One of the best things about being in York is not having a car. “Why is that a good thing?” some of you may be asking… because you don’t need one. We live a minute walk from our bank, a few supermarkets, loads of charity shops, cafes, pharmacies, pubs and the wonderful Waremart, which sells everything from duvet covers to dried fruit to deodorant at dirt cheap prices. And with my orange Phantom bike I’m able to zip into the centre of the city faster than most cars. I love flying past cars stuck in traffic on my bike. And for longer distances there are fantastic bus and rail services, not to mention the airlines that enable you to hop to a different country for 99p. City living is the way to go!