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The Woolly Bike Trail

Cassandra Kilbride

A trail of woolly bikes thread their way through Yorkshire’s countryside sharing yarns and stories made by hundreds of local people.

Visual Art,Family Event

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE. Did you attend? Let us know your thoughts and be in the chance to win some AMAZING prizes! Including theatre tickets, luxury one night stay for two in Yorkshire, a family day out, plus many more!

WHERE CAN I SEE THE BIKES DISPLAYED?? - All ten bikes will go on show to the general public from 3pm on the 3rd of July at Sheffield Cathedral, catch them there until the 3rd of August when they will return back to the communities in which they were created!

ABOUT - Cassandra Kilbride is a prolific yarn-stormer. Her crocheted street art makes cheeky visual statements that offer a new reading of the towns and cities we travel through and the monuments and street furniture we pass by. For the Grand Depart, Cassandra is creating ten woolly bikes for a year-long trail connecting ten towns with the many knitters, crocheters and yarn-stormers that have taken part.

Drawing inspiration from iconic Yorkshire themes including the landscape of the Dales, Yorkshire’s textile mills, literary heroines and heroes, and the iconic flat cap, each bike gets a woolly makeover using local yarn. Most of the yarn is the produce of Yorkshire sheep, but one special batch comes from a collection of reclaimed saris. The transformed knitted vehicles will go on display in Sheffield this July, before they take up individual positions along the trail route.  

Workshops took place between January and June at festivals and venues across the region and were open to anyone with a basic ability of crocheting.

Click here for to find out how schools can get involved!

Check out the Woolly Bikes Flickr Gallery to see just what we've been up to!

Access Information

Square Chapel 

  • Wheelchair accessible. 

For more information about access at Square Chapel, please visit their website

The Bronte Parsonage Museum 

Ribbon  Circus 

  • One door step to negotiate at the entrance.

For more information about access at Ribbon Circus, please telephone 01422 847803.

Sheffield Cathedral

  • Wheelchair accessible.

For more information about access at Sheffield Cathedral, please visit their website

All venues are indoors.

Please also check out our access information film below...

When to see it...





Woolly Bike Trail Exhibition, Sheffield Cathedral

Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1HA ‎

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Book a place on a Woolly Bike workshop today! Visit

Contact info...

Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, S1 1HA

About the Artist...

Cassandra Kilbride

Between January & June 2012 Ossett Observer commissioned Cassandra to lead approximately 90 knitters and crocheters, to create a large yarn storm that encapsulated large swathes of Ossett Town Centre. This became the perfect back drop for the Flock to Ossett event. The project brought together many people who shared a hobby turned them in to artists and gave them a sense of ownership over the town in which they live.

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