Free bike discovery rides in York

Free bike discovery rides in York

Join us for leisurely guided rides along local traffic-free cycle routes in beautiful York in North Yorkshire. The rides are ideal for those looking to improve their fitness levels and cycling confidence. This is a great opportunity to discover new local cycling routes, learn how to safety check your bike and meet new people.

Starting from the car park at Get Cycling (22 Hospital Fields Road, Fulford, York YO10 4DZ), learn how to safety check your bike via the ‘M’ check and ask anything about cycling. The friendly ride leader will take up to 6 people on a guided ride along local cycle paths and quiet roads. Improve your cycling skills so you can ride with family and friends with confidence.

2023 led ride dates

The dates are listed in the attached poster and below.

JULY: Thurs 27th July.

AUGUST: Fri 4th, Thurs 10th, Fri 18th, and Thurs 24th Aug. 

SEPTEMBER: Fri 1st, Thurs 7th, Fri 15th, Fri 22nd (note Sept has two Fridays in a row instead of a Thurs) and Thurs 27th Sep.

Ride timings

Morning session: Meet at 9:45am for 10am start, ride up to 12 noon.

Afternoon session: Meet at 12:45pm for 1pm start, ride up to 3pm.

Note: ride length is subject to group riding ability.

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 you need an adapted cycle such as a trike, tandem, handcycle, recumbent, companion cycle or wheelchair transporter, please let us know your cycle requirements or how we can support you. 

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 get in touch with Everybody's Cycling. You are welcome to bring a friend if you like, just 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. The ride will take place outdoors whatever the weather therefore please wear clothes suitable for cycling. Helmets and high viz vests are also available to borrow for free. 

Pre-booking is essential for the ride and spaces are limited for up to 6 people per ride. Ages 18+ only.

For more information or to book your free place, please contact York Mind on 01904 643364 (option 5) or  

These led rides are free thanks to the Together Fund which is funded by Sport England and distributed by Sustrans.

If you would like to volunteer on any of these rides, please contact Jessica at Everybody's Cycling on or call 01904 951900. 



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