Activities

Enjoy a healthy, sociable and green lifestyle in 2022!

We run a friendly and fun programme of walking, cycling and nature activities, communications and volunteering for York residents all year round. We arrange support and flexibility where needed.
Why not join our free activities this year? You’ll get active outdoors, feel well, meet new friends, tune into nature, be climate-friendly and enjoy life more!
Everyone is welcome!

Have a look at our 2022 activities:

This year, we are able to offer a wonderful variety of free walking, cycling and nature activities. You can join one activity, a series, or all of them! Click on the activity heading below to find out more.
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Cake Confidence – Take up cycling

With a 97% success rate, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get into cycling on our friendly Cake Confidence start cycling scheme. We can provide hire bikes and equipment if needed. New courses start every month on a Saturday in a cafe, over cake if you wish!

Car-Lite Living – Enjoy a healthy, affordable and climate-friendly lifestyle

By adopting Car-Lite Living, you’ll be healthier, keep your travel affordable, meet new friends in the community, take climate action and enjoy life more! We offer advice, personal journey plans and 1:1 walks, bike and bus rides to enable you to swap driving for greener journeys.

Nature Time Walks and Rides – Relax, feel well, and get closer to nature

As part of a small group, you’ll feel wonderful after being guided around some of York’s most beautiful green routes and spaces on our Nature Time experiences. The Walks and Rides take place at the evening or weekend.

Cycling Without Age Nature Rides – Feel happier and reconnect with nature and community life

You’ll feel happier after an hour in the fresh air on Trixie the rickshaw with our friendly volunteers. You’ll all have fun riding together through the lovely green spaces around Rowntree Park. The Nature Rides may especially suit you if you have restricted mobility, and don’t get out or meet as many people as you would like. Rides take place on weekends.

Walking Book Group – Walk and talk about books

You’ll enjoy socialising with our friendly Walking Book Group on short walks from the centre of York, ending in a café. Walks take place on the third Thursday of each month.

Volunteer – Help us grow a healthy, green and kind future for York

As a YBB Volunteer, you’ll make a positive difference to people’s lives, and improve your own wellbeing and sense of purpose and satisfaction. We offer a variety of rewarding and enjoyable opportunities. At Summer 2022, these are Cycling Without Age Ride Pedallers, Companions and Income Generation Volunteers.

Can you help our activities grow?

We rely on donations, grants and sponsorship to fund our work. Your donation will enable us to offer activities to more people in York. Please donate here.