Get on yer bike with Sky Rides

by Katie Rowe

Category: The great outdoors
July 10 2014

Go Tour crazy at Sky Rides in Yorkshire this summer

With the first two stages of this year’s Tour de France taking place in Yorkshire, the whole county has gone cycling mad! And with more opportunities to enjoy the English countryside, there’s never been a better time to get out on your bike in Yorkshire.

British Cycling and Sky have teamed up to stage several Sky Rides – hugely popular big traffic-free bike rides – in Yorkshire:

With an awesome traffic-free route to ride at every event and plenty of free things to do both on and off your bike, Sky Rides make for a great family day out. The Bike Café will be refuelling riders, while the brand new ‘Sensory Tunnel’ and ‘Tricks & Tunes’ area will create a real festival atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. Simply register for your free place at

There are also hundreds of local guided rides taking place across Yorkshire this summer. Explore your local area with British Cycling-trained Ride Leaders to support you along the way. 

Great rides and routes at National Trust locations

This year a range of National Trust properties are hosting Sky Ride Local guided rides, giving you a combination of scenic routes, great facilities, and friendly support from British Cycling-trained Ride Leaders.

As part of a new partnership between British Cycling and the National Trust, over 60 free bike rides have already been scheduled this summer at properties from Northumberland to Devon, with plenty more in the pipeline.

The National Trust properties involved will be offering a real cycle-friendly welcome, with secure storage facilities and sometimes even free coffee for cyclists!

Check out the latest list of rides and find out more about cycling at National Trust places.

Discover over 80 ways to experience England on two wheels.

Katie Rowe


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