York Bike Belles

Welcome to our friendly community!

Join York’s walking and cycling movement – it’s the natural way to get around our city.

*******MAY 2020 UPDATE*******

FREE Bike loans and child carrying equipment for key workers. Just email yorkbikebelles@gmail.com. Check out Domini’s story here

Monthly walking book group – now meeting online

Community Social Media channels are still live – follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to stay connected!

NEW Nature Time Routes – 20 new ideas for spending time in nature on green route walks, rides or runs


Our usual programme of free activities in York includes – Cake Confidence advice, bike loans and training for new or returning cyclists, Cycling Without Age rides, monthly Walks as part of a walking book group, regular Social Rides, Bike Maintenance workshops, Cycling Families support, a city-wide Walk Cycle Festival and interactive community social media.  All free and a lot of fun! Everyone is welcome.

Our next events are:

Thursday 7 May Walking Book Group – theme of Women’s History. Meet 11am online. For details please email alison.yorkbikebelles@gmail.com.

Saturday 25 July Cake Confidence free advice, bike loans and confidence training for new and returning cyclists – over cake! Book by emailing yorkbikebelles@gmail.com

Tuesday 22nd September World Car Free Day in York. Join us in town to celebrate! Meet at the Minster Tree at 6pm.

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


York Bike Belles is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company with charitable objectives, Company Number 12470154