York Bike Belles supports York residents of all ages and abilities into walking and cycling. Our charitable work helps improve the wellbeing of some of the most vulnerable people in the city and the quality of York’s environment. We offer rewarding volunteering and internship opportunities.
We work tirelessly towards a healthy, green and kind future for York. We rely on grants, sponsorship and donations. With your support, our services will always be here, free for everyone to enjoy.
Donate here or on the form below.
If you would like to make a substantial donation or sponsor us on an ongoing basis, we are happy to offer a package of rewards. And if you would like to fundraise for us, we’ll support and celebrate you! Just get in touch.
Freedom for York’s elder community
Your support helps us continue to offer our Cycling Without Age Rides in a rickshaw bike to the elder community, pedalled by local volunteers. The free, deeply joyful Rides are helping care home residents recover from the traumas and restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Over the last 2 years, we have offered Rides to over 150 York care home residents, most of whom said they felt “much happier” after the Ride experience. People like Joyce, aged 92 from Lamel Beeches care home, who said “It’s my freedom!”.
Supporting people of all ages and abilities into cycling
Support like yours enables us to support people of all ages and abilities into cycling as part of our Cake Confidence start cycling scheme. Over the last 3 years, we have supported over 400 York residents into a cycling lifestyle, many with physical and mental health conditions. People like Rose, with restricted mobility, who said “Bike Belles really have changed my life!“.
Improving residents’ wellbeing through nature experiences
With your support, we can continue our free and creative Nature Time Walks and Rides for local people such as Gabi (pictured). It became clear during the Covid-19 pandemic that time spent outdoors tuning into the natural world was essential to support our wellbeing. We improve the biodiversity of the natural world where we can in our work. Walking and cycling instead of using a car is also naturally better for nature, climate and the environment.
Walk and cycle with us into a healthy, green and kind future! York Bike Belles is an award-winning charitable organisation, incorporated as a Community Interest Company, Number 12470154.