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Coming Up

Talk: Slow Down, you move too fast. You got to make the cycling last
Thursday 14th March 2019 19:30-21:30

Dr Cosmin Popan is author of the book ‘Bicycle Utopias. Imagining Fast and Slow Cycling Futures’ (Routledge 2019). He is passionate about ‘slow cycling’ and believes we’d all benefit from dropping the pace and savouring the ride. Based at Manchester Metropolitan University, his research investigates how we can make our cities both ‘liveable’ and low-carbon. Come and hear why he thinks cycle superhighways are bad news, and why the future is slow…
The talk will be followed by a short update from York Cycle Campaign, to keep members abreast of what we have been up to of late.

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Venus to Velodrome
Wednesday 27th March 2019 17:30-20:00

A flat, easy ride on mostly car-free paths out to the new Heslington East campus of York University and back. Suitable for secondary school age and up (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).

Out along the riverside to the Millennium Bridge and through the Stray to the University. A quick look at York’s OTHER scale model of the planets (not the railtrail one!) and an observatory that’s helping in the search for exoplanets. We carry on through the campus to Heslington East, the University’s shiny new development – a little bit of the Netherlands in Yorkshire! We might be able to go on the closed cycle track, and can have a look at the velodrome, before enjoying a quick soft drink or cheap and tasty meal at the Piazza, the student canteen that welcomes the public. (Veg and vegan available. You can bring a snack or drink of your own if you prefer.) We’ll return to the Minster via the Foss Islands path.

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Cycle to Freedom: Heaven to Pluto and more
Sunday 7th April 2019 10:00 – 14:30

A social cycle ride of around 50 kilometres with Empowered People, for both able-bodied and disabled cyclists. Heading out from Cycle Heaven we follow quiet roads to the planetary trail, with a brew stop at the lovely Naburn Station cafe. Then onwards via quiet lanes to Selby (where we plan to have lunch), before returning along the planetary trail, from Pluto to the Sun, and back to Heaven! Arrival and registration 10am. Departure 10.30am. Return around 3pm. Empowered People will provide support for the ride, and any disabled riders will be teamed up with at least one dedicated support-rider. Please bring your own packed lunch and a water bottle for the ride. Unfortunately we are unable to take children under the age of 16 on this ride. Please note cycle helmets and high-vis tabards are required for all riders on this ride, to meet the conditions of Empowered People’s insurance policy.

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Past Events

AGM with talk from special guest; Carlton Reid
York Cycle Campaign were excited to announce Carlton Reid as the guest speaker at our AGM, with his talk ‘Taking Cycling Mainstream’.
Carlton is the author of Roads Were Not Built for Cars and Bike Boom, both for Island Press of Washington, D.C. He’s also the founder of, and recently won the transport journalist of the year award in the Press Gazette’s British Journalism Awards for Specialist Media.

Film night with South Bank Community Cinema
Friday 19th Oct 2018
We teamed up with the South Bank Community Cinema to bring you a showing of Belleville Rendez-Vous; a French animated comedy classic with cycling to boot. Read a review of the event here.

Cycle to Freedom
Sunday 16th Sept 2018
A social cycle ride of around 50 kilometres with ‘Empowered People‘, for both able-bodied and disabled cyclists.

Imagining the Impossible: Life without cars – with York Festival of Ideas
Saturday 16 June 2018
Adventure cyclist Josie Dew shared her exploits and experiences travelling around the world and UK. Catch Up

Cycling City: Why aren’t we there yet? – with York Festival of Ideas
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Dr. Rachel aldred gave us her view on cycling, and the challenges facing it in this country. Catch Up

What Makes a Good Cycle Route?
Saturday 14 April 2018
We teamed up with My York Central to see what makes a ride pleasant or unpleasant. Catch Up

Building the Solar System
13 February 2018
Peter Thompson showed us how the popular Solar System ride south of the city was created.