Saddlebag sale

York Rally Saddlebag Sale cycle jumble

50 tables are available! First come, first served: online and postal bookings are now closed, but there are still some remaining for booking in person at the Rally.

The traditional Saddlebag Sale (cycle jumble) is back at the revived York Rally in 2018. Sell your spare parts, seek out a bargain, or just browse! For 2018 we’re making a few slight tweaks to arrangements: please note these in bold below.

For visitors

The sale opens at 11AM on Sunday 24th June 2018. Entry will be free with a show programme (which will be priced at £1) . Otherwise, entry will cost £1.

Donations – bring your spare kit and help raise funds for the Rally. We’ll have a table set aside for donated cycling gear, which will be sold to raise funds for the Rally.  All parts and accessories, good condition clothing and even complete bikes are very welcome.  All funds raised will go to supporting the Rally, and any items left unsold will be donated to the York organisation “Bikes in Need” who provide bikes, locks and lights to newly arrived refugees.
Please bring your donations to Rally HQ before 10AM on Sunday morning.
If you’d like to donate a complete bike, please bring it to HQ before 10AM on Saturday, so that we can enter it into the auction.

For sellers

The marquee will be open for setting up your tables from 10AM. When you arrive on site, please mention to the marshalls on the entrance that you are a Saddlebag Sale/cycle jumble seller and you will be directed up to park near the marquee where the sale takes place. Please go dead slow on the Rally site.

Please note that in 2018 all  loading/unloading will be from the rear of the marquee: no vehicles are permitted in the central event area. Parking for unloading and loading will be clearly signed and marshalled: please do not attempt to park anywhere else. 

There are just 50 tables available, and these are being allocated on a first come, first served basis. A table costs £10 when booked in advance and £12 on the day. This just about covers our costs for hiring the tables, with anything over going towards the cost of hiring the marquee. Any additional donation when you book a table is most welcome, and we also invite sellers to become Friends of York Rally if you are not already a member.

Sellers will be provided with two wristbands per table booked. Collect these at the marquee entrance before you start bringing goods in. For seller security, access to the marquee before the sale opens will be strictly limited to wristband holders – no exceptions. If you need more than two wristbands please book these in advance (they will also be available on the day, but there may be a small charge for this).


We will use any information you provide while booking a table only to administer the Saddlebag Sale. For full details see our Privacy Policy.

Book a table by post:

Sorry, postal entries for the 2018 York Rally are now closed.

Book a table online:

Sorry, online entries for the 2018 York Rally are now closed.

Book at the Rally:

Assuming there are still tables left, you can also book one at the Rally itself – please just enquire at Rally HQ. This will cost £12 – if you do it in advance as above it’s just £10!

And finally:

Please note this sale is for secondhand goods only – absolutely no traders with new items please.

Also, we know that a number of people would like to sell their items throughout the Rally, rather than just in the limited time (and crowds!) of the Saddlebag Sale.  To comply with trading rules (from City of York Council) anyone wishing to sell items on an ongoing basis during the Rally is invited to contact our Trade Co-Ordinator – for small traders a pitch in the trade show area will not be expensive (and you can sell new items, too, if you wish). To  contact our Trade Co-Ordinator Charlie Hodge, please see here.

Some scenes from recent sales:

For anyone who has reached this page directly, note that this sale is part of a grand cycling weekend, the York Rally, now organised by an independent committee of volunteers. It’s held on the Knavesmire in York (satnav to YO23 1EX, see also How to reach the Rally)  and entry to the Rally is free.

If you have any queries about the saddlebag sale, please just email us on: You are also welcome to call on 01482 843286 (preferably between 7 and 8 PM,  Sunday to Thursday). If there is no reply please speak very clearly and leave a number for us to call you back. If you do not hear back within a week please call again – the message will not have got through.

The 2015 Saddlebag Sale. Photo: Robert Johnstone
The 2015 Saddlebag Sale. Photo: Robert Johnstone