…you have probably heard it…we are back!

The much-loved Bristol Bikefest mountain bike race is back – with a new format, a new venue and a new sponsor – The Bristol Beer Factory!

We’re going to back to basics after 15 years of racing with a fun, friendly event that’s all about great trails, tall beers, tired legs and plenty of smiles. Think of it as a small but perfectly formed festival of mountain biking rather than just a race.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time racer (especially if you’re a first-time racer), it’s a perfect day out on two wheels.

We’re over the moon to see Bikefest back and can’t wait to welcome you to the Bristol’s excellent trails for our 15th race at Ashton Court.

The format of the ‘new’ Bikefest is a one-day event which will take place on Saturday the 30th June 2018. In its return year, the Fest will have a morning full of kids racing followed by a 6-hour solo, pairs and team event around the much loved Ashton Court course. Same as in years gone by the race format is that riders or teams must complete as many laps as possible within the given time, with only one rider on course at any given time. The riders or teams that complete the most laps in the least time win.

And we are also bringing back ‘The Steve Worland Ride Singletrack Hard & Drink A Swig of Cider Per Lap Memorial Cup’ in memory of our friend, Bristol local, single track extraordinaire and cycling journalist Steve Worland who sadly died in March 2014. All profits from the event will go to the Psoriasis Association Charity.

The playing field for the Bikefest will once again be the single track littered and all-weather course in Ashton Court on the edge of the Bristol city centre. The almost 10km long track will see a few tweaks from the ‘normal’ loop which should make for a great racing course and a fun day out on the bike.

Our new title sponsor – the Bristol Beer Factory – will make sure that the event bar is well stocked with their broad beer offering and that the ‘Cider’ stop is well catered for as well.

The entry for the 2018 event will be limited to 300 riders. The entry (secure online or paper/cheque) entry will open at 9 am on 5th April 2018.

To enter, please follow this link: https://www.riderhq.com/events/77689/bikefest-2018