Every month, we run easy Social Rides around York and out into the countryside. Free and 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 always stop in a tea shop or country pub so we have plenty of chance to chat and get to know each other.
It’s a great, healthy way to get to meet new people who also ride bikes in York, to find the best routes around and out of town and to grow your cycling confidence as part of a welcoming community.
Usual routes go out to Poppleton, Beningborough Hall, Murton, Dunnington, Askham Bryan, Naburn, Escrick and Moorlands Nature Reserve, usually a combination of greenways and quiet lanes. We are always open to new route suggestions!
We also run annual one-off themed rides – such as the Spoooky Tour of York, the Illuminate your Bike Ride and a painting ride.
Cycle friend support
Let us know if you think you need extra support in any way and we‘ll buddy you up with one of our experienced cycle friends during the ride.
From November to April, the social rides are on the first Sunday of the month. From April to November, they are on the first Wednesday evening of the month. We meet 11:00 am Sunday rides in Autumn/Winter and 6:30 pm Wednesday evening rides in Spring/ Summer.
We always gather by the Minster Tree (by main Minster Entrance) in the town centre.
Sunday 7 January
Sunday 4 February
Sunday 4 March
Wednesday 4 April
Wednesday 26 May
Wednesday 2 June
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!
“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