Cycle to The Green Gathering!

How would you like to meet lovely, like-minded people and have an adventure before you even arrive at The Green Gathering this year?
We’re teaming up with Red Fox Cycling to run a guided bicycle ride from Bristol to the festival.
What it is…
It’s a beautiful guided bike ride, an experience, an extension of your festival weekend, a meeting of minds, a mode of transport to the festival and (not to be too dramatic) another giant step towards sustainable travel and protecting our environment all in one.
How it works…
Simply turn up at Bristol Temple Meads on Thursday 2nd August with your bike and camping gear. Bristol Temple Meads is well connected by rail so it’s easy to join the ride even if you live outside of Bristol. The ride starts at 11am so you’ll have plenty of time to get there.
This is a volunteer-led, unsupported ride. This means there’ll be no support van and you’ll need to get your own bags and camping equipment to the festival.
How to transport your bags…
Either persuade a lovely friend to carry your bags and camping equipment for you, or get into the cycle touring spirit and load your equipment onto your bike.  Cycle touring is Red Fox’s first love; we adore the sense of freedom and independence and think you might too!
This is a picture of Red Fox founder Richard Wake’s fully laden bicycle, used on a tour across The Yukon, Northern Canada in June 2017. It’s easy when you have the right equipment!
The Red Fox team will gladly provide any tips on how best to load up your bike.
How much does it cost?
The ride costs just £10. This includes a guided ride – and a pub lunch en route. This is an incredible bargain!
The Route…
Leaving Bristol, we’ll head out to rural Gloucestershire on the lovely, traffic-free Bristol and Bath Railway path. A pretty, hedge-lined Roman Road takes us over the Folly Brook tributary, through Frampton Cotterell and across the Frome Valley. After a pub lunch in the quaint village of Iron Acton, we meander through the quiet country lanes of Latteridge and Alveston before crossing the Severn Bridge into Chepstow.
The festival is located in Piercefield Park just outside of Chepstow.
Pub lunch…
We’ll stop for lunch at the Lamb Inn pub in the village of Iron Acton. They’ll be expecting us!
Lunch is included in the ride price but drinks will need to be bought separately.
Arrival On Site…
We aim to arrive on site by 3pm on Thursday 2nd August. You’ll be able to lock up your bike in the festival’s revamped cycle lock-up facility. Bicycles are left at your own risk so we recommend you bring a strong lock and be sure to secure your frame and wheels.
Do I get any lovely freebies for being environmentally friendly?
Well, actually yes.  You’ll get a goodie bag!
A free pocket-sized festival programme and a free meal and drink voucher for one of the on-site veggie cafés.
Getting Home…
Frames, trains or automobiles are your three options!
The greenest option is to cycle back (you’ll know the route now after all). Or, Chepstow railway station is only 2 miles from the Green Gathering festival and it’s almost exclusively downhill. Alternatively, you could throw your bags and bike in with a friend who is already driving back to Bristol.
How hard is the ride?
This is an easy, relaxed ride and should suit most abilities. It’s relatively flat, we’ll have a nice, long lunch stop and our friendly volunteer guide will support you all the way.
How To Book:
Go to www.redfoxcycling.co.uk
Hit ‘Book a ride’.
Select Green Gathering.
It’s that easy.
 

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