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Date details
29th Jun 2022 – 30th Jun 2022
Difficulty
Moderate
Duration
2 days, 1 night
Group size
Min 20 Required
Location
Start from Bristol or Cardiff, arrive Love Trails Festival, Wales
Activity
Cycling
Price
£110 from Bristol, £90 from Cardiff (+optional £35 bus & bike return service)
Meeting point
Bristol (9am) or Cardiff (2pm)

Event Summary

Running and cycling are like peas and carrots; a perfect pairing, wouldn’t you say?

In an exciting, new collaboration with vibrant Love Trails Festival (an event we collaborated on back in 2018), we’re involved once again, but this time on saddles, at the end of June!

If you love nature and the outdoors, sustainability, meeting fascinating new people, and mixing up your energy/fitness levels with another discipline (ie. cycling), then this ride is for you! Good times, guaranteed.

Mark up your calendars now.

Booking Options

1. Guided Cycle to Love Trails from Bristol + Overnight Camping + Food (+ return bike transfer at additional cost)
2. Guided Cycle to Love Trails from Cardiff + Overnight Camping + Food (+ return bike transfer at additional cost)

*All bookings must be made through the Love Trails website.

What's included in the cycle? 

Brake the Cycle Ride to Love Trails Festival guarantees:

  • First aid trained, fully guided cycling (1:10 ratio), estimated 2-3x guides (20-30 people)
  • 1x night camping with all riders
  • Mechanical support
  • Insurance
  • Support vehicle(s) to carry all riders’ festival luggage to Love Trails Festival site (+£35 option to return yourself and bike to Bristol via Cardiff on Sunday 3rd July)
  • Tasty breakfasts and lunches included (all vegan), plus water refills
  • Positive festival warm up vibes along the way!

Price from Bristol: £110

Price from Cardiff: £90

How do I book?
What if I already have a ticket?

Deal for existing ticket holders:
A cycle to Love Trails add-on from Bristol or Cardiff includes:

  • Shower pass (worth £15) (or refund if you already have one)
  • 1x meal voucher on arrival (worth approx £10)

Deal for new ticket purchases:
A cycle to Love Trails add-on from Bristol or Cardiff includes:

  • £20 off the current festival price
  • Shower pass (worth £15)

Simply head to the Love Trails website and select your option and follow the instructions there!

*Get in touch with us directly if you have any specific questions before booking.

About Brake the Cycle

Since 2012 we’ve been running cycle trips from single-day adventures to three-week epics.

We add our sustainability-infused twist on many a cycling classic. Our authentic, holistic and accessible trips are for people who are looking to explore new places and passions, challenge their bodies while expanding their minds, and doing it all in a like-minded, supportive group.

What our eco-inspired cycle trips offer:

In 2020 Brake the Cycle officially merged with Adventure Uncovered

More Info

Meet your guides!

Rosie Riley

Rosie Riley

Co-Founder/Director of Adventure Uncovered, writer and dedicated North Sea surfer who settles for cycling, running and outdoor swimming when in London. Advocate and promoter of sustainability and clean technology in the UK corporate sector and developing countries.

Shalyn Wilkins

Shalyn Wilkins

Since joining her first Brake the Cycle trip, Shalyn has been hooked on adventuring by bike. Having now converted countless friends and family (and sometimes even strangers) to the joys of biking, Shalyn joins us to lead rides and share her infectious enthusiasm for exploring by bike, opportunistic yoga, sharing good food and camping under the stars. It's also quite possible that Shalyn holds the record for the most puncture-repairs in a calendar year - so we're glad to be in experienced hands.

FAQs

Do I need to carry my stuff? What happens to all my festival kit?

We can transfer it all it in our support vehicle :)

Where do we meet and start?

Bristol - Queen's Square
Cardiff - TBC

How far do we go?

From Bristol: Approx total of 200-kms or 124-miles over 2-days
From Cardiff: Approx total of 120-kms or 74-miles over 2-days (most of which will covered on Day 2, approx 100-kms or 62-miles)

Where do we stay?

We’ll be staying at a campsite (TBC).

What should I wear?

We'd recommend ensuring you at least have something warm for the evening and a waterproof for the ride. Please bring sunscreen! (And Aloe Vera if possible). Even if the sun is not out, the wind and clouds have a big impact and you don't want your festival experience to be uncomfortable.

Where do I leave my bike?

You'll need to bring your own bike lock which can be secured in a designated area on-site at Love Trails, manned by security.

What happens at the festival?

We'll be taking you on optional loop rides near the main site, a full agenda will be released in good time and you can pick and choose if you want to join in.

How do I get back?

For an additional £35 we can bus you and your bike (separately via our van) back to either Cardiff or Bristol after the festival on Sunday evening. Just let us know at checkout!

Do I need to navigate?

We’ll provide route .GPX files and instructions to navigate through preferred apps (eg. Strava, Komoot, Ride with GPS), however, if you prefer to stay away from digital navigation you can, we've got it covered!

Do I need to bring my own food?

We will provide healthy, nutritious and delicious meals - all plant powered. We know how important it is to keep fuelled with nourishing food.

You'll need a little extra cash for your own snacks and munchies, at stops in cafes (or pubs) throughout the ride.

How fit do I need to be?

We're assuming you'll be pretty fit already given the nature of the festival! We'd advise you get your body used to being on a bike beforehand, that's for sure. Build this up with a few regular, easy rides before departure, this will help you slip into a rhythm and get into the swing of things easier, and allow you a smoother transition to running at the festival!

What cycling grade is this ride? 

We’ve graded this ride 3 out of 5, moderate difficulty.

Can I hire a bike from you? 

Unfortunately you need to bring your own bike. However, we can certainly point you in the right direction!

Can I hire a tent from you? 

No, unfortunately not, however we can carry yours in the support vehicle provided.

What will the terrain be like?

The route is well-ridden and we’ll be riding predominately on roads and the surfaces are generally good, avoiding busy, main roads as much as possible.

Do I need travel insurance?

All participants are well covered under our company insurance policy, however, we also recommend personal, accident cover.

'An incredible experience, a real adventure that provided too many highlights to recount. There was a sociable and non-competitive vibe, and I felt totally supported by the team, the trip couldn't have gone smoother from arrival to departure.'

Tom Shakhli, Participant on multiple tours

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