Free Big Bike Revival events in Jan 2024

Big Bike Revival Winter 2024

Thanks to funding from Cycling UK, the team at Everybody’s Cycling are pleased to offer a series of FREE pop-up Bike Doctor events and guided rides as part of the Big Bike Revival in January 2024. We want to encourage everyone to begin or continue cycling by checking your bike is safe to ride and improving your cycling confidence.  

Bring your bike along to one of our free Bike Doctor events and one of our friendly staff members will carry out a basic M check to check if your bike is safe to ride. We will also carry out and talk through any basic minor repairs if needed on your bike for free. The necessary parts needed for basic cycle repairs are included such as standard brake pads, inner tubes, gear and brake cables and nuts and bolts. For any additional parts or repairs beyond our basic repair, we will suggest taking your bike to your local bike shop. We can recommend local bike repair shops if needed.

After the Bike Doctor events, join us for a free leisurely guided ride to help build your cycling confidence and improve your wellbeing. The rides are ideal for new and novice cyclists. Riders can bring their own helmets and roadworthy bikes, but both can be borrowed for free including disability cycles. Pre-booking is essential for the rides and spaces are limited to up to 6 people per ride. Bikes cannot be borrowed on the day and must be booked in advance. Please contact us if you’re unsure what type of bike suits you. Ages 18+ only. Rides up to 1 hour and will start and finish from the venues below. Book your guided ride place through Eventbrite.

Your first name and email address will be shared with Cycling UK (grant provider). You will be sent a survey about your cycling habits and helps to keep the events free. View their privacy policy on


Look out for the bike doctor sign and gazebo outside.

Tuesday 23 January 2024: 9am to 1pm Bike Doctor outside Ellerby’s at York Hospital (no guided ride, bike doctor only).

Wednesday 24 January 2024: 10am to 12:30pm Bike Doctor at Tang Hall Community Centre alongside YourCafe. Followed by guided ride at 1pm. Book your guided ride place via Eventbrite.

Thursday 25 January 2024: 10am to 1pm Bike Doctor at New Earswick Folk Hall. Followed by guided ride at 1:30pm. Book your guided ride place via Eventbrite.

Friday 26 January 2024: 11am to 2pm Bike Doctor at Foxwood Community Centre alongside ‘pay as you feel’ Friday hub. Followed by guided ride at 2:30pm. Book your guided ride place via Eventbrite.

Saturday 27 January 2024: 10am to 1pm Bike Doctor at Get Cycling as part of York Residents’ Festival. Followed by led ride at 1:30pm. Book your guided ride place via Eventbrite.


Our friendly ride leader will take up to 6 people on a guided ride along quiet local roads and car-free cycle paths (ride length is subject to group riding ability, but at most one hour). Improve your cycling skills so you can ride with family and friends with confidence. The rides are also ideal for those looking to improve their fitness levels and wellbeing. Learn more about the health and environmental benefits of cycling via Sustrans.

Bikes and helmets are also free to borrow. Those with balance difficulties, or any other problems riding can borrow one of our adapted cycles such as trikes, tandems, wheelchair transporters, side-by-side companion cycles and handcycles. People are encouraged to bring a friend if they are nervous about coming on their own, but Everybody’s Cycling can provide a friendly volunteer companion rider or bike buddy if needed.

If you’re unsure which cycle suits your needs, please get in touch with Everybody’s Cycling to arrange an appointment to try some adapted cycles in advance of the rides. If you would like to a volunteer companion rider, tandem pilot or any other support, please let us know.

If you have your own bike and helmet, you are more than welcome to use these but please ensure your bike is roadworthy. If you have your own bike, you are more than welcome to bring it. Why not get it safety checked for free by our Bike Doctor beforehand? The ride will take place outdoors whatever the weather (except snow and ice) therefore please wear clothes suitable for cycling.

By taking part, you must have the ability to ride a bike, cycle for a short distance and have the ability to operate the bike brakes independently using both hands (if riding independently on a conventional two-wheeled bike). Please let Everybody’s Cycling know if you require an adapted cycle or any other support; we’re here to help.

Please get in touch in advance (by 12 noon the day before the ride) if you require a bike and to chat through your requirements in more detail. Bikes cannot be booked on the day. Pre-booking is essential via Eventbrite for the rides and spaces are limited (up to 6 people). Ages 18+ only.

Cycling question whilst you’re there? Just ask!


Everybody is welcome to the Bike Doctor events, but children under 18 but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The guided rides are for ages 18 and above only.

For the bike doctor events, just turn up on the day (no pre-registration required) with your bike and complete a short paper form. Bike checks are subject to staff availability on the day. For the guided rides, please book your place through Eventbrite by 12 noon the day before.


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If your organisation would like us to bring our Bike Doctor service, guided rides or any other activities to encourage your team to cycle, please contact us or send an email to and we can provide a competitive quote. Hope to see you at an event soon!


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