Festival of Cycling

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Back by popular demand for it's 9th year, the Festival of Cycling promises to be a fantastic event for all bike fanatics. Choose from a 100k or 50k road, or 70k off-road and enjoy the rolling roads & tracks of South Leicestershire & Northamptonshire.
100k Road, 50k Road and 70k Off-Road
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Sun, 6 Oct 2024
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Where and when
F227+64, Market Harborough LE16, UK
Start times
Sunday, 6 Oct 2024
100k Road: 8:00 am50k Road: 8:00 am70k Off-Road: 8:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Festival of Cycling
100k Road
50k Road
70k Off-Road
Route information
We are delighted to announce that the Festival of Cycling is back for an 9th Year.
100k or 50k road, or 70k off-road – you decide! – along the rolling roads & tracks of South Leicestershire & Northamptonshire.
All routes are newly designed - 100k and 50k road routes, plus 70k off-road option suitable for cross and MTB. All routes take in some beautiful rolling roads and tracks throughout South Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. The road routes will be well signposted using yellow Cycle Route signs. They will also be marked on the ground in places using spray paint.
Cyclists riding the off-road route should be following the route on a device – a GPX file will be provided, as the off-road route will be only be marked, using black arrows, black and yellow tape and red spray paint on the ground, to identify turns/navigation that may require more clarity than the GPX file provides.
All routes start and finish at: Marston Lodge, Dick’s Hill (off Sibbertoft Road), Marston Trussell, Market Harborough, LE16 9TT.
These are the 2023 routes, 2024 routes will be available soon!
Entrants under the age of 18 will only be allowed to participate in this event with the consent of their legal parent/guardian who must sign the Event Registration Form or purchase a ticket on behalf of the under age rider.
Entrants under the age of 16 must be accompanied at all times by an adult who is responsible for them.
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What's included
  • Medals for all finishers
  • Feed station serving hot & cold food & drinks
  • Entry includes a hot meal at the finish
  • Medical aid
  • Race photos
  • Parking
How to get there
F227+64, Market Harborough LE16, UK
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Precise location
Marston Lodge, Dick’s Hill (off Sibbertoft Road), Marston Trussell, Market Harborough, LE16 9TT
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Please approach Marston Lodge via Sibbertoft Road and NOT via Dicks Hill
For precise directions use the following address on Google maps:
There will be parking available at Marston Lodge.
Event day logistics
08:00 Riders can start
Feed Stations
There will be one feed station on the road routes at approximately 50k/25k. The off-road route will have one at 44k. There will be a selection of hot and cold food and drinks options including both sweet and savoury treats, keeping sugar and salt levels topped up.
E-bikes are permitted, but as the event is insured by British Cycling the organisers need to conform to their guidelines which are as follows.
Electric bikes (e-bikes) are permitted provided that they comply with The Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles Regulations 1983 SI 1983/1168
Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (EAPCs) – any electric bike that meets the following requirements:
  • The bike must have pedals that can be used to propel it
  • The electric motor should not be able to propel the bike when it is travelling more than 25kph / 15.5mph
  • The motor should not have a maximum power output of more than 250 watts
It must also display one item from each of the following:
  • The power output or manufacturer of the motor
  • The battery’s voltage or maximum speed of the bike
Any form of e-bike that does not comply with the above (eg, ones with a “twist & go” throttle) are not permitted.
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