Saddlebag Sale

York Rally 2023
Saddlebag Sale cycle jumble

Just 30 tables are available. Sell your spare parts, donate items to help Rally funds, or seek out a bargain, or just come and browse as a buyer!

For buyers

The sale opens at 10AM (an hour earlier than last year) on Sunday 25th June 2023. Entry will be free with a show programme (which is priced at £1, available at the Rally entrance, at HQ, or on the door at the Saddlebag Sale) . Also entry is free for children under 16. Otherwise, entry will cost £1.

For sellers

In 2023 we will retain the format we used in 2022, except that the 2023 sale starts at 10am.

A table costs £16 (either advance booking or on the day). This just about covers our ever increasing costs for hiring the tables (they are more expensive for us than for many other jumbles, because they have to be hired and transported onto the Knavesmire), 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.

  • Please note this sale is for secondhand goods only – absolutely no traders with new items please. New old stock is acceptable.
  • Also, we know that a number of people would like to sell their items throughout the Rally, rather than just in the limited time 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, please see here.
  • The marquee will be open for setting up your tables from 9AM. 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 2023 all  loading/unloading will again 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. 
  • For 2023 no complete bikes are permitted inside the Saddlebag Sale marquee, to help ensure space for distancing.

Book a table

No online bookings are available this year. To book a table please download the form using one of the buttons below, complete it and return it to the address given on the form with your cheque (made payable to “York Rally CIC”), so that it reaches us by the 1st June 2023.

If you don’t have a printer, please just include a note with all of the relevant info, making sure to include clearly legible phone or email contact details.

For booking or any other queries about the Saddlebag Sale, please contact Charles Jepson by email on or phone 01254 51302 (please leave a message if there is no answer).


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.  Any sellable 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.

And finally

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: