Age Friendly York Submission

The following was submitted to City of York Council’s Age Friendly York consultation. Just under a quarter of our membership are aged over fifty-five, with two thirds of them cycling at least 4 times a week. For these members cycling remains the firm favourite with 84% saying its their preferred way of getting around theContinue reading “Age Friendly York Submission”

Can’t walk; can cycle – York’s councillors see the benefits of opening up the city centre to cyclists

Travelling to and around York’s city centre should be simple for disabled residents who use cycles as mobility aids. Unfortunately, access restrictions and inadequate cycle infrastructure mean this is rarely the case. Senior councillors from three of York’s political parties saw these obstacles in person, when they joined York Cycle Campaign for a ride highlighting theContinue reading “Can’t walk; can cycle – York’s councillors see the benefits of opening up the city centre to cyclists”

Wheels for Wellbeing: cycling with MS

Jamie is a member of the York Cycle Campaign, and uses his electric-assist bicycle as his main method of transportation.  Here, Jamie recounts his recent trip to London for a conference held by Wheels for Wellbeing, a charity dedicated to improving cycling accessibility for disabled people.  Wheels for Wellbeing have just released their new handbook for Inclusive Cycling,Continue reading “Wheels for Wellbeing: cycling with MS”