On 6 July 2014 the second stage of Le Grand Départ, taking the world's 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 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.