York has a beautiful feel that’s great to meander around. The intact city wall, old stone bridges across the river, narrow streets and ‘shambles’ (narrow alleys) make it great to see on foot. If you want to get from one side to the other though it’s great to go by bike and there are a two great organisations to encourage that. The fantastic Bike Rescue Project rescues and repairs bikes and gives disadvantaged people training and experience.
Cycle Heaven has two stores offering repairs, sales and hire.
Think globally, cycle locally.