With the Ritchey Bristol Bikefest - powered by Heritage Volkswagen - less then a month away, and after the annoucment earlier this week that it would (possibly) be, after 15 years, the last ever BikeFest, now is definitley the time to get your entry in and guarantee your spot on this potentially historic race around the trails of Ashton Court, Bristol on the 11-12th June 2016.


"The good weather has encouraged once again for riders to come out and pledge their allegiance to the Bikefest and have helped to fill the various categories nicely. Solo entries have been closed for a little while but all other categories for Saturday are still available. Most likely, we will have day entries available (please keep your eyes on the website for last minute updates) but if you don’t pre-enter than we will not be able to guarantee you the finisher T-shirt….so get your entry in now via our entry page."

Ritchey Bikefest 2016 - T-shirt Visual 4-5-16

The ‘Steve Worland ride singletrack hard & drink a swig of cider per lap memorial cup' returns in 2016:
To carry on celebrating the life and work of very much missed bike journalist, singletrack extraordinaire, Bristol local and close friend Steve Worland who sadly passed away the ‘Steve Worland ride singletrack hard & drink a swig of cider per lap memorial cup' will return to the Bikefest and will once again raise money for the Psoriasis Association Charity which were chosen by Steve’s partner Jo and his daughter Holly.

start time SMWCThe start of the event which can be ridden in any team size from solo to ‘infinity’ is at 11.37am and we will once again have some great cider out on course for riders to get refresh and to toast Steve.

We need some more people for this event cause otherwise all the lovely cider we bought will have to be poured away – don’t want that now do we!!!


The Ritchey Reveller:
Besides our mountain bike race action we also have the Ritchey Reveller Dirt Sportive taking place. The Reveller is a 60km long road and off-road sportive taking in some of the nicest corners of the greater Bristol area. Start and finish is at the Bikefest venue in Ashton Court. Expect a well marked course, feed stations at the start, ‘half way round’ and at the finish and some challenging off-road sections being thrown in the mix…so best leave your proper road bike at home and bring whatever bike you feel suitable for a little bit of road/off-road action. Details and entry facilities are on the Bikefest page.

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Ride a Ritchey:

The Ritchey test bike fleet will be at the Bikefest giving everybody the chance to test some super sweet steel bike in Saturday’s 12hour event or/and in the Ritchey Reveller Dirt Sportive on Sunday. You can find out the latest on Ritchey’s test fleet event here: http://ritcheylogic.com/rides

Event venue / catering / trade stands / kids race / live music / DJ:

As always at the Bristol Bikefest we will have a broad selection of trade stands in and around our event village, lots of trackside camping and parking, a kids race on Saturday lunch time, the event bar which will be open Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, some great tunes and live music on Friday and Saturday night and some superb catering from Ian and his Luff Bus Team.


Where to find out more:
You can find all the details on the Ritchey Bristol Bikefest powered by Heritage Volkswagen 2016 as well as enter via entry form or our secure online entry on www.bike-fest.com