Bristol Cycle Festival is a community-led festival showcasing the city’s vibrant cycling culture and promoting cycling in all its forms to keen, everyday, occasional and beginner cyclists alike.
The festival’s aim is to strengthen the cycling community in Bristol as well as encourage more people to use bikes as their chosen form of transport.
It brings together community groups, adventurers, cycling organisations, movers and shakers in the cycling community to deliver a diverse programme of events to celebrate and revere the marvellous invention that is the bicycle!
The Bristol Cycle Festival was founded in 2010 – when Bristol was awarded Cycling City status, and with funding from Bristol City and South Glos councils to create a one-off festival. It was such a success that volunteers from the cycling community have been inspired and determined to keep it running since.
In 2017 festival organisers ran 53 events over 10 days and events included Bristol’s first ever Strava art competition, a cycle safari supper, led bike tours and rides of varying lengths, call-to-action and adventure talks, bike maintenance sessions, family sessions, bike polo taster sessions, a pedal-powered cinema, challenge rides, cycle speed-dating and a giant carnival procession along the Portway – the ‘Carnivelo’.
The next festival will be in May 2019 but The Bristol Cycle Festival will have some stand-alone events this autumn to keep everyone pedalling – sign up to our mailing list at www.bristolcyclefestival.com date or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date.