Rather quietly, this last week or so, Bristol BikeFest announced that it was well and truly back! Teased first on the page of the 2018 The Ex event, which asked riders to save the date of June 30th 2018.
It said “The Bristol Bikefest (including the Steve Worland ride singletrack hard & drink a swig of cider per lap memorial cup 2018) is coming back with an updated course, new venue and a new partner – say hello to the 2018 Bristol Bikefest powered (or rather fuelled) by the Bristol Beer Factory.”
And that website has now been updated and refreshed with details, at: https://bike-fest.com
As one of the finalists of a Singletrack Awards for ‘Event of the year’ we’re glad to hear that it’s coming back and hopefully we can see you all at Ashton Court this summer, where the trails will be dry, the singletrack swoopy and the beer flowy…
The event also includes the “Steve Worland ride singletrack hard & drink a swig of cider per lap memorial cup 2018” which is held in aid of the late, great Steve Worland, bike tester of this magazine and all round good guy who sadly passed away an incredibly ‘where did that time go’ short four years ago in March 2014. We are particular fans of that bit of the event…
Anyway, we’d recommend getting along to the website to show your support as it’s been a long couple of years without it. And the June 30th date (currently) doesn’t look like it clashes with any other major events (unless you’re doing the EWS in Slovenia…) With the return of the Malvern Classic a fortnight before, it’s shaping up to be a good, long, busy summer. And a hot one, obviously, right?
Oh, and talking of classic events that you thought might have gone away, but which are now back again… we’ll be able to bring you news of a particular other event’s return very shortly, so keep tuning in.
In the meantime – get on to Bristol Bike Fest here: bike-fest.com