Feedback on the Cycle Touring Festival

Thanks to all those who responded to the survey questionnaire about the 2019 festival. In general, feedback was overwhelmingly positive and we are so glad people enjoyed the event. A lot of hard work goes into it and giving up

Campstove cookery: your recipes

At the Cycle Touring Festival in 2019, we ran a camp stove cookery session. We asked participants to contribute their recipe ideas and tips. Here are the crowd-sourced recipes we collected. 1) Ziplock bag omlette roll Put eggs in a

Campstove cookery: your top tips

At the Cycle Touring Festival in 2019, we ran a camp stove cookery session. We asked participants to contribute their recipe ideas and tips. Here are the tips people contributed. The next blog post will be the recipes. 1. Carry

Cycling to the festival from Cumbria.

Festival regular, John Metcalfe, is planning to ride to the festival from Kendal and is inviting you to join him. Here are the key details: Meet: 10am, Friday 24 May 2019 at Oxenholme Station or at John’s house, 4 miles

Getting to the Cycle Touring Festival

The festival weekend is the beginning of half term for many people, which means traffic can be terrible. In previous years, there have been horror stories of people stuck on the M6 for 10 hours. Why not avoid all this,

What is the Cycle Touring Festival really like?

We really believe the Cycle Touring Festival is different. Unlike other festivals, we don’t have rows of stalls selling you stuff. Our focus is on stories and practical workshops. If you want to buy stuff, you can go to a

Festival tickets on sale before Christmas

Looking for a Christmas present for the cyclist in your life? Consider buying them a ticket to the only festival in the UK which is dedicated to cycle touring. The dates are 24 – 27 May 2019 and it will

2018 festival programme announced

We have announced the full programme of events for the 2018 Cycle Touring Festival. Click here to download the programme The itinerary is as ram-packed as ever, and you can’t go every session, so now is your chance to start

Know any good cycle touring films?

For the last two festivals we have had the pleasure of showcasing a wide range of cycling films that have entertained, educated and inspired us. From documenting epic solo adventures down the length of the Americas to a few days

Books by our speakers

Many of the speakers at the Cycle Touring Festival have written books about their bicycle travels.  We love reading them, to get a sense of the speaker’s personality and to experience their adventures vicariously. Books by this year’s speakers include