Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September


Further details coming soon.



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The Adventure Cycle Festival was created with the primary aim of inspiring more people to use their bike as an adventure vehicle and to act as a forum for like-minded people to get together.

Whether you are a seasoned adventure cyclist or a complete newcomer, looking to get your first taste of adventure on two wheels, the Adventure Cycling Festival has a whole host of activities to keep you entertained. Set in the beautiful grounds of Brathay Hall, the festival village is the perfect place to enjoy all the activities and entertainment on hand.Brathay

There will be workshops with seasoned bike packers, where you can learn all the best tricks and tips for surviving in the wild on your bike. Find out how to set up your perfect adventure bike and how to cook tasty and nutritious food on the go. Learn how to document your adventures so you can share your experiences with your family and friends. Whatever the adventure you’re planning, we’ll have experts who can help you on your way.

The Adventure Cycle Festival brings together key adventure cycling brands, organisations and speakers and will act as a hub from where to set off on a ride through the Lakes, whether guided or self-supported. This website just gives a flavour of what you can expect in June, further details will be added in the lead up to the event.

The entire event is organised in association with Brathay Trust and is completely not-for-profit with all proceeds going to charity.

 Click here for the Festival Timetable

Frequently Asked Questions


Where Can I Park?

Onsite parking is very limited and costs £5. If the onsite parking is full, sign posts will point you in the direction of alternative parking. As an Adventure Cycle Festival we highly recommend the use of either your bike or public transport to get to and from the event. You can catch the 505 Ambleside to Hawkshead or the 525 Bowness to Coniston to get near to Brathay Hall. You can find timetables for these buses here.


Can I buy tickets on the day?

Yes, tickets will be available on the day. However, to ensure your space on some of the workshops with limited spaces we highly recommend booking your ticket in advance.

Is Accommodation Included?

Overnight accommodation is not included in the ticket price. There is no shortage of accommodation options in the area and onsite accommodation is available through Brathay, see https://www.brathay.org.uk/brathay-hall/short-breaks-at-brathay-hall or ring 0844 225 3100. They will be offering the following discounted accommodation to attendees:

  • Lodges (sleep 2) B&B, £100 per night,
  • Single rooms B&B, £50 per night
  • Hostel beds B&B, £30 per night
  • Self-catering options for groups of 10 or more (ring for price)
  • On-site camping, £20 per night per pitch - maximum 4 berth

Alternatively, we recommend the National Trust’s Low Wray campsite who offer both traditional pitches and more luxurious camping pods just 2.5 miles away.


Can I Bring My Own Alcohol?

Brathay Trust will be running a bar within the event village as a way to raise funds for their charity. For this reason, the consumption of your own alcohol on the premises is prohibited.


Are Dogs Allowed On Site?

Yes, well behaved dogs are allowed on site as long as they are kept on a lead.


Can I bring My Own Food?

Yes, although Brathay will be providing an all-day BBQ as well as sandwiches, cakes and a pasta offering all including special diets and vegetarian options so there will be no shortage of options. They will also provide a tea & coffee stall.


Can I run a workshop?

This website gives a small insight into some of the workshops and presentations we have lined up for the event. We are still working on additional speakers and workshops so if you feel you can contribute to the festival please get in touch by emailing hello at adventurecyclefestival.co.uk


Supporters & Contributors

The Adventure Cycle Festival is supported by some of the leading manufacturers and retailers in the cycle industry, click a logo for more info. If you want your company to be involved get in touch.