If you’re heading to Express Sign-on this Saturday, why not enjoy the day in the cycling-mad city of York. Here’s our top tips for cyclists on what to do in York.
Express Sign-on is held at Giant York from 12 – 5pm on Saturday 8th July. Use the workshop, grab some last-minute spares, nutrition or kit and check out the latest top-end Giant bikes on display. What’s more you’ll find a £10 voucher in your rider pack if you spend £50. Don’t forget your photo ID!
Parking is available at Monk Bar Car Park, St John’s Street, York YO31 7QR.
Your Bike Shed’s freshly made wholesome sarnies and awesome breakfasts attract cyclists and non-cyclists alike. Roll in, hang your bike on the wall, pull up a stool and watch the Tour live. There’s also a handy workshop in case you need any last-minutes tweaks.
Drool over Cycle Heaven’s huge range of classic condors alongside Ridley, Cannondale, Genisis and more on display at this unique store transformed from an old factory. There’s a wide range of kit and accessories, a workshop and even a cafe serving mighty portions of cake.
Selling and servicing trendy town bike, this isn’t the place to plan your next n+1 purchase but it’s a fab bike-themed bolthole to enjoy a healthy, hearty lunch. Bicis y Mas serves up tasty, home-cooked vegetarian and vegan meals.
If you’ve read our top tips on tapering, you’ll be planning to get in an all-important leg loosener. York boasts a bike-friendly road system with a plethora of cycle paths and cycle lanes making it easy for you to access Express Sign-on by bike. Spin your legs around the historic landmarks, grab lunch in one of the cycling cafes and nab some last-minute nutrition, spares or kit in one of the bike shops.
What’s most important is that you rest your legs, fuel and hydrate your body and prepare your mind. Secure your number and top tube sticker on your bike; lay out your kit, nutrition, tools and spares; fill your water bottles and pop them in the fridge; charge your Garmin; go to bed early.
See you on the start line!