Family Cycling Holiday Competition

Courtesy of Belle France, you could win a family cycling holiday for 2 adults and 2 children in the Loire region of France worth £4,000!
To enter, simply enter one of our Sportives or Family rides.

How can I enter the Sportives?

You may enter via British Cycling, you may also enter on the day of the event, however, there will be an additional £5 on the day charge, but prior entry is advisable.

How can I enter the Family Rides?

You may enter via British Cycling If you are not staying at the National.

Staying at The National?

Enter using the pages below.

You may also enter on the day of the event, but prior entry is advisable.

Dates and times?
  • Scottish Wanderer CycleFest – Sunday 6th May 2018
  • National Wanderer CycleFest – Sunday 27th May 2018
  • Welsh Wanderer CycleFest – Sunday 26th August 2018

Registration opens at 07:00 am for the sportives and 9:00 am for the family ride at each CycleFest event.

Click here for directions to the CycleFest where the event village will be.

Can I enter on the day?

Yes, but please arrive in plenty of time to complete an entry form and to be processed. However, it is encouraged that you sign-up through this page beforehand. Please see event page as there may be an additional charge to enter on the day.


All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to take part in the Sportive- Minimum age 14-years,  and family ride – Minimum age 5-years. If the rider is under the age of 18 then parental /guardian consent to ride must be given. There will be a form to be filled in by the parent on the day for this.

Recording cycle times?

These events are non-competitive, therefore, there will be no prizes. If you wish to record your time, please do so on a personal device as timings will not be recorded.

The Route?

Most of the route is on quiet roads and cycle paths over flat terrain with the occasional gentle hill. CycleFest family rides are designed for cyclists of all abilities and open to adults and children – minimum age 5-years.  must be accompanied by an adult and must ride within their capabilities. The Sportives  ( minimum age 14-years. ) have varying distances and are by their nature designed to be a challenge event.

The Finish?

All routes both for the sportives and for the family rides is a full loop course and you will return to the start to finish.

Will there be First Aid?

First aiders will be provided and will be on site. Please write details of any medical conditions on the back of your cycling number. Also on the back of your rider number, there is an emergency contact number for use if First Aid is required. Also, if you are in doubt about your physical ability to take part in any ride, please seek medical advice from your GP beforehand.

Can I ride the course if I arrive later than the start time?

The cut off time is 30mins after the event start time as shortly after that the event organisers will start to clear the course.

When will I receive my rider number?

All rider numbers are to be collected on the day of the event, from the venue. However, please allow sufficient time to collect your rider number prior to the event starting.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

If you have signed up via the British Cycling entry page then YES, please. If you are a Caravan and Motorhome Club member who has attended The National please bring your CAMC membership number.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, please email or call 07872 561572

What are my parking options at the event?

There is parking at all CycleFest locations but maybe on grass free of charge. There will also be access to toilets at the venue too.

Demo bikes?

There will be a selection of demo bikes by the supporting cycle brands available from the cycling event village. This is a first come first serve basis and bikes cannot be reserved.

How do I demo a bike?

You will need to register at the cycling event village registration. You will need to bring either a driving license or passport along with a matching bank card. This will be held whilst you are in possession of the bike and will be returned to you once you return the bike back to the brand rep.

Where can I demo a bike?

We have created a designated demo loop for you to test the bike. Riders must stay on the demo loop signposted. It is designed for you to get the most out your experience of testing a bike.

What do I need to bring to demo a bike?

Registration identification as mentioned above,  a helmet and we recommend that you wear sensible riding clothes/footwear.