To The Green Gathering by Bicycle with Tandemonium!

What could be more exhilarating and environmentally friendly than turning up at an off grid, renewably-powered festival on a bicycle?

If you like the idea but don’t quite have the confidence or willpower to go it alone – or you just prefer sociable cycling – here’s your chance to hook up with expeditionary cycling duo Tandemonium who are offering to share this part of their journey with you.

Tandemonium are Annie and Paddy who in January 2016 quit their jobs in London, bought a tandem and six panniers and flew to Vietnam. Then they began cycling home. By the time they get back to the UK in August they will have cycled over 12,000 miles across 27 different countries. To learn more about their adventures and about cycle touring visit… and join them en route to The Green Gathering!

Hear the Tandemonium travel stories, pick up two-wheel tips, and join the duo as they cycle from Bristol to The Green Gathering festival, following a scenic route under the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, through the picturesque Severn Vale and over the Severn Bridge into Wales.

The route is roughly 25 miles and will follow a selection of off road cycle ways, quiet roads and national cycle routes. Taking around 3-4 hours, it will be a predominately flat ride suitable for most abilities. The ride will begin at a railway station, so it’s not only for Bristolians; hop on a train to Bristol to join in from further afield.

To receive your complementary cyclist’s festival goodies you must:

  • buy a full four-day festival ticket

  • register for the ride by July 21st

  • complete the ride from Bristol to The Green Gathering with Tandemonium

  • receive your festival goodies code from Tandemonium on arrival at the festival site

Your complementary festival goodies will include a festival programme, a delicious pizza from Woodburn’s wood-fired oven or a veggie burger from Veggies Vegan Catering Campaign, and a tea or coffee from the Brixton Tea Party cafe in the Speakers’ Forum.

A place to lock up bicycles will be provided but please bear in mind totally weatherproof security cannot be guaranteed at an outdoor festival.

After the festival participants will be free to cycle back to Bristol alone or with newfound friends, or to make their own way home by other means (Chepstow railway station is just over a mile from the festival site).

So… dust off your bikes, oil your knees and get those spokes spinning for a unique and fun day in the saddle with a fabulous festival as your reward!

To register for the cycle each rider should complete this online form by July 21st. For more information visit Annie and Paddy’s blog page.

Please note that while Annie and Paddy can pass on safe cycling tips gleaned from their own extensive experience, you will be accompanying them on this cycle ride at your own risk.

PHOTO CREDITS: Thanks to Stefan Handy, Keef Gibson, Ayesha Jones, Ben Cavanna, Brian Darcy, Zoltan, Johnny Solstice & Cathryn, Mike Urban, AimeeVPhotography, Garry Holden, Mark Pickthall, Greeny Lens, & all who've shared their pics.

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