A true celebration of all things cycling, the Orbital Cycling Festival is an experience for everyone. It’s a fantastic summer’s weekend whether you’re coming with your friends or family, packed with attractions, cycling races, meanders, entertainment and much more.
This year there’s a whole menu to whet the appetites of every variety of cyclist, from mountain biking, to a recumbent bike race, to a keirin race and family ride-outs.
As well as the fantastic range of cycling, there are lots of other attractions. The Paddock Expo, located next to the race track, will provide everything from the latest bikes, apparel, parts and accessories. There’s also a bike jumble and market area in the Tower Fayre. You can catch up on the latest Tour de France action, over locally produced food and drink, on the big screen showing the last two days of the Tour de France.
There will be cycle stunt teams and displays, plus there’s a demo track for everyone to use and flatland BMX star Matti Hemmings will be showing off his skills and providing workshops for children looking to learn new moves. There will be balance bikes for the under-5′s and the kids will be safe and contained on the pump track, giving parents some time to relax. For 6 to 10-year-olds, there will be Go-Ride training delivered by qualified coaches. Para-cyclists will have access to the all-inclusive riding environment at Orbital Cycling Festival and can join in some of the racing action.
New for 2014 are two box fresh mountain bike events on the South Downs – a challenging enduro and an off-road sportive along local trails and bridleways. Teams or 4 representing companies small and large will be drawn to the Orbital TT comprising a 3 event schedule - 4-up time trial, road race and team relay.
Why not make a weekend of it, with friends and family, camping out opposite the race circuit itself. In the evenings there will be DJ’s and live music next to the motor circuit, the only classic circuit in the world to remain entirely in its original form.
all info : http://www.orbitalfestival.com/