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Coming Up: Bristol Cycle Festival

Bristol gears up for cyclecentric fringe festival 11-26 Sept 2010

Posted: 28th June 2010 | Source:

Bristol is gearing up for the biggest fringe festival the city has ever seen - theatre, tours, choirs, city-wide games, fashion, talks, activism, off-the-grid stages, carnival, food and more...and what is the inspiration for this creative swell?

The humble Bicycle...

With over 50 events across the city from 11th-26th September 2010, organised by the people for the people, Bristol Cycle Festival will showcase the diversity of all things bike. Already more than 30 groups including cycling clubs, community & arts organisations, schools, companies and enthusiasts are getting involved to create a chain of events that will explore, celebrate and promote cycling Bristol-wide.

A growing coalition of Bristol groups are getting the wheels in motion for the two-week cycling festival. Shambala Festival, Team Rubber, The Bike Forum, Bristol City Councils Neighbourhood Arts team, Sustrans, Spoke n Chain, Cycling City and many others have collaborated to plan the festival to this stage and now is the time for the rest of Bristol's bike-loving community to get involved!

Events in the planning include a city centre cycling race from Bristol's premiere racing and touring club, Cheddar Adventure, city-wide design competition in partnership with Howies, games from igfest crew, as well as bike fashion shows, bike art, street shows, All things Bike fair, races and tours, workshops, 100 mile rides, treasure hunts, stories and poetry.

Get in Gear Grants!

The ‘Get in Gear' grants are now available for individuals and community groups who want to put on their own event within the carnival and festival. Thirty grants of up to £500 will be awarded, and all events will be publicised in the festival program. The ‘In the Zone' grants deadline is the 9th July for the second round, event organisers should get their application in quick if they need to start planning now. However there will be a final round of grants with a deadline of 21st July.

Hub Grants

The festival is creating the platform for five large cycle inspired spectacles to take place on Saturday 18th September in the centre of Bristol. Pots of up to £5,000 are available to fund these inteventions and the application deadline is 9th July. See the website for more details.

Visit for any further information regarding the festival and grants process.