.The first PCAS event of 2023 was an illustrated talk by Graham Sykes about his steam-powered rocket bIke, Force of Nature. Graham has designed and built this machine himself, improving it in stages. It can reach 60 mph in a second and Graham hopes to eventually reach a top speed of 200 mph.
Graham has twice brought his narrowboat to the Pocklington Canal, including the bicentenary event in 2018 which celebrated the extension of navigation to Bielby. He would like to build a steam-powered narrowboat – and is aware of the 4 mph speed limit on canals.
Graham's talk was followed by a pie & pea supper. Thanks to everyone who supported this event.