We are in the process of putting together an incredible line-up of talks, workshops and films. Details will be added to this page as they are confirmed. Remember that ALL SESSIONS are included in your ticket price.
The full programme will be available to download a week or two before the event.
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 5pm 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
I’ve got two weeks – where should I go?
I’ve got a weekend – where should I go?
Cheap bicycle touring hacks: how to make your money last on a long distance tour
Flying with bikes
Camp stove cookery
Tales from the road
Wall to wall: from the UK to China
Out of Africa: Mwanza to Muscat
Cuba unplugged: A journey through 60 years of revolution
Nine strangers, cycling across the USA
Family cycle touring – on land, on water, on rails, on bikes: tales of adventures with younger children
Cycling central America
Tales of the unexpected – mishaps and surprises from a senior cyclist
Adventures in the Andes: The Life Cycle biodiversity bike ride
A literary cycling tour of the north of England
Campsite yoga: keep your back healthy and pain-free while on tour
Star gazing (weather dependent)
Ready, steady, COOK: the great camp stove cook-off
Creative writing workshop
Bikes and kit
Bike maintenance – Ghyllside Cycles
Wheelbuilding – Ghyllside Cycles (advance booking required – details to be announced)
Our favourite bits of kit to take on tour
Cycle electronics and lighting
ALL THIS PLUS…
***Special FAMILY ZONE – more family sessions to be announced***
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.