CTC York Cycle Show promises loads of bike fun

Something for everyone at Nokia-sponsored event

The CTC has encouraged many thousands of Britons to take up cycling since its first cycle show in 1945

Up to 10,000 visitors are expected to visit the CTC York Cycle Show at the historic city’s racecourse on the weekend of June 21 and 22. The event is one thousands taking place throughout the UK as par of Bike Week.


 The York show will offer a huge a range of activities for everyone from novice cyclists to experts, including:

·         Mountain bike stunt shows, other displays and exhibitions

·         An opportunity to test out your biking skills against double Olympic gold medallist, James Cracknell at the Nokia pavilion

·         CTC’s Ron Kitching Challenge Ride

·         Day rides and a Young Riders’ Challenge

·         The chance to buy bargain bikes and cycle accessories

·         Saddlebag Auction

·         Exhibitions and other children’s events

·         On Saturday there will be a hog roast supper & real ale bar

·         On Sunday there will be a Grand Cycle Parade  through York to the Minster for a special service for cyclists

·         On-site camping & caravan spaces available

·         Food stalls

Chair of the CTC York Cycle Show Committee, Paul Hepworth says: “The CTC York Cycle Show is one of the biggest events for cyclists. Since it started in 1945, it has encouraged thousands to take up cycling. If you are a cyclist or you want start cycling it is a great place to get information, advice and a bike at a bargain price. There’s also a range of guided rides around York to suit every cyclist.”

Cyclists will be able to head over to the Nokia Bike Week pavilion, chill out on comfy sofas to recharge themselves and their phones or try out their biking skills against double Olympic gold medallist, James Cracknell, to be in the running to win a new top of the range bike. Roaming Personal Navigators will be out chatting to people about cycling and handing out scratch cards to win plenty of goodies, including top of the range GPS enabled phones, kit bags, accessories and plenty more.

Admission to most of the show is free, although adults who want to visit the trade marquees will need to buy a £2.50 event programme (accompanied under 16’s free).   

Sponsored by Nokia, the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event will see Bike Week events providing opportunities for everyone, from total novices to passionate cyclists, to get in the saddle. Events have something for the whole family with children’s rides, bike safety checks and advice on getting started – all for free.

Nokia is offering cyclists an opportunity to win a Nokia N82 handset in a weekly prize draw from now until Bike Week. The phone’s Sports Tracker, pre-loaded maps and voice guided navigation mean you can use it to create and share cycling routes, search for places of interest or simply find the quickest route from A-B.


For a chance to win the phone or find out more about Bike Week, or other events taking place in your local area, visit www.bikeweek.org.uk and enter your postcode or call 0845 612 0661.