Cycling enthusiasts will be donning their cycling gear at the end of the month when they take part in the first competitive York City Cycling Races.
Taking place on Sunday July 25th, the event will see tourists come from around the country to witness amateurs and professionals race around the city's famous historic walls and idyllic surroundings.
According to bikebiz.com, the race has been organised by Cycling City York, Clifton Cycling Club and British Cycling and will help to raise the profile of the sport in the north, which is home to many cycling opportunities.
Gillian Cruddas, chief executive of Visit York, said: "York is fast gaining a reputation as one of the best cities for cycling in the UK and we are second only to Cambridge in terms of numbers of residents who cycle per population."
The mayor of London Boris Johnson recently revealed new safety measures designed to protect those who enjoy donning their cycling gear in the city, including 37 new Trixi mirrors designed to help drivers who have stopped at junctions.
Posted by Elaine Arthur