York’s Walk Cycle Life

Join us to discover the best of York this Autumn!


Whether you are a new or existing York dweller you will of course know that York is one of the best cities to live in, in the world 🙂

One of the reasons is that our city is an ideal place to walk and cycle around. York offers a great outdoor lifestyle for everyday travelling – walking and cycling is the best, most convenient and natural way to get around the city for most journeys. And the best way to explore all the delights York has to offer. From beautiful parks to tranquil riverside paths, to historic bridges and ancient heritage buildings, to York’s friendly walking and cycling community. And you get fitter and do your bit for the environment at the same time.

So, join us this autumn for our #walkcyclelife programme of activities:

Saturday 28 October, Cake Confidence bike loans and training 

From 1pm at Cycle Heaven, Hospital Fields Road, Fulford

Perfect for those new to cycling, we offer a great package of support including a free 3 week bike loan, confidence training, buddying. This will all take place over friendly chat and … cake! More details on our Cake confidence page.

Email yorkbikebelles@gmail.com if you have any questions…


Practicalities for walks and rides

Booking: Just turn up! Although we do prefer that you let us know you are going via the Facebook event link on our Facebook page so we have some idea of numbers. Thank you!

Walks/ rides: Please arrive 10 mins before start time so we can leave promptly. Check forecast and bring waterproofs  if necessary. Bring any personal medication. For rides, bring roadworthy bike and, ideally, spare inner tube. For walks, wear walk and mud-friendly shoes.

Accessibility: The walks and rides aim to be accessible for most ages and abilities – less than an hour each way and taken at a steady pace with breaks. If you are unsure if an activity is right for you, get in touch at yorkbikebelles@gmail.com and we will do what we can to support you.

New to cycling? Join our new #cakeconfidence sessions with free advice, bike loans and training at Cycle Heaven cafe and the riverside. Next session with spaces is Saturday 28 October.

Everybody welcome! The activities are part-funded by Hungate Community Fund so some are located around the Hungate development. We ask that all children are accompanied by an adult.


Useful walking and cycling support and resources

General walking and cycling information



York Cycle Map and journey planner



Local leisure routes

York to Naburn and Beningborough – www.sustrans.org,uk/slowtourofyorkshire

Other routes – www.itravelyork.info/cycling/cycling-for-leisure/

Urban Skills Cycle Training


Cycling community groups


Walking community groups and routes

Walking Book Group – www.yorkbikebelles.community/walking-book-group

York Health Walks – https://www.facebook.com/yorkhealthwalks/

York Civic Trust Walks – http://yorkcivictrust.co.uk/heritage/walks-in-york/