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

Can you get this poster up in your local bike shop?

Do you think your local bike shop would display a poster for us? We’re really keen to expand our reach and get more, new people at this year’s Cycle Touring Festival so have had a fancy flyer designed to help

Talks at the festival in 2018

We had planned to cut down on the number of talks this year but it has proved impossible.  There are just too many of you out there, doing too many interesting things that we want to hear about.  There are

Regional gatherings

The best thing about the Cycle Touring Festival is the chance to spend time with like-minded people. The worst thing is that it only happens once a year. Last September, we hosted a gathering to help address this problem. Forty