The route is peppered with bike-friendly stops and places to eat along the way, so for those of you who fancy getting out this summer, we’ve put together a few suggestions to help you make the most of your interplanetary journey.
To grab yourself a new bike, or even just ask some route related queries, York city centre has an abundance of cycling shops for you to choose from. For those of you beginning your route from York Station, ‘Cycle Heaven’ is the perfect first port of call.
Open seven days a week throughout summer, they offer a range of services to equip you for cycling, including a workshop for repairs and bike hire from just £10. For the more eco-minded among you, we suggest a visit to ReCycle York’s ‘Bike Rescue Project’, at Tanner’s Moat, Walmgate. The project recycles unwanted bikes, from whole pieces to spare parts, to create reworked and renovated bicycles that add charming depth to ‘sustainable transport’ and offer sturdy and well-made bikes at a fraction of the price.
Once you’re fully equipped and on your way, the route offers a range of stops for refreshments; the first of which, neatly placed between Mars and Jupiter, is Brunswick Organic Nursery. Brunswick is a thriving garden centre and Community Interest Company that engages individuals with learning difficulties to build skills in gardening, growing and crafting. It’s the perfect stop along to way to grab a drink and fill your backpacks and baskets with their homegrown organic fruit and veg! Cold drinks and snacks can also be found in the shop, and there’s even an organic coffee station with compostable coffee cups to satisfy your eco-friendly needs.