York Cycle Campaign is a volunteer-run community group that aims to be
the voice for all cyclists in York. You can sign up as a member or a
Their goal is for more locals and visitors to choose cycling as the
most obvious and sensible way of traversing the city. The Campaign wants
cycling in York to be safe, convenient, and accessible to all.
This is a great ride from York to Selby and back, largely off-road.
It uses the trackbed of the old York and Doncaster Branch railway
line. It features Cycle the Solar System, with scale models of the
planets, the correct distance (proportionally) from the Sun and each
other along the path.
A fairly short drive from York, Sutton Bank offers some really
exciting mountain biking options.
The different trails are rated green, blue, and red, so there's
something for all ages and levels. There's also a
cyclocross/all-weather cycle track through the Hambleton Plantation,
with a pump track part way round.