A new cycling festival will be held in the lake district at the beginning of June.

From the 2nd until the 4th of June the Adventure Cycle Festival will be held at Brathay Hall , near Ambleside in the Lake District. The aim of the festival is to inspire people to use their bikes for adventure, such as a day at Kielder Forest or a weekend cycling in the Alps.

Over the weekend there will be various activities on offer from the more traditional festival events such as an evening of live music, an evening bar and film screenings to a more bike-centric focus of: workshops, talks, bike testing, self-guided trips around the National Park, a loaded hill climb, a guided overnight bikepacking trip around the lakes and a cross challenge event.

Accommodation will consist of places to pitch your tent, places to set up your motorhome or campervan, nearby bed & breakfast and hotels to luxury lodges.

With brands such as Shand, Salsa, Bombtrack, Ortlieb, Exped and Optimus confirmed to be there with more expected to be added to the list. Bearbones Bikepacking, Backcountry Scotland, Ghyllside cycles, Pannier.cc and EDS Bikes will be hosting workshops and talks at the festival.

Weekend tickets are £20 and under 16s can attend for free. With such a range of accommodation and activities there will be something to suit everyone whether you’re a beginner, an expert, alone or with family there’s plenty of activities available. For some great adventure cycling inspiration, follow the link for more information about the Festival visit The Adventure Cycle Festival website.

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