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On the 6 July 2014 the second stage of Le Grand Départ taking the worlds best cyclists from York to Sheffield rolled out from York Racecourse and took to York’s historic streets. The peloton rode along some of York’s best known streets and passed landmarks such as The York Minister before the racing started in earnest when the riders reached the edge of the city. View a map of the route.

York is regarded as one of the country's premier cycling cities. It has an extensive network of off-road cycle paths and on-road cycle lanes for cyclists of all ages and abilities to enjoy. Ample cycle parking is provided throughout the city, including several sites within the pedestrianised city centre. See the York Cycle Map (PDF, 2.68MB) for detailed cycle routes and cycle parking. You can also find cycle routes in your area in the York cycle routes download area.


Led cycle rides

Join a ride cycle led by trained ride supporters. There are rides available for all levels of ability

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Cycling training & learning

Opportunities to learn more about cycling, hone your riding skills or swat up on how to look after your bike are all on offer in York.

bike raceCycling events

Find out about the many cycling events taking place in York this summer that you can take part in

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Cycling people & places

There are loads of places in York to cycle. From our great network cycle lanes to dedicated cycling tracks. There are also lots of like minded people to pedal with. Find out more here

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