If you have found your way to this page you are more than likely a Green Gathering 2017 ticket holder and are thinking that cycling to the festival would be a great way to kick-start your weekend. Good stuff, it’ll be fun to have you all join us for this part of our journey!
The cycle will take place on Thursday 3rd August from Bristol Temple Meades Train Station and we will probably set off late morning – exact time tbc once we know more about where people are travelling from. This will be a leisurely group cycle not a race, so all abilities are welcome to join us!
The cycle should take between 3-4 hours and we will be following a flattish, scenic route which will be a mix of trail and road. We may stop for a group picnic (weather permitting!) along the way.
There will be a secure place for us to lock our bikes over the weekend but you will need your own bike lock. The Green Gathering team have offered an amazing ‘goody bag’ offer for everyone who joins us to the cycle:
Your complementary festival goodies will include a festival programme, a delicious pizza from Woodburn’s wood-fired oven or a veggie burger from Veggies Vegan Catering Campaign, and a tea or coffee from the Brixton Tea Party cafe in the Speakers’ Forum.
Camplight provide pre-pitched tents (salvaged, cleaned and primped) for festival-goers to hire. They are offering a 10% discount to anyone who signs up to the cycle.
To register for the ride each rider needs to fill in this online form by July 21st. We will be in touch closer to the time via email with more info. You can also check this page for updates.
Bikes on Public Transport
If you will be travelling by train or bus to Bristol double check the operator’s bike policy. You may need to book a bike space…
Cycling with all your festival gear
If you’ve visited our Fully Loaded page you will see that it is very possible to carry everything you might need for a festival on a bicycle. We carry enough for two on ours!
If you like the idea of carrying all your gear, you will need a set of racks for your bike and either a set of panniers or a bike trailer. Although, strapping your rucksack to your back-rack using an old bungy works just as well too!
After the Festival
After the festival participants will be free to cycle back to Bristol alone or with newfound friends, or to make their own way home by other means (Chepstow railway station is just over a mile from the festival site).
If you have specific questions please contact us via the comments section below. This can then double up as a growing FAQs section so please check if anyone else has asked the same question before you post.
Great to have you on board and we look forward to cycling with you in August!
Please note that while we are experienced cyclists and can offer lots of cycling tips gleaned from our travels we are volunteers only and you will be accompanying us on this cycle ride at your own risk.