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Cycle the Solar System

Cycle the Solar SystemMoor Lane
Askham Bar
York
North Yorkshire
YO24 1LW
Telephone: 01226 772574

About

This scale model of the Solar System is spread out along 6.4 miles, which is a ratio of 575,872,239 to 1, which makes the speed of light just 1.16 mph: so just for a while you're awesomely fast! Along the route you can find scale models of all the planets in our solar system (and Pluto) as well as models of the Cassini and Voyager spacecraft.
Once a railway line, the track is now part nature reserve with great variations of trees and natural wildlife to be encountered.

Between Jupiter and Mars you can visit the Brunswick Organic Nursery staffed by folks with learning difficulties who sell refreshments to cyclists. You can see the Cassini probe from the station by Naburn Swing Bridge, but you'll have to go out beyond the grass maze at Neptune to find the Voyager 1, the first man made object to leave the solar system!
There are also several family friendly pubs not far from the track at differing points so you've got options if you don't want to picnic.


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It may be worth checking out Cycle the Solar System's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.


http://www.york.ac.uk/solar/


We do strongly suggest you contact Cycle the Solar System before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

Daily

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Free trail access.
Cycle hire prices start around £15 per adult bike per day.

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Cycle the Solar SystemMoor Lane
Askham Bar
York
North Yorkshire
YO24 1LW
Telephone: 01226 772574

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