How can I enter the Sportives or the family ride?

You may enter via the BOAcyclingfestival.co.uk or via Eventbrite, you may also enter on the day of the event, however, there will be an additional on the day charge, but prior entry is advisable.

Places to stay overnight?

If you wish to stay over and make the most of the cycling festival here are a couple of guides of accommodation providers:

Dates and times?
  • BOA Cycling Festival – 14th / 15th July 2018
  • Sportives – 15th July 2018
  • Hill Climb – 14th July 2018
  • Family Ride – 15th July 2018

Registration opens at 07:00am for the Sportives and 9:00am for the Family Ride.

Click here for directions to the BOA Cyclefest where the event village will be.

Can I enter on the day?

Yes, but please arrive in plenty of time to complete an entry form and to be processed. However, it is encouraged that you sign-up through this page beforehand. Please see event page as there may be an additional charge to enter on the day.

Children?

All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to take part in the Sportive and family ride. If the rider is under the age of 18 then parental/guardian consent to ride must be given. There will be a form to be filled in by the parent on the day for this.

Recording cycle times?

The Sportive and Family Ride events are non-competitive, therefore, there will be no prizes. If you wish to record your time, please do so on a personal device as timings will not be recorded.

The Route?

Most of the routes is on quiet roads and cycle paths over flat terrain with the occasional gentle hill.  The BOA Family Ride is designed for cyclists of all abilities and open to adults and children. (Children must be accompanied by an adult and must ride within their capabilities). The Sportives have varying distances and are by their nature designed to be a challenge event.

The Finish?

All routes both for the sportives and for the family rides is a full loop course and you will return to the start to finish.

Will there be First Aid?

First aiders will be provided and will be on site.  Please write details of any medical conditions on the back of your cycling number.  Also on the back of your rider number, there is an emergency contact number for use if First Aid is required.  If you are in doubt about your physical ability to take part in any ride, please seek medical advice from your GP beforehand.

Can I ride the course if I arrive later than the start time?

The cut off time is 30mins after the event start time as shortly after that the event organisers will start to clear the course.

When will I receive my rider number?

All rider numbers are to be collected on the day of the event, from the venue. However, please allow sufficient time to collect your rider number prior to the event starting.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

If you have signed up via the Eventbrite entry page then YES, please. Or if you have saved it on your mobile device please present that at registration on the day.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, please email hello@curveballstudios.com or call 07872 561572

What are my parking options for the event?

We will update this information in due course, we are working on a parking solution.

Demo bikes?

There will be a selection of demo bikes by the supporting cycle brands available from the cycling event village. This is a first come first serve basis and bikes can not be reserved.

How do I demo a bike?

You will need to register at the cycling event village registration. You will need to bring either a driving license or passport along with a matching bank card. This will be held whilst you are in possession of the bike and will be returned to you once you return the bike back to the brand rep.

Where can I demo a bike?

We have created a designated demo loop for you to test the bike. Riders must stay on the demo loop signposted. It is designed for you to get the most out your experience of testing a bike.

What do I need to bring to demo a bike?

Registration identification as mentioned above,  a helmet and we recommend that you wear sensible riding clothes/footwear.

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