Bristol’s 2014 cycling festival has been confirmed for 5th–13th July.
The week-long festival is one of the largest in Britain. Last year’s event included guided rides, bike maintenance courses, talks and lectures, the popular Vintage Velo retro ride, and second-hand sales. It culminated with the ‘Big Bike Spectacular’ – a cycle carnival for which the city centre’s roads were closed.
The dates coincide with the Tour de France’s visit to Britain, but the Bristol Cycle Festival promises a very different vibe:
“While the world’s top bike racers are battling for victory in the Tour de France, down in Bristol we’ll be enjoying a laid back summery week of rides, talks, games, art performances, and film screenings. Our 2014 programme is still taking shape, but it’ll include a mix of the best-loved events from previous years, and some exciting new ones that are still under wraps.”
The launch event will take place at 7pm on 3rd April at the Roll for the Soul cycling café, where organisers are hoping to find a new crop of volunteers to help the event take place.