York Cycling Tours
25th June 2019
On his cycling tours of York, Cecil finds just the right balance between fact, anecdote, and humour. The result is an enjoyable insight into the historic city he calls home - as I found when I joined a tour in June 2019.
Guided tours are often a good way to explore a new place. You can learn more, more quickly, than if you've got your nose in a guide book; it's more entertaining; and you get valuable tips from a local resident about the best visits, restaurants, and bars.
But sometimes too much time walking and standing leaves you with aching feet. By bike, it's more relaxing, as you glide from one stop to the next. Plus, York is compact, so it's never far between sights, and because it's a cycling city, you're safe on a bike even if you're a bit wobbly at the start.
York Cycling Tours' itinerary takes in the Roman and Viking history of the city, the Minster, and York's close connection to the railways. When learning about York and chocolate, there's an opportunity to tickle your tastebuds. And no tour of York can miss the river Ouse, key to the city's past status as a trading port.
The bikes are well-maintained, and you have the option of wearing a helmet. Cecil's colleagues Rachel and Andy are the other York Cycling Tours guides.
If you enjoy riding a bike, and want to learn about York in a relaxed and fun way, York Cycling Tours are highly recommended.