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Welcome to York

The Grand Old Duke of York, he had ten thousand bikes. Ok, we’ve not counted, but we could well believe it.

And it’s not just students. Cycling in this flat, historic city is for everyone – not least the Tour de France riders who’ll be arriving for Stage 2 of 2014’s race.

York is a compact city, so wherever you may be, you’re never more than 30 minutes’ ride from the centre. What’s more, York’s cyclists are – in our experience – among the most cheerful in Britain. Could cycling put a smile on your face, too?

York Rally to return?

Monday 22 September

York’s long-running cycle rally could return in 2015. 70 years after the first event, in 1945, a group of local cyclists are drawing up plans for a rally which will…

Coals to Newcastle, English bike routes to the Dutch

Thursday 6 March

You might think that selling the trials and tribulations of British cycling to the pampered Dutch would be an uphill struggle – but that was exactly the point of a…

The grand old city of York has 1,000 bike spaces

Thursday 5 December

York City Council has installed a clutch of new cycle racks in the city centre, bringing the total number of parking spaces to over 1,000. The council says the number of…

York gets its first cycle café

Monday 2 December

For one of Britain’s premier cycling cities, York has been strangely bereft of a cycling café – until now. Your Bike Shed, next to Micklegate Bar, opened this month…

Ben Swift to launch York’s Sky Ride

Wednesday 11 September

York’s traffic-free Sky Ride takes place on 14th September – and Yorkshire cyclist Ben Swift will be among those taking part. Swift, from Rotherham, will be among over 1,300 cyclists…