Cake Confidence

Start cycling with cake confidence in 2018!

Last Saturday of every month at Cycle Heaven.

We are delighted to offer a free and fun scheme to support new cyclists at all stages of life into cycling.

Our start cycling sessions over cake at Cafe 68 at Cycle Heaven (Hospital Fields Road, Fulford) include:

  • cycle chat, information and advice from one of our friendly team
  • free bike tryouts
  • free bike and equipment loans for up to 3 weeks (£10 returnable deposit)
  • free 1:1, family or small group learn to ride or confidence training
  • ongoing support through a bike buddy
  • discounts – 10% off first bike purchases and 20% off accessories at Cycle Heaven if you choose to buy after borrowing a bike

You are welcome to come down with a friend, partner, family or pet!

You can borrow a bike just for the session or the full 3 weeks. There are a wide range of loan bikes available to try and borrow for free – child’s bikes, comfortable Ridgeback town and hybrid bikes, Thule child trailers and child seats, and, excitingly, electric bikes!

Email at least a week before to book your place.

Sessions usually take 1.5 hours and run from 1:00 – 2.30pm and 2.30 – 4pm.

The team will also be available in the cafe between 12 – 1 on the day of each Saturday session for Cycle Chat – advice on anything cycling – and for #travelwithtots tryouts.

Please note that the tryouts need to be booked by emailing at least a week before.

Next sessions are:

Saturday 25 August – fully booked

Saturday 29 September – spaces

Hope to hear from you soon!


Thanks to the generous donation of 10 bikes and ongoing support from Cycle Heaven and one of their suppliers, Madison, the Big Lottery fund, City of York Council’s Road Safety Team and i-Travel York.

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