Be prepared

Whether you’re going for a short ride to your friend’s house or a long trek through the woods, it always pays to be prepared – avoid finding yourself with a long wet walk home. From what to wear to roadside repairs and what to do in an emergency.

Cycle routes

North Yorkshire has a multitude of fantastic places to ride your bike – whether it be with the family, with a club, on or off road or even just pedalling to work. Find out the best places to ride and start exploring and challenging yourself.

Cycle training

North Yorkshire County Council offers free Level 1 and 2 Bikeability courses to all Year 5 and 6 pupils via primary schools. Cycle training is an important life skill, most future drivers first experience of using the road is on a bicycle, so its important they get into good habits straight away. Adult cycle courses are also available.

Family cycling

Children love cycling, it is fast and  gives them a sense of freedom and independence. There are many benefits to cycling as a family. It doesn’t take much preparation to get even the smallest member of the family on two wheels, whether that be on a seat or in a trailer, the earlier they start, the more enjoyment you can all have.

Getting started

Anyone can start cycling. All you need is a bike and a sense of adventure. Cycling is not only a great way to travel, it helps you keep fit too – so read our tips to help you to get started and keep safe. A bike is a great investment; cycling regularly and replacing car journeys with a bike ride can help you get fit, lose weight and save money.

Tour de Yorkshire

As part of the Tour De France legacy in 2014, Yorkshire is now host to an annual race, attracting teams from around the globe. Ride the routes and keep up-to-date with what’s happening.


Activity sheets for youngsters, car window stickers, videos, information leaflets, downloads and apps. If you are part of a club or a local business and would like some of these, get in touch.

Tip of the month

Tip of the month


A driver can follow a simple method for eliminating blind spots:

  1. Adjust the rear-view mirror to give a direct rear view.
  2. Lean to the left, towards the driver's side window. From this position, adjust the mirror to just barely show the side of the car.
  3. Lean to the right, centering your head inside the vehicle. From this position, adjust the right mirror such that you can again just barely see the side of the car.
  4. Verify visibility when in comfortable driving position. Also verify the vertical alignment of your mirrors; you want to watch down the road, not at the street or sky.