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Sky Ride York inspires local cycle rides
CYCLISTS of all abilities will be able to take part in weekly tours of York, inspired by the Sky Ride York which was launched this week.
British Cycling-trained leaders will head the Sky Ride Local rides on cycle-paths across the city.
The City of York Council-led initiative is hoping to encourage cyclists of all ages to take part.
Coun Sonja Crisp, who is in charge of tourism on City of York Council, said: “Sky Ride Local rides are a great way for people who might have been inspired by the Tour de France to get involved with cycling in York.
“They are also a great way to see some of the sights York has to offer while keeping fit at the same time.”
The local rides are the follow up to York’s big Sky Ride which is taking place on Saturday, September 14. The 5.6km ride will see many of the city’s roads closed to allow cyclists to travel freely around the city.
A spokesperson for the council said: “There will be notices of diversions going up and they will be put in place for the ride.
“On both the big Sky Ride and the Sky Ride Local routes there will be marshals as well.”
Roads expected to be closed on September 14 include New Walk, Terry Avenue, Coppergate, Colliergate, Skeldergate, Aldwark, North Street, Wellington Row, Deangate and Goodramgate.
Sky Ride Local rides are for all ages and on some occasions there will be different routes available for different levels, but there will be no road closures and they will all take place on designated cycle tracks.
For more information visit goskyride.com
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