Join MBUK at this year’s GT Malverns Classic Festival

UK's biggest mountain bike festival in the UK is nearly here!

Malverns 2022

After a fantastic festival last summer, the GT Bicycles Malverns Classic is back, from 25 to 28 August 2022. This three-day, family-friendly extravaganza has a packed schedule of riding, racing and other activities – climbing wall or dodgems, anyone?

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Competitive types can sign up for everything from dual slalom to downhill and enduro, not forgetting the quad eliminator and pump track challenge.

If you’ve ever fancied giving racing a try, the GT Malverns Festival is a great place to enter!
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There are events for children too, who get in free to the festival if they’re 12 or under, in the form of Rippers Racing and the Balance Bike World Champs. Or, just watch the action as an enthusiastic spectator and then head to the free funfair on site.

Off the race course, you can relive past glories in the retro-bike ‘Show and Shine’ and attempt to learn some new tricks on the (free) airbag.

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Make sure not to miss the infamous lake ride or the Dirt Wars comp. If you want to get those pedals turning, there’s an expo village, demo bikes to try out and the XC loop is open all hours.

Are you brave enough to take on the lake ride?
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There’ll be a smorgasbord of top riders in attendance, too, from Martyn Ashton to Hans Rey, Josh Bryceland and Danny MacAskill and his Drop and Roll Tour.

Those wanting to shred with their heroes can join ride-outs, including a women’s enduro ride with Project Evolve’s Sian Dillon and Becci Skelton. Top that off with a bar, live music and DJ sets, and there’s no better place to be this bank holiday weekend!

There are plenty of chances to get on the podium.
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MBUK goody bag

Our sister magazine, MBUK, is going to be there, too, racing, spectating and at the MBUK stand in the expo arena, where there’ll be some great merch, including festival T-shirts, something for the dog in your life, plenty of Mint Sauce goodies and a jam-packed goody bag.

The MBUK team will be there racing
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Reserve your bag in advance for the special price of just £5 (plus 50p booking fee) by selecting the MBUK Goody Bag option on the Malverns tickets page, and you’ll get all the items below:

  • This month’s MBUK (August 2022) + one previous issue
  • GT Bicycles can koozie
  • TSG socks
  • Mint Sauce neck tube, air freshener and comic
  • MBUK stem cap & more!

For more info on the GT Malverns Classic and to buy tickets if you haven’t already, visit