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

Trip planning

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

The un-categorisable

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

Choosing luggage

Frame building

Cycle electronics and lighting


***Bushcraft sessions***

***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.