May 16, 2016
As June rolls into view (how did that happen? It’s only just stopped snowing!) it’s time to start thinking about traditional summery things like the Fort William World Cup and the Ritchey Bristol Bikefest – both staples of early June events. But it’s with surprise that we hear that this might be the last Bristol Bikefest in Ashton Court!
The organisers have announced today “ We are going to take a break… After running the Bikefest for the last 15 years we have decided to take a break. So if you have been part of the ‘Fest’ over the last 15 years and liked (partly or all of it) what we did then make sure you don’t miss out on what might be the last Bikefest in Ashton Court.”
They’ve given us this entry update if you want to take part in this legendary event: “ The good weather has encouraged once again for riders to come out and pledge their allegiance to the Bikefest and have helped to fill up the various categories nicely. Solo entries have been closed for a little while but all other categories for Saturday are still available. Most likely we will have day entries available (please keep your eyes on the website for last minute updates) but if you don’t pre-enter than we will not be able to guarantee you the finisher T-shirt….so get your entry in now via our entry page.”
The ‘Steve Worland ride singletrack hard & drink a swig of cider per lap memorial cup‘ returns in 2016: To carry on celebrating the life and work of very much missed bike journalist, singletrack (and Singletrack) extraordinaire, Bristol local and close friend Steve Worland who sadly passed away the ‘Steve Worland ride singletrack hard & drink a swig of cider per lap memorial cup’ will return to the Bikefest and will once again raise money for the Psoriasis Association Charity which were chosen by Steve’s partner Jo and his daughter Holly. Start of the event which can be ridden in any team size from solo to ‘infinity’ is at 11.37am and they will once again have some great cider out on course for riders to get refresh and to toast Steve.
Ride a Ritchey: The Ritchey test bike fleet will be at the Bikefest giving everybody the chance to test some super sweet steel bike in Saturday’s 12hour event or/and in the Ritchey Reveller Dirt Sportive on Sunday. You can find out the latest on Ritchey’s test fleet event here: ritcheylogic.com/rides
Event venue / catering / trade stands / kids race / live music / DJ: As always at the Bristol Bikefest we will have a broad selection of trade stands in and around our event village, lots of trackside camping and parking, a kids race on Saturday lunch time, the event bar which will be open Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, some great tunes and live music on Friday and Saturday night and some superb catering from Ian and his Luff Bus Team.
Where to find out more: You can find all the details on the Ritchey Bristol Bikefest powered by Heritage Volkswagen 2016 as well as enter via entry form or the secure online entry on www.bike-fest.com