Mass York ride to ‘demonstrate the freedom that cycling can bring’
York Cycle Campaign has teamed up with Empowered People – a cycling charity for people with disabilities – to organise a cycle ride for everyone.
The ride aims to “demonstrate the freedom and independence that cycling can bring”.
The Cycle to Freedom ride takes place on Sunday 17 October – setting off at 10am from Cycle Heaven in York.
The route will then travel along the quiet roads and cycle paths to Acaster Selby, before returning to York where cyclists will do a circuit of the city via the Minster.
The ride will cover a distance of around 35 kilometres.
Nearly one in five people in the UK have a disability, and cycling is increasingly being used as a convenient means of transport by people with disabilities as well as elderly people.
York Cycle Campaign member Jamie Wood said, “Multiple Sclerosis means I can only walk a few metres.
“Now cycling has become my main means of getting around and enables me to exercise and challenge myself.”
The ride is open to anyone over the age of 16.
The event is free but donations can be made to Empowered People.
For more information and to register your place, please visit the York Cycle Campaign Eventbrite.