More than 8,000 people saddled up as York became a giant cycling circuit for the latest Sky Ride on Sunday (September 13).
With many roads closed and others reduced to a single lane, cyclists took over the city.
People of all ages, sizes and on all manner of bikes took advantage of the free event. The friendly atmosphere and good weather ensured smiles all round.
York Central MP Rachael Maskell, councillor Nigel Ayre and Welcome To Yorkshire boss Sir Gary Verity were among those who took to the start line.
Organised by City of York Council in partnership with British Cycling and Sky, Sky Ride York also saw a festival of cycling on Rowntree Park.
Families tried out weird and wonderful bikes and watched impressive stunt shows.
Cllr Ayre, executive member for leisure, culture and tourism, said:
I hope this will have helped to inspire people to ride their bikes more often, for both leisure and for getting in and around the city.
As a keen cyclist, Rachael Maskell said she really enjoyed riding the route, which took cyclists past the Minster, Clifford’s Tower and over Millennium Bridge.
For more information on future rides, visit goskyride.com/York.