#southlakesbikefest

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postierich
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#southlakesbikefest

Post by postierich » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:32 pm

Hi guys been asked to do a summer event after the success of SSUK17 last year this year it will be for all bikes !! The event will lean to adventure cycling with MTB and gravel routes with bike packing thrown in if you wish £15 gets you a weekend ticket which includes camping children are free.
Some indépendant bike brands have thrown their names into the ring with Stooge and Alpkit leading the way bringing a few demo bikes with them so if you fancy a weekend in a loverly part of the country get signed up on Eventbrite
Video gives you an idea of the low level xc routes #southlakesbikefest
South Lakes Bike Fest 31st of Aug to the 2nd of September. £15 gets you a festival ticket that includes camping for the whole weekend kids under 16 stay for free with paying adults.
Friday evening ride in the local area, lights needed the ride will end at the Hawkshead Brewery.
150 km Gravel ride with an option to bike pack it or do in one go. GPX download route 10am Saturday start
50 mile Bikepacking route for MTBs taking in some great vistas and cafes for you to enjoy GPX download route 3pm Saturday start.
Guided bikepacking routes with qualified guides max 12 people £5 extrato be paid on the day, start time TBC on the Saturday
2 mountainous mtb routes which includes High St and Nan Bield, maps will be available. ( Anytime)
2 low level but techy xc routes in the Kentmere/Longsleddle Valley Maps will be available. (Anytime)
During the day there will be mtb skills sessions and bikepacking tarp erection and tips on sleeping in a ditches!!
Bike brands like Alpkit/Stooge will bring some bikes to Demo. (more TBC)
Marquee/music/firepits/toilets/a shower! food / coffee/ beer from Kirbky Lonsdale Brewery will be available. If you want to be part of the team to put Staveley on the biking map get in touch. Entries open soon via Eventbrite please share with friends, independent bike companies and anyone that loves riding in fantastic locations.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/south-la ... f=efbevent

https://vimeo.com/232276276
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SSUK 2017
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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:26 pm

Sounds great... if I wasn't already going to TNR!

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by postierich » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:19 pm

Post has been edited :-)

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by Lazarus » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:14 pm

See you there - should not need to scavenge parts from your wifes bike this year - and hope you have booked the weather again

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by postierich » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:43 pm

Excellent see you in August!

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by ianfitz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:04 am

This is the weekend after the bank holiday, right?

If so I’m there.
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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:28 pm

Is the Adventure Cycle Festival still going ahead Rich? I recall it's meant to be on the same weekend?
#corporate shill

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by ianfitz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:21 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:Is the Adventure Cycle Festival still going ahead Rich? I recall it's meant to be on the same weekend?

I think that's off hence Rich stepping up with this
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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by postierich » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:33 pm

Actually got an email from them this morning and I arranged a meeting with them as I was riding over that way. They seem to think its going ahead but the contacts I know are not to sure as they have left it very late. Had a conversation with them and they talked about a collaboration between the two events I said fine and am quite willing to route the 50 mile mtb route and the 150km gravel ride through the Brathay Hall. Tickets are not live yet I know Lyon have pulled out due to other commitments and they were the driving force last year.

Anyway

http://www.southlakesbikefest.com

Alpkit will be one of the key brands at the event bringing bikes teepees slack lines bean bags fire pits to give us that festival feel. As well as the demo bikes they will be bringing back packing luggage to fondle and sell. Also offered will be youths mtb coaching see website for updates as the weeks progress. http://www.southlakesbikefest.co
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=46770321290
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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by Fat tyre kicker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:38 pm

They said tickets would be available soon on the 5th June :|

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:17 am

Actually got an email from them this morning and I arranged a meeting with them as I was riding over that way. They seem to think its going ahead but the contacts I know are not to sure as they have left it very late. Had a conversation with them and they talked about a collaboration between the two events I said fine and am quite willing to route the 50 mile mtb route and the 150km gravel ride through the Brathay Hall. Tickets are not live yet I know Lyon have pulled out due to other commitments and they were the driving force last year.
They contacted me earlier on this year to ask if I'd like to run some workshops. Having prior engagements, I declined, at which point they seemed very put out. I understand that Lyon struggled to make it work last year and Brathay stepped in / kind of took over but I couldn't help thinking they viewed it as something of a potential cash-cow and the popularity of all things adventure and cycling would bring in the numbers ... which is somewhat naive.
#corporate shill

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by postierich » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:42 pm

Indeed about the cash cow he asked me about projected profit !!!!! I told him all money will be ploughed into the event apart from a donation to my Farmer contact for use of the field(arena)

Which is good to point out to folks book early and I get a good idea of cash available to bring goodies to the event like leccy music(band) open to all ideas if anyone out there has any :-)

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Post by nobbythesheep » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:32 pm

So does this mean the adventure cycle festival at brathy hall is a non starter ?, just trying to make plans ,enjoyed it last year but if it ain’t going a head will book me and jnr in for the bike fest

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by postierich » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:01 pm

They said they were going LIVE in a week with tickets not seen a programme , which is a shame

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by Lawmanmx » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:19 am

anyone else from here going to this?

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Post by whitestone » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:33 am

Lawmanmx wrote:anyone else from here going to this?
Cath and I have signed up. Rich has put some more info on the STW thread https://singletrackworld.com/forum/topi ... -fancy-it/
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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by Mike » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:40 am

Nope ill be in the IoM

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by Lazarus » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:56 pm

any idea when the routes will be up ? I know the low level and nan bield etc but the bike packing ones and the gravel one

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by burty » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:47 pm

me and the ball and chain are going :-bd

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by postierich » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:47 pm

Hi guys routes are all ready just not giving them out just yet there will be a
75km Gravel Route 10am start GPX
150km Gravel Route with an option to bike pack if you wish 10am start GPK
50 mile bike packing route 2pm start (Guides if needed) GPK
2 local xc routes including Longsleddle and Garburn anytime Maps and GPX
2 All mountain routes including Nan Bield and Garburn and High St anytime Maps an GPX
Local Family ride Maps
Campsite open from Thursday
ImageWHE0341 South Lakes Bike Fest A5 AW by Richard Munro, on Flickr

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by postierich » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:48 pm

Adventure Bike fest is on and tickets are live!

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by Single Speed George » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:32 am

now torn between this and adventure cycling festival, as was asked to do a potential talk on Annapurna bike packing , at adventure cycling, but then went all quiet for months but as of yesterday they are back in contact and seein if im still avalable haha, but looks like everyone is goin to SLBF haha so dunno hahaha

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Post by JohnClimber » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:19 pm

Single Speed George wrote:now torn between this and adventure cycling festival, as was asked to do a potential talk on Annapurna bike packing , at adventure cycling, but then went all quiet for months but as of yesterday they are back in contact and seein if im still avalable haha, but looks like everyone is goin to SLBF haha so dunno hahaha
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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by Lawmanmx » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:50 am

Ticket bought, see ya there :-bd

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Re: #southlakesbikefest

Post by ton » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:42 pm

hopefully going to this too.
plans to cycle up on friday from sunny leeds.
following the canal then the way of the roses route. and then chill on saturday, and ride back sunday.

say hello if you see a very un cyclist looking cyclist......... :-bd

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