Bargains, beer, music and more

There’s a great family atmosphere at the Rally, with entertainments and more. Here Bo entertains with his cycle-transported Punch and Judy show.

The 2015 Saddlebag Sale. Photo: Robert Johnstone

There are plenty of opportunities to bag a bicycle bargain at the Rally. Not only is there a full trade show packed with the latest innovations like electric bikes, there’s also a cycle jumble and a busy cycle auction sale.

Adults can relax in the York Rally’s licensed bar with a pint of very reasonably priced real ale – and of course there are several food options on site too.

The Pretend Stage perform at the York Rally 2016. Photo: Peter Eland

There’s always live music at the Rally: as well as legendary folk band the Foresters, who play the main tent on Saturday evening, the Rally is rocked by local musicians including The Pretend Stage, whose set arrives transported by cycle trailer…

Photo: John Jackson

You’ll see some amazing bikes at the Rally! As well as attracting cycle tourists from across the country and beyond, the Rally is one of the UK’s greatest gatherings of historic cycles and their expert owners.