Details of the talks and workshops for the Cycle Touring Festival 2020 will be listed here as they are confirmed.

We are thrilled to announce that the focus of the 2020 festival will be ‘Travel Lightly’.  We’ll be featuring cycling adventures closer to home, and those which avoid flying wherever possible.  Cycling is the most environmentally friendly mode of transport, so let’s celebrate that!

2020 talks and workshops

Tales from the road

Lost Lanes North – Jack Thurston

Trans Pennine Trail – Louise & Jem Clines

Trip planning

Flight free travel – Debs Butler

Wild camping – Pete Gostelow

Best of Britain – Anna Hughes

Mind, body, planet

…and the aftermath is troubling – John Devoy

Practical workshops

Broken Spoke extravaganza

Hear from the Cicerone authors
Bike maintenance

Wheelbuilding (advance booking required by contacting Ghyllside Cycles)

Cycle touring kit
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.