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Enjoy some walking and cycling magic!

Thursday 23rd May 2019

Families, Walking, Cycling

Be inspired by an outdoor storytelling experience, indulge in a Tree Walk and champagne picnic, transform a community mural on one of York’s Greenways, enjoy a dusk chorus ride or relax into the path of Rowntree Park’s new Park Labyrinth!

These are just some of the magical activities on offer during York’s third Walk Cycle Festival which runs from 26 to 31 May 2019.

Walks, rides, workshops and creative activities will inspire, entertain and guide you around beautiful green spaces, transform routes and streets, and plunge you into a magical world of labyrinths, murals, trees, birdsong, storytelling, one planet living… and more! It’s part funded by City of York Council, hosted by York Bike Belles and multiple partners, including One Planet York, with the help of York Bike Belles community volunteer team.

The Festival launches with a community party in Rowntree Park on Sunday 26 May, from 11am to 4pm. Enjoy music from the Arts Barge Project's Bargestra Orchestra, have your bike fixed for free by Dr Bike from Ey Up Cycling, get your young ones confident on Go Get Riding’s popular "Freestyle Track", have your bike security marked by the community police, or try some Coffee from a Bike or food and cake from Bistro on a bike.

Sheridan Piggott, chair of York Bike Belles and Festival organiser, says: “We’re excited that the popular Walk Cycle Festival is back for a third year. We hope the unique Festival combination of sociable outdoor activities delivered with a touch of creative and natural magic will inspire even more people to enjoy walking and cycling around our beautiful city.”

iTravel Programme Manager, Duncan McIntrye said: “The Walk Cycle Festival really encourages people to get outdoors and really enjoy all the city has to offer by bike or on foot.  There’s a really creative side to it too, with fun events such as the Mural Makeover Ride and the daCunha Storytelling Experience.  There’s definitely something for everyone, regardless of age or level of ability.”

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