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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?
22 Sep 2014
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…
6 Mar 2014
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…
5 Dec 2013
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…
2 Dec 2013
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…
11 Sep 2013
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…
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