My Yorkshire: Richard Day, co-founder of Onstate
Richard Day is the co-founder and creative director at Leeds-based e-commerce specialists, Onstate.
Where do you live/where are you from?
I live in the village of Skelmanthorpe near Huddersfield. I’m originally from Ossett.
What is your favourite place to visit in Yorkshire and why?
I couldn’t pin it down to just one. I love hitting the road on my motorbike with the Peak District and the Dales particular favourites. Scarborough too. Anywhere that I can get to on the bike! Rural Yorkshire has some great roads for motorcycling.
What is still on your “to do” list in the region?
Go camping in the great outdoors as opposed to a normal campsite. Just pitch up somewhere remote with my tent on the back of my Triumph Scrambler. Somewhere quiet would be ideal.
What is the most memorable meal you’ve ever had in Yorkshire?
At the Three Acres near my home. Amazing lobster.
What is your most Yorkshire trait?
I wear a flat cap in Winter!
Favourite piece of trivia about the region.
We live next to the Emley Moor mast – the tallest freestanding structure in the UK, seventh-tallest freestanding structure and fourth-tallest tower in Europe outside Russia and 24th-tallest tower in the world.
What/who is your favourite cultural icon to come out of Yorkshire?
Jodie Whittaker – the new Dr Who. She actually comes from Skelmanthorpe. A police box was installed in the village recently to commemorate this.
Worst experience or thing about Yorkshire?
Potholes. A major bugbear for everyone I’m sure but they’re even more problematic on two wheels.
What is one thing you’d steal from Lancashire (or other UK regions) if you could?
What is the most overrated thing about Yorkshire?
Leeds United! This season the club has been ranked as the fifth ‘most depressing’ football club to support in the whole of Great Britain. The only clubs ahead of them were North Ferriby, Leyton Orient, Sunderland, and Brechin City.