Community group York Cycle Campaign are organising York’s first ‘Kidical Mass’ – a family-friendly bike ride that highlights that cycling is for everyone.
The event is part of York Environment Week and will take place at 3pm on Sunday 19 September from Millennium Bridge.
The route will be a round trip via the Minster, around 8km in total – with an option for a shorter loop for younger riders.
Kidical Mass is a play on the Critical Mass rides – which aims to be a call to action to the council, governments and road planners to consider the safety of all road users, like those who walk or cycle.
Kidical Mass rides intend to send the message ‘kids are traffic too’, and to make the case for everyday journeys by cycle for all ages.
Cycle easily and safely
Robyn Jankel, co-chair of York Cycle Campaign, said: “Kidical Mass is all about getting families on cycles and showing how important it is that we’re all able to cycle easily and safely, at any age.
“So along with communities across the world, we’re pedalling together and going on a mass cycle ride to celebrate the importance of cycling.”
And decoration is encouraged! Participants can bring placards to share what improvements they want to see to make cycling safe, convenient and accessible for all ages and abilities in the city.
The cycle is free to join and participants can sign up via Eventbrite.
All under-12s must be accompanied by an adult.
More great events at York Environment Week, running 18-26 Sep
- York Walking Festival – if you love walking, this festival is for you!
- What has the climate crisis got to do with our health? – A presentation looking at how a changing climate impacts health
- Climate change impacts guided walk – An interactive tour
- Going fossil free – A webinar looking at why divestment is an essential tool in addressing the climate crisis
- York Museum Gardens – environment aspirations – A one hour walk around the Gardens with the Gardens Manager
- Why COP26 can’t deliver climate justice – Hear from a panel of international climate activists on the limitations of COP
- St Mary’s Eco Saturday – A chance to see how York’s churches are going green
- What if we solved the climate crisis? What would York look like? – An opportunity to see how imagination and creativity might unlock a better future York
To see the full programme of 40 events, visit the York Environment Week website.