York Strolling Competition begins this weekend – Metropolis of York Council

York Strolling Competition 2022

Printed Wednesday, 14 September 2022

The York Strolling Competition is again from 17-25 September providing residents and guests a nine-day programme, with concepts and help on tips on how to assist get extra energetic.

Metropolis of York Council’s iTravel staff have organised the week-long occasion, to advertise energetic journey in and across the metropolis. Residents are invited to find new routes, discover the historical past of the town, be taught extra about nature and discover new enjoyment in strolling for leisure.

James Gilchrist, Director of Transport, Atmosphere and Planning, at Metropolis of York Council, stated: 

Travelling actively is an effective way to include train into our every day routines, whether or not it’s strolling to the store every so often or biking to work frequently. In addition to having advantages on our well being and power, it’s additionally good for our native atmosphere – making roads quieter, air cleaner and proof additionally suggests it’s nice for our native economic system too.

“For residents desirous to dwell a extra energetic way of life who don’t know the place to begin, or tips on how to step it up a gear, the council is right here to help with recommendation, sources and coaching.”

This yr’s pageant consists of guided group walks, together with appropriate walks for younger youngsters and expectant moms; household pleasant walks to find out about York’s historical past; walks appropriate for individuals with visible and strolling disabilities; and wildlife walks.

A full record of guided teams walks and actions may be discovered right here.

Comply with @iTravelYork on Twitter for updates and methods to get entangled all through the week.

For individuals who want to participate within the pageant in their very own time, there are additionally loads of maps, video games and competitions that residents can get entangled on this coming week:

  • legendary creature quest (York Mumbler)
  • Membership Wilber treasure hunt (Wilberforce Belief)
  • York strolling quiz in partnership with the Associates of York Hospitals
  • journey by way of time path (York Quest)
  • Crosswalk
  • aware stroll bingo

Paper copies of actions may be discovered at Go to York Info Centre on Museum Avenue, along with braille copied of the Membership Wilber treasure hunt.

Residents can even obtain the BetterPoints app to earn triple factors Earn triple factors for strolling and wheeling throughout pageant week, plus bonuses for visiting 5 of York’s hottest parks in the course of the pageant. Strolling and wheeling can even earn you an entry into the nationwide draw for a European metropolis break.

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