Join Everybody’s Cycling for leisurely guided rides this summer along local traffic-free cycle routes in and around beautiful York in North Yorkshire.

The rides are ideal for those looking to improve their fitness levels and mental wellbeing. This is a great opportunity to discover new local cycling routes, learn how to safety check your bike and meet new people. The rides are intended for people with barriers to cycling and wanting to build up their cycling confidence. These short rides are free of charge thanks to Sport England’s Together Fund, distributed by Sustrans. Learn more about the health and environmental benefits of cycling via Sustrans.

Bikes and helmets are also free to borrow. Those with balance difficulties, or any other problems riding can borrow (again free of charge) one of our adapted cycles such as trikes, tandems, wheelchair transporters, side-by-side companion cycles and handcycles. People are encouraged to bring a friend if they are nervous about coming on their own, but Everybody’s Cycling can provide a friendly volunteer companion rider or bike buddy.

If you’re unsure which cycle suits your needs, please get in touch with Everybody’s Cycling to arrange an appointment to try some adapted cycles in advance of the rides. If you would like to a volunteer companion rider, tandem pilot or any other support, please let us know.

Summer 2023 led ride dates

JULY: Thursday 27th July.

AUGUST: Friday 4th, Thursday 10th, Friday 18th, and Thursday 24th Aug. 

SEPTEMBER: Friday 1st, Thursday 7th, Friday 15th, Friday 22nd (note September has two Fridays in a row instead of a Thurs) and Thursday 28th Sep.

Ride timings

Morning session: Meet at 9:45am for 10am start, ride up to 12 noon.

Afternoon session: Meet at 12:45pm for 1pm start, ride up to 3pm.

Please note: ride length is subject to group riding ability.

Led by a trained ride leader, the short rides will start and finish from the car park at Get Cycling (22 Hospital Fields Road, Fulford, York YO10 4DZ) and will largely follow car-free National Cycle Network routes including the Solar System Cycle Route. The friendly ride leader will take up to 6 people on a guided ride along local cycle paths and quiet roads. Improve your cycling skills so you can ride with family and friends with confidence.

If you have your own bike and helmet, you are more than welcome to use these but please ensure your bike is roadworthy. The ride will take place outdoors whatever the weather therefore please wear clothes suitable for cycling. Helmets and high viz vests are also available to borrow for free. 

By taking part, you must have the ability to ride a bike, cycle for a short distance and have the ability to operate the bike brakes independently using both hands (if riding independently on a conventional two-wheeled bike). Please let Everybody’s Cycling know if you require an adapted cycle or any other support; we’re here to help.

Pre-booking is essential for the rides and spaces are limited for up to 6 people per ride. Ages 18+ only.

For more information or to book your free place, please contact York Mind on 01904 643364 (option 5) or  

If you would like to volunteer on any of these rides, please contact Jessica at Everybody’s Cycling on or call 01904 951900. Thank you for your support.

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