York Bike Belles

Join our friendly community!

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

Welcome! We are York’s friendly walking and cycling community. We run regular  activities – monthly social rides, walking book clubbike maintenance workshops, Cycle Friend buddying, start cycling with cake confidence – free bike loans and training –  #travelwithtots try outs and community social media.  All free and a lot of fun! Everyone is welcome.

Connect with us on Facebook or twitter – it’s where all the action is!

Our next events are:

Monday 11 December Xmas Social from 7.30pm Cross Keys Pub, York City Centre

Thursday 4 January Walking Book Group 11am Millennium Bridge

Sunday 7 January Social Ride to Poppleton 11.00am Minster Tree

Saturday 27 January #cakeconfidence bike loans and training from 1.00pm at Cycle Heaven.

And … Walking and Cycling Festival 2018 28 May to 3 June 2018. Details coming soon!


Remembering… Our Beautiful City #walkcyclefestival 2017

From Sunday 28 May to Sunday 4 June York’s first #walkcyclefestival took place – with a launch community party in Rowntree Park followed by a week of 18 heritage-themed walks and rides.

What a week that was! Check out some photos below or how the full story of the festival unfolded on Storify.

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