We are upping our green credentials this year at Wychwood Festival, by encouraging people to ‘roll up on bikes’! ‘Roll up on bikes’ are a collective of trained cycle leaders and are offering a led ride from Bristol. You can forget about carrying your bags or getting lost, as these folks will do all that for you (except for getting lost!).
What is it?! A 45 mile cycle along the Sustrans National Cycle network, starting in Bristol and winding alongside the river Severn, passing through Berkely, Frampton on Severn and Gloucester, en route to the festival.
When? The ride will leave Bristol Temple Meads at 8am on Friday, and will aim to arrive at the festival, and have you on site, tents popped up and ready for the first bands on Friday eve. If you live along the route, and would like to partake, get in touch and ‘roll up’ will sort something out.
What happens on Monday? There will be a bike shuttle service, including luggage transfer, to Cheltenham Spa train station all day Monday.
But I am novice! The route is relatively flat, and some even on a canal. If you haven’t ridden a bike in years, its worth getting out before the ride, but it will be a gentle pace.
What about lunch? ‘Roll up’ are culinary cyclists and will being laying on a vegetarian picnic to satisfy your needs.
What’s the damage? The ride, which includes lunch and baggage transfer will cost £20, which must be paid in advance.
Roll up is a Sustrans Active Travel Champions Project. For more information or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07763 183 938.
This ride is one of Sustrans Fresh Air Miles rides that are taking place across the UK this summer. Every participant has the chance to win a pair of Specialized bikes when they register. For more information about Fresh Air Miles events and to find a ride near you visit www.freshairmiles.org.uk