get involved click here

seen here L-R Councillor Carl Les, leader of North Yorkshire County Council, David Gluck, Kirsty Perkins and Councillor Steve Cobb from Tempt, Councillor Robert Windass, vice Chair of North Yorkshire County Council and Kim Leadbeater, from the Jo Cox Foundation. 

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    TEMPT ​

    Manor Farm 
     St Josephs Street

    LS24 9HA


    Monday  - Friday 

    10am - 5pm


    TEL: 07905 766831




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