Launched into Orbit from door 84

Saturday 9th August 2014 at 2.00pm This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Outside Door 84 Youth Centre 84 Lowther St, The Groves YO31 7LX
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 0 mins  (1 hours 15 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in York

If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour. Starting from the Door 84 Youth Centre this Sky Ride Local travels through inner city walls along the river Ouse and crosses the Millennium Bridge before we head into Rowntree Park for a lap. We will pass by the old Terry's chocolate factory before heading out to take a look at York Race course.  There will be time to have some refreshments here, so please make sure to pack some sandwiches. After a brief stop to catch our breath we will head back into York and take a spin past Clifford’s Tower before crossing the new Palmer cycle path bridge on the way back to the Door 84 Youth Centre.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait. 

Children under the age of 5 do not need to register and must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.

Nearest Train Station
York Train Station, 1.1 miles 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Alison Brewster
    Alison Brewster Hi I'm Alison. I am a very keen outdoor person who has taken part in all sorts of outdoor activities throughout my life and I get a tremendous feeling of well being and happiness and contentment from being out on my bike. I am a member of a cycling club in York and regularly cycle between 55 and 80 miles a week. I get the most fun out of riding as part of a group and sharing experiences and making new friends. Seeing the world from a bike is unique and particularly this last Autumn I have really appreciated the changing colours in the landscape. I'm really looking forward to leading rides and sharing my enthusiasm with you and hoping you'll get the bike bug and in turn inspire others to get on their bike.
  • Paul Farrell
    Paul Farrell

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Jessica Walsh-Banks Tuesday 18th August
  • Brian Davis Wednesday 3rd September A good ride with friendly people, but poorly attended, the more the merrier!
  • Jeremy Wilkinson Thursday 14th August Great flat traffic free route

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