Railway to Greenway Ride


Friday 2 June

Meet 12 noon Millennium Bridge

Join Peter from York Greenways and the local Sustrans Team to explore one of York’s best-loved Greenways and its fascinating history.

Once the East coast mainline and used for the coal-mining industry near to Selby and as a look-out post during World War 2, the route was bought by Sustrans for £1 in the 1970s and transformed to a walking and cycling greenway. It is now one of our most popular traffic-free routes with hundreds of people enjoying greenery, wildlife and a breath of countryside on a sunny day. It’s also a “to scale” model of the Solar System with sculptures of the Sun,  planets, the Cassini spacecraft and Voyager along the way. Not to forget the York Bike Belles’ colourful mural and the striking “Fisher of Dreams” sculpture on Naburn Bridge.

We’ll stop at the site of the old Naburn station and meet the local volunteer-led “Tuck Trike” for refreshments.

Perfect for families and those new to cycling. If you haven’t already – it must be checked out!

You can see the Slow Tour of Yorkshire map of the route here – free to download.

Join this ride here