Ritchey Bristol Bikefest

It is only a few weeks now before the Ritchey Bristol Bikefest (9-10th June 2007) kicks off in Ashto


Not long to go now…team places still available

It is only a few weeks now before the Ritchey Bristol Bikefest (9-10th June 2007) kicks off in Ashton Court, Bristol.


Entries for Bristol – solo and pairs full The 12 hour event on Saturday (9th June ’07) has continued to attract big numbers and organisers have closed the entry to solo and pairs riders. However the teams of four and teams of eight are still available but even here you have to be quick. To enter the 4 or 8 team event of the 12 hour Saturday of the Bristol Bikefest gohere, click on the ENTRIES and download the entry form. To see who else has entered and who you might be up against check the ‘ENTRIES’ page.

Sunday is also getting busy but there are still all categories up for grabs. To enter the Sunday events simply follow the same procedure as mentioned above.

Loyalty gift – don’t miss out
Paligap (UK Ritchey and Kona distributor) will give every rider who is taking part in the Saturday and the Sunday event a ‘loyalty gift’ (worth £15) – so everybody who has already entered both events or who is going to will be rewarded when they sign on. Maybe worth considering giving the 6 hour solo a go once you have tackled the course on Saturday in a team of four or maybe the other way round. And don’t forget due to the UK Single Speed Champs which will be held on Sunday (10th June) morning the start to the 6 hour event will be at 11am – so that will give you an extra hour of recovery time. The ‘loyalty gift’ offer applies also for taking part in the Bristol event and the Cheddar event later in the year.

UK Single Speed Championships
The UK Single Speed Championships which will take place on Sunday morning are filling up quickly with only 20 odd places still up for grabs. So if you are interested then hop over here. Due to the event being held before the 6 hour event on Sunday the start of the enduro has been moved back to 11am.

Event Village – bigger and better than 2006
The industry interest in the relaxed atmosphere and the great course in Bristol has continued with bookings from Ritchey, Kona, High5, Shred, Giant, Cannondale, Cube, Marin, Santa Cruz, Pedros, Bionicon, Formula, Focus and Hope. All these guys will have their latest gear on display and a selection of test bikes available…and if you know the Bristol course you know what a great test track in particular for suspension products it is.

Cheddar news
Once the Ritchey Bristol Bikefest is over, attention is going to focus on the ‘rebirth’ of the old classic Cheddar Challenge now called Kona Cheddar Bikefest, (cheddarbikefest.com). After the event being put on hold in 2006 it’s being brought back to life. The Kona Cheddar Bikefest will follow the same concept as the Bristol Bikefest with just slightly shorter riding times as the days are getting shorter. But besides the great riding, which especially the ‘older riders’ will remember with a smile on their face from the good old days of Cheddar challenge, there will be an expo area with lots of companies showing off their latest gear which is more than likely to be the newest 2008 stuff!

Entries are open – go here, click on the ENTRIES and download the entry form. As mentioned before, if you have entered the Ritchey Bristol Bikefest and the Kona Cheddar Bikefest then you will have a nice ‘loyalty present’ waiting for you when you sign on in Cheddar.


And don’t forget the Cheddar Bikefest is held at the Broadway House Camping Park) which has special offers for the riders and first class facilities. Not to mention the excellent stationary caravans.