Welcome to the York Rally
The York Rally is a friendly family cycling event on York’s Knavesmire which has been held almost every year since 1945. Whether you cycle already or not, please do come along, bring the family and have a go! Entry, parking and almost all activities are free!
The York Rally is also famous as the UK’s historic gathering for cycle tourers, grass-roots racers and vintage cycle experts – and many more enthusiastic and friendly people who just love cycling and are happy to share their passion.
There’s camping on site for the many visitors who stay for the whole weekend – book early for the lowest prices! And since our new all-volunteer team revived the Rally in 2015, many Rally-goers have joined our supporters’ club, the Friends of York Rally or donated via JustGiving.
Please bear with us as we update this website for the 2018 event.
Your all-volunteer York Rally organising team
Join hundreds of families in tents, caravans and motorhomes on the York Rally campsite – a great value stay on the Knavesmire in York, with a quiet, family atmosphere. Reduced price earlybird campsite bookings are open now – the earlier you book, the lower the price!
Whether you cycle yourself or not you’re very welcome at the Rally!
- Bring the kids and join one of our family friendly, traffic free led rides
- Or if you’re a more confident cyclist, join a classic touring ride
- The York Rally is proud to host the British Schools Cycling National Grasstrack Championships: see hundreds of kids race on Saturday, and find out how yours can join in!
- Watch as Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross stage a spectacular day of racing on the Sunday, with hundreds of athletes competing on the Grasstrack Arena.
There are cycling bargains galore to be had at the Rally!
- Visit the trade show to see the latest bikes and e-bikes, and specialist cycling suppliers
- Buy or sell at the Auction Sale
- Pick up a bargain at our cycle jumble, which at the York Rally is traditionally known as the Saddlebag Sale
- Remember your Rally with York Rally merchandise
- Talks cover everything from adventures by bike to cycling politics!
- Club stands where enthusiasts share their passion for cutting edge speedbikes, off-highway riding and more.
- Historic cycle displays where experts can explain the glorious history of cycling – with their amazing collections.
- Live music & performances including legendary folk group The Foresters, who play Saturday night.
- Food for all tastes, including veggie
- Real coffee, and a reasonably priced real ale bar!
- Free parking
- Disabled parking, fully accessible site
- Volunteer and be part of a great team making the Rally happen!
- Friends of York Rally is our supporters’ club
- Donate to help us grow the Rally via JustGiving.
- Ride our fundraising Sportive in April 2018!
- Join the organising committee to help shape future events
- Sponsorship opportunities – raise your profile with the Rally!
- Contact us to find out more