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Cycle from the city of York, through the scenic moors and countryside of North Yorkshire. Choose your challenge from 26 and 41-mile routes and join the fight for every heartbeat. Both routes start from the historic city of York and take in some of North Yorkshire's breathtaking countryside.

How to enter the BHF Heart of York Bike Ride

  1. 41 miles

    Bike 41mi
    Event passed
  2. 26 miles

    Bike 22mi
    Event passed

BHF Heart of York Bike Ride routes

The routes are on road and suitable for road, mountain and hybrid bikes. All riders must wear a helmet. No roads are closed and both routes are along B roads.

26 miles

Our 26 mile route provides flat, easy riding through farmland and countryside including the eerie moorland of Strensall Common.

41 miles

Our tougher and longer 41 mile route.

Challenge yourself to take on the eerie moorland of Strensall Common, the Howardian Hills, pass Castle Howard, the undulating Bulmer Bank with a challenging 1 in 6 incline and a tough ascent in the picturesque village of Hovingham followed by the fast, long descent of the ‘straight as an arrow’ Terrington Bank on the way back to York.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • This event is marshalled. Toilets, first aid and refreshments will be available at the start and finish.
  • Cycle Street of Heworth will be on hand at the start and on the course to offer maintenance support.
  • A retrieval vehicle will bring riders to the finish point in case they have to retire from the event.
Raceday Logistics

Registrations 08:45 - 10:15

Event start 09:00 - 10:30 (staggered)

Event finish 15:45

Questions & answers

  • R

    Rayne W
    Is there a medal and goody bag with this event?


    Steph E
    Hi there! There is a medal and t-shirt for every finisher :)
  • N

    Nick and Shirley S


    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. There route has marshals and his signposted! :)

BHF Heart of York Bike Ride weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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