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Skyride to Return to York


2:13pm 2nd May 2014

After a fun filled day in 2013 which saw over 5,500 residents and visitors take to their bikes on the traffic free streets, Sky Ride is returning to York in partnership with City of York Council, British Cycling and Sky.

Sunday September 14 will see Sky Ride return to the city’s historic streets. Sky Ride York will be a great day out with extreme challenges, music and entertainment, competitions and above all, an awesome traffic-free route to ride around the centre of York. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how old your bike is, or how fast you ride – at Sky Ride York there’s something for everyone.

Sky Ride ambassador Sir Chris Hoy said: “We want more people to enjoy riding a bike – that’s why Sky and British Cycling have teamed up to bring you Sky Ride. We’ve made it easier than ever to get out on your bike and spend quality time with your family and friends.

“Sky Rides close towns and cities for big bike events so you can ride safely on traffic-free streets, with a huge festival atmosphere and loads to do both on and off the bike. They are great fun and a great way to get on your bike.”

Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “Sky Ride York promises to be a great day with a stunning traffic free route around the city taking in landmarks such as the York Minster and Clifford’s Tower. There will also be lots of free activities to keep everyone entertained. With stage two of the Tour de France starting in York on 6 July there really has never been a better time to ride your bike in and around York!”

Everyone who registers their free place online will receive a Sky Ride lanyard that unlocks a fantastic bundle of on-the-day benefits and goodies. What’s more, the first 1,000 people to register for the event at www.goskyride.com/York will also receive a limited edition Sky Ride gift on arrival at the event.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of this fun, free celebration of cycling at Sky Ride York. Register now at goskyride.com. Let’s Ride York! 

You can watch Sir Chris Hoy promoting Sky Ride York on YouTube here http://youtu.be/Bkp_E7JjFBY

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