Cycle maps and routes
Cycling is a great way to get around York. Cycling at a typical commuter pace of around 10-12 mph (covering a mile in 6 minutes) it should take you under 20 minutes to get from the outer ring road to the city centre.
Cycling at a more leisurely pace (or cycling with younger children at slower speeds) means you'll still ride a mile in around 10 minutes!
See Cycle Route Map to download a copy of our latest York Cycle Route Map & Guide showing all on and off road routes plus information on cycle shops, bike hire facilities and more.
Cycling further out of York you can connect with the UK's National Cycle Network (NCN) and start to explore more than 12,000 miles of designated cycle routes in the UK:
- Going north from York on NCN Route 65, travel through Clifton Ings and Rawcliffe Meadows to Beningbrough Hall and beyond.
- Eastwards from York on NCN Route 66 takes you from Tang Hall into open countryside, through the villages of Murton and Dunnington.
- Going south from York, via the Millennium Bridge and you can ride the Solar System route - a series of planetary sculptures in the landscape - to Naburn. Further south, towards Riccall and Selby, this route links up with the Trans Pennine trail, a 215 mile coast-to-coast route from Liverpool to Hull.
See also Cycling for Leisure for details of short leisure routes and rides around York.