Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is an annual 70 mile sponsored charity cycle ride from Wetherby to Filey. It takes in some of Yorkshire’s best countryside through the Howardian Hills and the Wolds to the coast.

Over the past 35 years the event has raised £2,958,966 in total. These funds benefit local charities across the county (details listed at the bottom of this page).

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride 2020 has been cancelled. So we’ve now opened up registrations for the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride 2021 – scheduled to take place on Saturday 19th June 2021.

You can sign up below for 2021’s event.


Saturday 19th June 2021

Entry fee:

£22 no transport included

£32 with transport.

(Transport is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-booked basis. Transport must be booked at the time of entry and cannot be booked separately as a separate item later).


70 miles

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is an annual 70 mile sponsored charity cycle ride from Wetherby to Filey. This ride takes in some of Yorkshire best countryside through the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds to the coast.

Every year 2,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities take on the challenge of this great Yorkshire event. Come and join us this year for the 37th annual Great Yorkshire Bike Ride on Saturday 19th June 2021.

On the ride you will be supported by extensive, professional back up and medical support plus we have four refreshment stops and lunch provided as well as a tea tent at the finish.

This event relies on the generosity of both our very kind sponsors and of course you wonderful riders to continue putting on this annual event and supporting our chosen charities.

We expect that all entrants raise money by way of sponsorship or donation to our charity fund to support our nominated charities.

It is a condition of entry that all and any money raised by taking part in this event is for the benefit of our nominated charities only and will passed to them, through the event, as instructed in the rider programme and on the sponsor form.

You cannot enter this event to raise funds for any charity other than our listed recipients.

If you have any queries please contact or call 07774 806023 for details.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Please note that your data will be managed by Heart Research UK and the event managers who will manage your registration, provide you with your event pack and all the support on the day of the event, including health and safety measures. At no point will your data ever be sold or shared with any third party for marketing purposes.

The Route

Great Yorkshire Bike Ride 2021 Charities

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride supports a varied group of charities every year. Some are permanent recipients and some are ‘rotating guests’ that we support for a year or two. We also make smaller donations to some local sports clubs, youth groups and charity groups for their help with the ride on the day. Most of our recipient charities are Yorkshire based.


The proportion of the sponsor money and donations that each charity receives will be listed on your sponsor form together with details of how to send in your form and sponsor money. Sponsor forms are mailed out to registered riders only.


Please do not set up your own web page for fundraising and please never create any pages, or raise any funds through JustGiving. Please use this link as Virgin Money Giving is the preferred method of fundraising.


If you set up any other pages on Virgin or any other site we will not be able to trace your donations, credit them to you or add them to our sponsorship total.


The charity recipients of the proceeds of the 2021 GYBR are:


Main Charities for 2020


Heart Research UK  –


The Candlelighters Trust  –


Wetherby Lions  –


Phys Cap –


Ryedale & District MENCAP  –


Yorkshire Cancer Research –


Hollybank Trust –


Jennyruth Workshops  –

Contact GYBR

You can contact the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride for details or queries about the ride or entries for 2021
Tel:   07774 806023
Text:   07774 806023
Twitter: @gybrmail
Great Yorkshire Bike Ride
PO Box 42
North Yorkshire