Social Rides

About the Rides 

We run easy Social Rides around York and out into the countryside. Free and always fun!

The rides are steady. We always go at the pace of the slowest, with plenty of breaks if necessary. They are led by friendly and experienced ride leaders. Being social is a priority – we stop in a tea shop or country pub so everyone has plenty of chance to chat and get to know each other.

It’s a fun, healthy way to get to meet new people who also ride bikes in York, to find the best and most accessible routes around and heading out of town, and to grow your cycling confidence as part of a welcoming community.

We never cancel a ride and, if the weather conditions are truly adverse, we adjourn to a coffee shop in town instead 🙂

Previous rides have gone out to Askham Bryan, Naburn, New Earswick, Beningborough Hall and Moorlands Nature Reserve, usually on a combination of greenways and quiet lanes. We are always open to new route suggestions!

We often run annual one-off themed rides – such as the Spoooky Tour of York during the Walk Cycle Festival, the Illuminate your Bike Ride in October/November and a Painting Ride for when the greenway murals need smartening up!

Bike buddy support

Let us know if you think you need extra support in any way and well buddy you up with one of our experienced team during the ride.

Ride Practicalities

We always gather by the Minster Tree (by main Minster Entrance) in the town centre. Please bring a roadworthy bike, spare inner tube and working lights.

Just turn up, no need to book, although we do prefer you show your interest on the Facebook page event beforehand.

Hope to see you on a ride soon!

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Thank you all for a wonderful ride, great chatter and to Gill for clipping my front light on. I will know for next time. Bike Belles you are very welcoming” Leslie

What a lovely evening – I didn’t realise it was so easy to get out of York by bike. And a classic village pub with beer garden. I’ll bring a friend next time!” Jo