Cycling News

Raising Cycling in Ryedale

We are a group of organisations and individuals working together to increase levels of cycling in the Ryedale area.

CTC (the national cyclists’ organisation), Ryedale District Council, Active Ryedale, Sustrans, The North York Moors National Park Authority, Forest Enterprise, local cycle shops, North Yorkshire Sport and Kirkbymoorside Environment Group are already involved. We meet about every two months to exchange ideas and to develop ideas for projects, events, promotion and routes.

Cycling (and mountain biking) is fun, healthy and a low cost, environmentally friendly means of transport. It’s also becoming an increasingly popular activity, and Ryedale has the potential to see more of it.

We’re working together to develop a network of safe and attractive cycle routes (both on and off-road), which links communities with local facilities and services, outdoor places and places of interest.  We want to encourage more businesses to be welcoming to cyclists, and to provide and promote cycle rides, events and activities that will attract both local residents and new visitors to Ryedale.

By developing and promoting cycling we believe that people’s physical and mental health will be improved, the local and visitor economies will be boosted, and Ryedale will become a ‘greener’ place to live, work and visit.

If you are a cyclist, have some local cycling knowledge, some ideas about how to get more people cycling more often, would like to volunteer to help look after a local section of route, and / or are a business, service provider or local group that would like to be involved, we’d be very pleased to hear from you.

Please telephone Helen Gundry on 01751 432447 or email her helenspost@msn.com

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