The Cycle Touring Festival: “It Was Bloody Great!”

Last week I had the opportunity of speaking about the 2015 cycle from Spain to Norway (on a bike called Reggie…) in Halifax. Next up on my world tour (well, Britain and Ireland) is the Cycle Touring Festival in Clitheroe, Lancashire. Why not come along? Full details from the organisers are below…

“The Cycle Touring Festival is the place to come for anyone interested in travelling by bicycle.

The event aims to equip and inspire people to undertake journeys by bike, with a full weekend of talks and workshops on all things touring related.  Spend a long weekend with like-minded people and dream up big plans over a cup of tea or a pint.

You don’t need any experience of cycle touring to attend; in fact you don’t even need to own a bike.  The event is open to anyone interested in cycle journeys, whether they’ve done one before or not.  Whether you want to quit your job and cycle round the world, or head off on a weekend cycling microadventure, the Cycle Touring Festival caters for both ends of the spectrum and everything in between.

The festival is held in Clitheroe, Lancashire. It is a non-profit event run entirely by volunteers. Tickets include three nights’ camping and entry to all talks, activities and workshops, as well as food from Saturday morning through to Sunday afternoon.”

Here’s a selection of what past attendees have said:

“The whole weekend was just very inspiring”
“I have to say it’s the best event I have been to for a long time”
“My favourite thing was to be able to meet and chat with other cycle tourers and be part of the norm”
“I’ve never enjoyed a soggy camping trip so much! Thoroughly invigorated by hearing so many stories and travel tales, and meeting such smiling, boundless souls.”
“I think it’s safe to say you are on to a winner here, the whole weekend was really well organised”
“The best part was just meeting and talking to other cycle travellers”
“Overall it was bloody great”

“What an amazing weekend it has been! I was hoping to get tips and ideas, have questions answered and meet like-minded people. I got all that and much, much more.”

“I have come away feeling inspired, humbled, affirmed, elated, reassured, itching to go and above all I feel I have found my tribe.”

“A great group of people that get excited by the idea of moving on and exploring the world on a bike and are full of generosity and willingness to share.”

Tickets are available until early May.  Find out more and book your place at

Categories: Cycling

What do you think?