Campsite bookings

Campsite information is here for the York Cycle Rally, Retrobike Show and National Clarion CC Summer Meeting, which together make up the York Cycling Festival 2024!

Online bookings have now closed but you are most welcome to just turn up – we will not run out of space!

On-the-day prices:
Motorist pitch: £45 plus £20 per extra adult
Lightweight pitch: £35 plus £15 per extra adult

Directions to the event are here and please just follow marshall’s instructions when you arrive. Gates open for campers to come onto site at 4pm on Friday but if you arrive earlier there is plenty of free parking. Before coming across the horse racing track onto the site with a motor vehicle please ensure you have first gone over on foot to the check-in tent, where you can book a pitch or, if pre-booked, collect your pitch details etc.

The check-in tent will aim to be open from 2 pm so that anyone arrriving early can get booked in and then move straight onto site as soon as gates open at 4pm. Again, please go over on foot from the parking area to the check in tent.

The campsite is divided into two areas: a lightweight campers section which is kept free from all motor vehicles, and motorist pitches for car-carried tents, caravans and motorhomes.

  • Each pitch booked includes 1 adult. You can add additional adults and children during the booking process.
  • “Children”  means under 18s. There is no charge for under 5s.
  • The fee is for up to three nights camping (21, 22 & 23 June 2024), including shower use. Unfortunately for practical reasons we cannot offer any discount if you are staying for just one night.
  • Site opens 4PM Friday, closes 10AM Monday.
  • Prices are set so that the earlier you book, the cheaper it is. The online booking forms below always use the current prices. You are welcome to turn up on the day without a booking (we will not run out of space!), but it will be slightly more expensive, and we also can’t allocate you a pitch alongside your friends or clubmates.
  • Please note that advance bookings are not refundable – except if the event is cancelled, in which case full refunds will be made for all bookings.
  • Please note that there are no electrical hook-ups available on the site.

By booking a pitch you agree with the following statement:

“I agree to comply with the organisers’ instructions and not to hold them responsible for any loss or damage to persons or property.

I also agree to comply with the requirement of the Campers’ Code especially the need to be quiet after 11pm each night.

Click to read the Camper’s Code

The Camper’s Code

The site will be open from 4pm Friday.  All pitches are to be vacated by 10am Monday.

Pitch only behind the stake bearing your pitch number. Do not remove the stake.

Keep access clear at all times

No open fires are to be lit and barbecues (which must be clear of the ground) should be used carefully.

If you bring a dog, be considerate of others and keep them on a lead.  Please exercise them well away from the site and please clean up after them.

The site speed limit for ALL vehicles is 5 mph. This includes cyclists

Motor vehicles may only be parked on a motorist pitch, beside any tent or caravan. Alternatively they can be parked in the main car park near the main entrance.  Once parked on a camping pitch, cars should not be moved during the rally

Motor vehicles must not be parked beside or enter into the lightweight camping area.

Noise is to be kept to a minimum between the hours of 11 pm and 7 am to avoid disturbance. 

Rubbish is to be put in the bags provided and deposited in one of the skips when you leave. Barbecue coals are only to be disposed of in a skip once totally cold.

Chemical toilets must only be emptied into the collection tanks provided.  The gulley in the enclosure is for caterers’ waste water only.

Dogs are permitted in all areas of the York Rally site except for any condoned off areas, including the arena and any other areas from which the general public is excluded and, with exception of assistance dogs, in the marquees or in the vicinity of catering areas. Dogs must be kept under close control  and keepers are requested to refrain from using extending leads in all camping, trade and exhibition areas, other circulation areas and designated access routes. All waste from dogs must be disposed of appropriately and certainly not in the recycle bins.

Security: Campers are responsible for the security of their own belongings and we would caution that although we do have professional security patrols on site, the Rally takes place in a large open area and it is impossible for any security operation to watch everything. The Rally organisers can take no responsibility for any loss or damage. Bikes especially can be tempting targets, so please use a substantial lock whenever you leave your bike unattended – and especially when parking it overnight. Barriers are provided in the lightweight camping area to lock to. If you have a caravan or motorhome we’d strongly advise that bikes be kept INSIDE overnight for maximum security, or otherwise securely locked.

The organisers reserve the right to instruct those who fail to comply with these rules to leave the campsite, so as not to cause an unacceptable disturbance to other campers.”

PLEASE NOTE: We are monitoring the COVID situation closely but are currently confident that the 2024 York Rally will be able to proceed in June with appropriate precautions in place. If we must cancel the event for any reason full 100% refunds will be given for all campsite bookings, just as we did when the 2020 Rally was cancelled.

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Campsite bookings by post

Sorry, postal bookings are now closed.

Campsite bookings online

Sorry, online bookings are now closed.

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Photo by John Davies - sunset over the York Cycle Rally 2023 campsite
Photo by John Davies – sunset over the York Cycle Rally 2023 campsite