York Bike Belles

Welcome to our friendly community!

Because walking and cycling is the natural way to get around our beautiful city.

Hello! We are York’s friendly walking and cycling community. We run regular free activities –  monthly social rides, monthly walks as part of our walking book group,  bike maintenance workshops, cake confidence for new cyclists (loans and training), cycling families support, an annual Walk Cycle Festival, a Cycling Without Age project and interactive community social media.  All free and a lot of fun! Everyone is welcome.

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Our next events are:

Thursday 1 August Walking Book Group, theme of Sea.  Meet 11am outside York Explore on Museum Street.

Wednesday 7 August Social Ride to the sunny beer gardens south of York! Meet 6.30pm Minster Tree

Saturday 31 August 2019 Cake Confidence at Cycle Heaven. Meet 12 -1pm for Travel with Tots tryouts, or 1 – 4pm for free bike loans, training and support for new and returning cyclists. Spaces! Email yorkbikebelles@gmail.com to book.

And … some great memories from the Walk Cycle Festival 2019!

You’re just fantastic! Keep going! It’s very inspiring!” (Anonymous)

Superb group busting with fantastic folk and creative collaboration at the heart of it” Liz

York Bike Belles has honestly changed my life. I came to York not knowing anyone, never really going out and now I’m finding excuses to go on my bike and meet people. I’ve made loads of new friends.” Mandy

I think Bike Belles is so successful as it’s a group of all ages with different backgrounds. It’s not competitive, just sociable and we all encourage each other.” Helena

No other cycling groups compare to the vibrant sense of encouragement, community and support that Bike Belles provides. What a truly unique community.” Hazel