1-2 September 2018

The Event Village at Brathay Hall provides a hub from where organised activities will launch including the Shillies ‘Undred, a 100km ‘gravel challenge event’, a guided overnight bikepacking trip across the Lakes, a loaded hill climb challenge, social ride in from the station to promote leaving the car at home and self-guided trips. There will be the chance to try demo bikes and equipment, plus attend workshops, lectures and an evening bar with live music.

Lyon Equipment, a key event supporter, said: “With the rise in adventure cycling’s popularity, we felt there was an opportunity for a highly targeted event where like minded individuals, brands and organisations could come together to celebrate travel on two wheels. As a distributor, we have been able to invite brands from both the cycle and outdoor industries which has allowed for an extremely diverse list of supporters”.

Standard Entry: £12

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Getting to the event

Brathay Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0HP

Brathay Hall is the event centre for many Brathay Challenges events. It is set in beautiful scenery at the centre of the Lake District on the shore of Windermere, England's largest lake.

Brathay is 1.2 miles from Ambleside, a bustling market town providing everything a visitor could want from numerous shops for outdoor enthusiasts, to local hospitality provided by many restaurants, cafes and bars.

Travelling by car

With easy access from the M6 (J36 from the South - 28 miles, J40 from the North - 29 miles) A591 to Ambleside, follow the A593 and B5286 for 1.2 miles.

Travelling by train

There are excellent rail connections to Windermere station (via Oxenholme on the West Coast mainline) which is only 5 miles from Brathay. Bus and taxi services are available at Windermere station.

Where to stay

Accommodation at Brathay Hall, in Hawkshead village and the surrounding area.

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Getting to the event

Brathay Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0HP

Brathay Hall is the event centre for many Brathay Challenges events. It is set in beautiful scenery at the centre of the Lake District on the shore of Windermere, England's largest lake.

Brathay is 1.2 miles from Ambleside, a bustling market town providing everything a visitor could want from numerous shops for outdoor enthusiasts, to local hospitality provided by many restaurants, cafes and bars.

Travelling by car

With easy access from the M6 (J36 from the South - 28 miles, J40 from the North - 29 miles) A591 to Ambleside, follow the A593 and B5286 for 1.2 miles.

Travelling by train

There are excellent rail connections to Windermere station (via Oxenholme on the West Coast mainline) which is only 5 miles from Brathay. Bus and taxi services are available at Windermere station.

Where to stay

Accommodation at Brathay Hall, in Hawkshead village and the surrounding area.

Download the Where To Stay PDF

Key Facts

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Degrees cycle touring talk

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Kitchen sink in the loaded hillclimb

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Brands involved

3,980
miles Sean Conway cycled across Europe

We've got gear from OPEN, Surly, Vielo Sports and many more!

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The Adventure Cycle Festival will very much be a forum for suppliers and industry players to showcase their latest and greatest. There will be a small off-road loop within the grounds to allow you to demo bikes from some of the leading adventure bike brands, including OPEN, Mason, Orbea, Vielo Sports, Surly & Ritchey.

You may also be able to demo bikepacking bags from luggage brands like Ortlieb and Apidura.

Click here to find out more about the brands attending.

with Ghyllside Cycles, Vielo Sports and more!

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Ghyllside Cycles have been working on a challenge event that takes in some of the finest gravel tracks in the area. Whilst the distance may seem on the short side to the hardened roadies out there, the elevation and nature of the trails will almost definitely make up for it. This one isn't for the faint hearted.

If you're after something a little easier different then Vielo Sports will be leading a series of rides from Brathay offering you an opportunity to try out their new pretty bling V+1 bike.

Click here to find out more about the rides taking place.

with headline speaker Sean Conway

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Our headline speaker this year is adventure cycling royalty, Sean Conway. Sean recently returned from setting the world record for cycling across Europe where he covered the 3980 mile distance in 24 days, 18 hours and 39 minutes.

Also on the podium will be Ian Hughes on starting a brand from the ground up, Laura Ricketts on adventuring in sub zero temperatures, and Jill Dawes on riding the Tour Divide.

Click here to find out more about the speakers attending.

Ranging from brewing in the wild workshops to loaded hill climb challenges

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We've got some great workshops going on this year. Ranging from some pretty light hearted challenges to the very serious job of making a great brew in the wild.

Click here to find out more about the workshops and activities taking place.

Day tickets and weekend tickets are now available.

Demo Bike

Day tickets are available for £12 for either the Saturday or the Sunday.

Weekend tickets are available for £20.

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In case we've missed something

If you've still got any questions...

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Enter now to be a part of the new and exciting Adventure Cycle Festival with activities ranging from Packrafting to loaded hill climbs it's not to be missed.

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A big thanks to all the brands and individuals involved in supporting this event.

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