BikeRadar Live: Last minute checklist

It's going to be a scorcher – here's our 'what to bring' guide

BikeRadar Live

BikeRadar Live is the UK’s ultimate cycling festival, taking place at Brands Hatch, Kent this weekend (10-11 July) – and if you haven’t got a pre-booked ticket, you can always pay on the gate.


There is loads to do on and off the bike, and we’ve compiled a checklist so you don’t forget anything important.

Opening times:

Weekend pass holders can access the campsite from midday on Friday, with evening entertainment open from 5pm. Day visitors can enter the site from 9am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday.

Sportive riders can enter the event and register from 5pm on Friday and 5am on Saturday. Other competitors can enter from 7am on Saturday and 6am on Sunday.

If you’re going to be riding a bike – whether that’s your own or a demo bike – you must sign an indemnity form. Download it now, fill it in and bring it with you to avoid the queues.


  • Entry ticket
  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Bike lock
  • Lights
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Rainwear (just in case!)
  • Woolly jumper or fleece
  • Photo ID and a household bill if you wish to demo a bike
  • Enough cash for the weekend, and/or a cash card

If you’re camping, bring a tent, sleeping bag and all relevant equipment. Preferred cooking stoves are barbecues and Hexi Stoves with solid fuel blocks or charcoal. Gas stoves are permitted on all campsites.


If you look under 21 you may be asked to produce photo ID before buying alcohol. For more information about any aspect of BikeRadar Live, head to the Visitor Information page on the website. You can download the Official weekend programme here.