Enjoy a healthy, sociable and green lifestyle!

Why not join our free activities? You’ll get active outdoors, feel well, meet new friends, tune into nature, be climate-friendly and enjoy life more!
We are offering 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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Everyone is welcome!

Join our free activities:

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. Volunteer-led walks take place on the third Thursday of each month.

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

As part of a small group, you’ll feel fabulous 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.

The following activities are currently on hold:

Cake Confidence – Take up cycling

With a 97% success rate, you’re almost guaranteed to get into cycling on our friendly Cake Confidence start cycling course. We can provide comfortable hire bikes and equipment. 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 swapping driving for greener journeys, you’ll be healthier, keep your travel affordable, take climate action and enjoy life more! We offer Car-Lite Living advice, personal journey plans and friendly company on walks, rides and bus journeys.

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

You’ll feel better after an hour in the fresh air on Trixie the Triobike Taxi with our friendly volunteers. You’ll all have fun riding together through our city’s lovely green parks and spaces. 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.
We also offer dedicated Rides to care homes, independent living, retirement communities and community support organisations across York. Read more on our main Cycling Without Age Rides page.

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 in life. We offer a variety of rewarding and enjoyable opportunities.

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.