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York Bike Belles’ work is genuinely transformational. We support York residents of all ages and abilities into walking and cycling, while ALSO improving wellbeing, community, the environment, and tackling inequalities and the climate and nature crises.
We support some of the most vulnerable people in the city. We enable residents to adopt healthy, sustainable and enjoyable lifestyles, and appreciate the natural world. We develop creative digital resources, and offer rewarding partner, volunteer and intern opportunities.
We work tirelessly towards a healthy, green and kind future for York. With your support, our services will always be here, free for everyone to enjoy.

“We recognise York Bike Belles as an outstanding charity in the city”, Joe Micheli, Head of Communities, City of York Council, December 2021

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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 few years, we have offered Rides to over 200 York care home residents, most of whom said they felt “much happier” after the Ride experience. People like Joyce, aged 92, 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 few years, we have supported over 600 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 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.