Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride, and our programme of rides is the backbone of the Festival.
Bike Trains to work
In 2011 and 2012 the Festival ran daily “Bike Trains” along major commuting routes, in association with Bristol Cycling Campaign. The concept is simple: latch on to a group of riders and follow the main commuting routes into the city, encouraging people who are nervous about cycling on busy roads, or just wanting a more sociable ride to work.
You can give details of the routes you’d like to see or just contact Martin via firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in anything Bike Train-related or want further details.
Discover Bristol Rides
Discover Bristol rides explore hidden corners of the city via a mix of quiet roads and cycle paths. 2012′s rides saw a welcome return for the wildly popular tour of Banksy’s artwork, blew the cobwebs off Bristol’s forgotten tram network, found famous names on the sides of buildings, and took intrepid riders round the city’s open spaces.
Silver Cyclists, Bike Minded and Bike Generation
Life Cycle UK are running special rides during the festival for older cyclists, people who suffer from mental health issues and under-15s. Led by trained ride leaders, they’re fun, sociable and perfect for anyone not feeling confident enough to head out on their own.
Details of this years’ rides coming soon.