Spring is around the corner! Time to dust off your bike and explore again! Cycling to commute is great but there’s nothing like pedalling somewhere for the sheer joy of it. The weather is on the turn and the sun is out longer every day – time to explore

Not sure where to go? New to the area? Or are you just thinking of venturing somewhere you’ve never been before? March is for maps! We have a great selection of cycle path and walking maps in-store from iTravel York exploring some of York’s best bits! Pop in and have a look at our selection or download your own from here.

Fancy something a bit longer and intense? Route 66 route from Greater Manchester to Yorkshire offers you the chance to enjoy some of this area’s fascinating industrial heritage. On the route, you’ll see unusual waterways architecture and fascinating feats of engineering. It’s around 11 and a half hours cycling and over 50% traffic-free and is full of fascinating scenes.

Our friends over at York Bike Belles have some lovely suggestions for Nature Time Routes with routes and places to explore chosen specifically for the season – Check out the spring one for now!

A firm favourite with locals, families especially is the York Solar System Route. Traffic-free aside from a small section through a quiet residential area, it’s a great route to take the kids and learn about our Solar System – each planet is to scale in size and distance from each other and it’s truly fascinating to put into perspective the vastness of the portion of the universe we call home. There are some great points of interest along the way.

“Great”, you think, “There are loads of routes I want to explore, but I haven’t got a bike..!” No fear! You can hire a cycle from us!

We have everything you need, from standard two-wheelers to tandems, e-bikes and cargo trikes – something for the whole family and all abilities – get in contact with us if you require a specialised cycle or equipment.

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