National Cycle Route 658
Here in York we are blessed with one of the most beautiful, picturesque cities in the country and what better way to explore it that from the saddle of a bicycle. The National Cycle Route 658 runs on a 2 mile trail throughout the city, giving cyclists time to reflect on the beautiful architecture and history of the city. Route 658 makes up part of the infamous Route 69 (Way Of the Roses) which stretches cross country from Bridlington to Morecambe, We don’t expect you to be able to cycle from east coast to the west coast but you can easily take a relaxed cycle along Route 658 from town hall along the west bank of the river w we don’t expect you to be able to cycle from east coast to west coast but you can easily take a relaxed cycle along Route 658 from Tang Hall along the west bank of the river Ouse.
To find out more about what you can get up to in Tang Hall check out our Tang Hall Blog here.
York Bike Belles Group
Established in 2014, the York Bike Belles are an organisation based in York whose sole purpose is to make cycling more accessible for York and its people. The group organise various events throughout the year including the Walk Cycle festival the Cycling Without Age festival along with various other social rides. The organisation often reach out to social groups such as the elderly who would not normally have a platform to express their cycling interests. As well as cycling events the group also organise events such as cake confidence and cycle bites where participants also develop their skill sets in cooking and baking.
To find out what events are taking place around World Bicycle Day please head to the York Bike Belles community website here.
Ride and Dine at a Cycling Café/Pub
If you were under the impression that cycling was all about cycling, then you would be sorely mistaken. More and more cycling cafes and pubs around the city have been opening their doors, and kitchens to accommodate the appetites of hungry cyclists. Cycling cafés often serve up homely favourites such as pies, pastries and a selection of home-made cakes. If you would like to make the most out of this world bicycle day we suggest you get the family, get the bikes go on a ride and stop in at one of York’s many cafés.
For more information on the numerous bike cafés here in York please check out our blog here.
It seems like today is the only appropriate time to say this but… ON YER BIKE!