Sky Ride York

Sunday 13th September 2015

Join us for a fantastic traffic-free bike ride in York this September.

  • 94% event satisfaction rating
  • FREE reflective Sky Ride bib
  • FREE expert bike check at Halfords worth £14.99
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities

Event Partners

Event Partners

What others are saying about Sky Ride

  • "The first Sky Ride for me and my 8 year daughter which we both enjoyed and can't wait until the next one."

    Rob, York

  • "What a fantastic family day out - hope to do it
    again next year."

    Gordon, Bradford

  • "Really enjoyable day, well done to all who made the
    Sky Ride possible."

    Andrew, East Riding

  • "Fantastic day out in York, loved the route and
    all the events."

    Carl, North East Lincolnshire

About the event

About the event

Sky Ride York is back!

Join thousands of other cyclists as we take to the streets for a fantastic traffic-free bike ride through the city. Get a different perspective on York from two wheels, on a special route passing some of its most iconic landmarks.

With loads of free things to do and try out on the day, including the ‘Tricks & Tunes’ area and our friendly Ride Social Café, we’re rolling out a real festival atmosphere. This year Rollapaluza will be rolling up in Rowntree Park to give riders the chance to battle it out on a pair of custom-built rollers. 

Visit the Rebel Kitchen Mylk Stop to pick up a free drink (dairy-free coconut mylks made with love), play games and win prizes.

Register for Sky Ride York and you’ll be entitled to a free expert bike check (worth £14.99) at Halfords. You’ll also be able to collect a free Sky Ride reflective bib on the day.

Sky Ride York 2015

Download a larger version of the route map


Cycle Hire

You will be able to borrow a bike free of charge for up to 75 minuets at this years Sky Ride event. We have a range of bikes for all ages and new to this year our adaptive cycles, meeting the needs of all.

Simply come along to Rowntree Park with a piece of photographic identification to borrow one of our bikes. Bikes are available subject to availability. 

Road Closures

During Sky Ride York, the following roads will be closed to traffic between 09:00 – 18:00.

The Eye of York
Tower Street
St George’s Field
New Walk Blue Bridge
(Foot Bridge) Blue
Bridge Lane
Millennium Bridge
Terry Avenue
North Street
Wellington Row
Tanner’s Moat
Riverside Walk
Esplanade CP
Access Road
Leeman Road
Station Avenue
Station Road
Lendal Bridge
Museum Street
Duncombe Place High
Minster Yard
Aldwark St
King’s Square
Blake Street
St Helen’s Square
Lendal Stonegate
Little Stonegate
Low Petergate
Back Swinegate
Grape Lane
New Street
St Sampson’s Square
Church Street
Parliament Street
Silver Street
Great Shambles Little
High Ousegate
Coney Street
Market Street
The Stonebow
Carmelite Street
Garden Place
Bishopthorpe Road
Butcher Terrace

(a) Road closure between 06:00 hours and 18:00 at The Eye of York and Leeman Road
between its junctions with Station Rise and Station Avenue

(b) The prohibition on vehicles proceeding on Station Road, Lendal Bridge, Museum
Street will only affect vehicles proceeding in the north east bound traffic lane of the
respective roads

(c) Temporary traffic lights will control vehicle and pedestrian movements in the
following locations:

(i) on Tower Street

(ii) between Piccadilly and The Stonebow via Pavement

(iii) from Piccadilly into Tower Street