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Welcome to the York Rally!

The York Rally is a major cycling event on York’s Knavesmire which has been held almost every year since 1945. It’s all about taking part and joining in. So whether you cycle already or not, please do come along, bring the family and have a go!

The York Rally is also famous as the UK’s grandest weekend meet for cycle tourers, grass-track and grass-roots racers and historic cycle experts – and many more enthusiastic, ingenious and friendly people who just love cycling and are happy to share their passion.

Entry, parking and almost all activities are entirely free of charge! There’s camping on site, too, for the many visitors who stay for the whole weekend. The 2017 Rally will be held on the 24th-25th June 2017, and we hope we’ll see you there!

The all-volunteer York Rally organising team

PS As you can see, we’re busy revamping the website! Please bear with us as we knock it into shape for 2017.

What’s on when

(outline timetable graphic)

Activities are happening all day throughout the Rally weekend! Click any of the links for more details…

Photo: Robert Johnstone
Rides out from the Rally
, from under five miles to over 100! Includes many family friendly and traffic free outings.

Grasstrack racing at the 2015 York Rally. Photo: Taras Melnyk.
Watch top class grasstrack racing

A Go-Ride session in full swing! Photo: British Cycling
Young riders can burn off energy at the Go-Ride Skills Circuit

York Rally 2015. Photo: Peter Eland
The Rally also hosts a major cyclo-cross racing event!

York Rally 2015: ride and service at St Matthew's Church, Naburn. Photo: Dave Dodwell
There’s a Sunday morning ride to a cycling church service at Naburn

National Clarion CC 1895 exhibiting at the York Rally 2015. Photo: Eddie Gouthwaite.
Cycle club displays – clubs, special interest groups and more!

At the York Rally 2015. Photo: Malcolm Carline
See amazing cycle creations at the Invention Convention

Wheelbuilding in the trade area at the York Rally 2015. Photo: Paul Dunn
Meet industry specialists at the Trade Show

Auction, York Rally 2015. Photo: Pat Douglass
Buy or sell at the Auction Sale

The 2015 Saddlebag Sale. Photo: Robert Johnstone
Bag a bargain at the Saddlebag Sale (Cycle Jumble)

The Foresters at the York Rally in 2015. Photo: Malcolm Carline
Something for everyone: Talks, presentations and performances

All entries win prizes in the childrens drawing competition

Photo: David Walsh-Kemmis
Help us gather great Rally images and win prizes with the photo competition!


Useful info

(for visitors, volunteers, traders)


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