Exercise and activities in the Selby area

Find out about walking groups, weight loss groups and exercise schemes in the Selby area.

Walking groups

Selby Health Walks

Selby Health Walks offer people of all ages and ability the opportunity to do some physical activity and meet new people.

Website: Walking for Health

They organise group led graded walks from Abbey Leisure Centre, Brayton, Thorpe Willoughby, Hambleton, Barlow Common, Drax, Escrick, Tadcaster, Saxton and other local areas. Family walks for parents and children/young people have now been introduced in Selby Town.

Selby Fell Walking Club

The club was formed in 1974 to provide opportunities for keen walkers in the Selby area to enjoy the countryside as part of group of like-minded members. 

They go out on the second Sunday of each month, using coach transport so that access is open to all. The areas visited include the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Wolds and the Peak District.

Website: Selby Fell Walking Club


Selby Community Cycle Hub

Selby Community Cycle Hub at Selby Park is a focal point for a broad range of cycling activity, from informal support and advice to led rides, cycle training and supervised activities.

The Hub aims to get more people riding their bike. There are guided rides, training and volunteering opportunities, bike ability and bike maintenance sessions to look forward to throughout the year.

Selby Cycling Club

Selby Cycling Club is a very varied club which caters for all cyclists whether recreational or competitive. They organise a wide range of social and competitive rides and off the bike social activity.

Website: Selby Cycling Club

Cyclesense Cycling Club

Established in 2012, the Cyclesense Cycling Club is a road cycling club based in Tadcaster.

The club organises weekly rides on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays throughout the year as well as taking part in the Cyclesense time-trial league and other local races. They offer a number of different groups for various abilities and inclinations.

Website: Cyclesense Cycling Club

Running groups

Vale of York Athletic Community

The Vale of York Athletic Community train Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays in Selby and the surrounding villages. Selby Leisure Centre is their base, but check their Run Together group for session times and start points.

Website: Vale of York Athletic Community

Try Running - Tadcaster

A beginners running group led by trained running leaders from Tadcaster Harriers. The group will meet on Thursday evenings, at 6.45 pm, at Magnet Sports and Social Club in Tadcaster centre for 10 weeks and is aimed at men and women who would like to try running, to get a bit fitter, and to run with others. 

Website: Try Running Tadcaster

Selby Striders

Selby Striders is a road and cross-country running club. They organise regular events for beginners and regular runners - and offer a warm welcome to all.

Website: Selby Striders

Tadcaster Harriers

Tadcaster Harriers are a thriving running club meeting once a week for organised training sessions and competing in road, cross country, trail, fell and ultra races.

Website: Tadcaster Harriers

Weight loss groups

BDA Weightwise

BDA Weightwise offer a weight management service through their website.

Website: BDA Weightwise

The free service is available to all and offers online support, tools and signposting to find the right approach to weight management.

Slimming World

Slimming World offer weight loss programmes at community venues in Selby.

Website: Slimming World

They provide guidance for any weight goal. There are reduced rates for senior citizens.

Weight Watchers - Selby

Weight Watchers offer group-based weight loss programmes at community venues in Selby.

Website: Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers is available to over 18's only. Also, you must not be pregnant or have an eating disorder. The service offers guidance for any weight goal, attendance at meetings and online support.

Exercise schemes


parkrun is a series of 5k runs held on Saturday mornings in areas of open space around the UK. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. Visit the parkrun website for more information and to find the nearest parkrun in your area.