You can download the full timetable for the weekend here.

There will be a couple of introductory sessions on the Friday evening, but the festival only really gets going on Saturday morning, to give people the chance to arrive.

The festival officially ends at 6pm on Sunday, but your ticket includes camping on Sunday night in case you want to stay and have a ride on the Monday.

2019 talks and workshops

Tales from the road

Free LEJOG (Tom Allen)

Cuba unplugged: A journey through 60 years of revolution (Frank Burns)

A literary cycling tour of the north of England (Caroline Burrows)

Family cycle touring – on land, on water, on rails, on bikes (Louise Clines & family)

Cycling central America (Megan Fitch)

Out of Africa: Mwanza to Muscat (Pete Gostelow)

Wall to wall: from the UK to China (Peter & Christine Lloyd)

New perspectives on the Middle East (Rebecca Lowe)

Nine strangers, cycling across the USA (Rachel Lundy)

Carretera Austral – with kids (Ed March-Shawcross)

Cycling places you ain’t supposed to (Dan Martin)

‘Classic Rock’ by bike (Oli Warlow)

Tales of the unexpected – mishaps and surprises from a senior cyclist (Ann Wilson)

Trip planning

I’ve got two weeks – where should I go? (panel)

I’ve got a weekend – where should I go? (panel)

Cheap bicycle touring hacks: how to make your money last on a long distance tour (Tim Millikin)

Flying with bikes (Neil Wheadon)

Cycling UK’s offroad LEJOG (Sam Jones of Cycling UK)

Grown up gap years (Debs – Brakes and Cakes)

Camp stove cookery (Sharon Tomlinson & Laura Moss)

Mind, body, planet

Adventures in the Andes: The Life Cycle biodiversity bike ride (Kate Rawles)

Campsite yoga: keep your back healthy and pain-free while on tour (Stephen Lord)

Tread lighter (Libby Bowles)

Mental health and cycling (panel)

Hear from the Cicerone authors

Rediscovering Wales (Richard Barrett)

Cycling into history (Richard Barrett)

Cycling the Camino de Santiago (Mike Wells)

A trail of two cities: cycling from London to Paris (Mike Wells)

Practical workshops

Bushcraft: Intro to bushcraft

Bushcraft: Tools and gadgets

Bushcraft: Creative cooking

Creative writing workshop (Caroline Burrows)

Film making workshop (Geoff Broadway and Barry Godin)

Star gazing – weather dependent (John McGuire)

Tarp making (Brenda Cupryna)

Tarp pitching (Graham Ashton)

Ready, steady, COOK: the great camp stove cook-off

Bike maintenance

Punctures and roadside bodges (Ghyllside Cycles)

Gear and brake adjustment (Ghyllside Cycles)

Broken chains / tools for the road (Ghyllside Cycles)

Tubeless demystified (Ghyllside Cycles)

Wheelbuilding (advance booking required by contacting Ghyllside Cycles)

Cycle touring kit

Our favourite bits of kit to take on tour (Megan Fitch)

Choosing luggage (Richard Hallett)

Frame building (Richard Hallett)

Cycle electronics and lighting (Richard Hallett)

Family cycling equipment (Chris Leakey)

Bivis and tents – show and tell (Tim Moss)

Family-friendly sessions

Children are welcome to any of our talks and workshops, but there will be some specific child-friendly activities going on, including a special session on bike maintenance for children and a family tent with games on offer.


PLUS tell us your own story in the Open Mike session on Saturday night!  You will have three minutes to tell us about your adventure before the bell is rung and you have to get off the stage.