Bridge over Mekong

The Cycle Touring Festival is wonderful, interesting, friendly, fun…but doesn’t involve any CYCLING. We’re going to put that right and invite you all to come cycling with us on the weekend of 17 / 18 September 2016.

The plan:

  • Meet in Lancaster at 10am at the train station on the morning of Saturday 17 September.
  • Cycle to Waddow Hall, Clitheroe. It will be up to you to choose your own route, although we will offer some suggestions in due course.
  • Camp at Waddow Hall on Saturday night, hopefully with a camp fire if the weather plays ball. River swimming optional.  Food will be available to buy if you pre-book (see below), otherwise bring a camping stove or there are plenty of chippies around.
  • Cycle back to Lancaster on Sunday morning.

The intention is to bring together the cycle touring community for an overnight bike ride. Cycle touring is all about independence, so our organisation is limited to booking the campsite and suggesting a couple of routes we know are particularly lovely.  Otherwise, it’s up to you.

If you want to stay in Lancaster on Friday night, you will need to find your own accommodation. Lancaster is on the West Coast mainline so is well served by trains, or else you will need to find somewhere to park.

The ride is open to everyone – experienced tourers and complete novices. It will be a perfect opportunity for those who might be slightly nervous about touring to have a go, in like-minded company.


As with the festival, this is non-profit.  The £10 fee we are charging covers the cost of the campsite on Saturday night, plus the admin fees we are charged by Paypal.


Waddow Hall will provide breakfast and an evening meal for an additional £8 per person. This includes:

Saturday evening meal: Beef or roasted vegetable lasagne, garlic bread and salad.  Fruit crumble.

Sunday breakfast: Bacon / veggie sausage / fried egg baps with juice.


Tickets are no longer available to book online.  If you want to come, email me.  You will need to provide all your own food as this option is no longer available – we had to order in advance.

Come cycling with us in September