HIGHLIGHT! The Islabikes Family Ride
Our Biggest Family Ride to Date! - Saturday
A free, self-guided ride leaving from the Festival site and taking in the Peak District's very own Strade Bianchi. This is a very special ride for all little heroes and their parents!
Islabikes are proud to present this wonderful family occasion which is a really special adventure along the most beautiful parts of The High Peak Trail on Saturday 17th June. Be immersed in nature and the pure tranquility of this incredible traffic-free trail brimming with cow parsley, cornflowers and Summertime nature. Starting directly from The Festival, you'll cycle onto the trail and follow the route of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, one of the World's first long-distance railway lines, built between 1825 and 1830. Your destination is Hartington and your treat? Kids get a FREE Frederick's Ice Cream perfect to cool down on a Summer's day ready for your return ride back to The Festival!
All You Need To Know about your ride
Thank you for registering to take part in the Islabikes Family Ride! You’re in for a treat!
All pre-entered riders must register at the Islabikes Stand located near the Family Area between 3pm & 8pm on Friday 16th June, or from 10am on Saturday the 17th. We do have a small number of places available on the day, first come, first served folks! Please head to the Islabikes Stand to find out more.
Pre-entered riders must bring with them their Islabikes Family Ride ticket (view and print tickets HERE), and at registration use that to redeem the following...
1 x Route card to guide you along the way.
2 x Jersey numbers. Each pair of riders (1 x pair per ticket) will be issued the same number, meaning a parent and child are both wearing the same number as identification. Numbers will be issued on a first come first serve basis during registration at the Islabikes stand.
1 x Islabikes Family Ride goodie bag.
The Start and The Route
The ride itself will be a rolling depart at Islabikes’ stand from 10am onwards on Saturday 17th June, with the last riders needing to have set off by 1:30pm that day.
It’s a self-guided ride taking place along the Peak District’s very own Strade Bianchi, along the beautiful High Peak and Tissington trails. At no point will you be riding on open roads/highways!
The route runs north up the High Peak trail to Pashley Hay, then turns south onto the Tissington trail until you reach Hartington station, which is the turn-around point, and where you’ll find a Fredericks Ice Cream van dishing out free ice cream to the kids (sorry grown-ups!). The route back is exactly the same but in reverse.
You’re in for a gentle journey of approximately 8 beautifully flat miles.
Please take care and be courteous when riding on the trails as they’re open to the public and most likely busy with other cyclists and walkers.
On return to the Festival site all riders must report to the Islabikes stand to sign in, letting us know you’re back safe and sound.
Please remember it’s a journey not a race, so enjoy the sights, sounds and beauty of the trails.
Good to knows
All riders must wear a cycle helmet that meets current European safety standards.
All under 18’s must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian, who will need to complete a quick and easy form before departure.
When riding on the trails please keep to the left-hand side.
There are no course marshalls on the route. This is a self-guided ride.
At Hartington there is a pit stop with bench seating and toilets.
Please attach your jersey number to the front or rear of your clothing. They’re self-adhesive so no need for safety pins.
A vintage bike is not required, but getting getting kitted out in vintage attire up would certainly add to the occasion.
Each ticket entitles 1 x adult and 1 x child to ride. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Be sure to bring some essentials just in case. We suggest inner tubes, pump and mini tool kit.
When registering at the Islabikes stand please try not to wheel your bikes up the desk as this can can elongate the queue.
To view and print your tickets to bring along to the Islabikes stand click HERE.
For all other arrivals information regarding the event click HERE.
MAKE SURE YOU'VE PURCHASED A FESTIVAL TICKET OR REGISTERED YOUR CHILD FOR FREE!
The Islabikes Family Ride is open to everybody who has purchased either a £20 Day Pass or a £30 Weekend Pass to Eroica Britannia. Kids 12 years and under enjoy FREE entry into the Festival but you must register your kids for this to apply!
Giving children a better experience of cycling for more than a decade Islabikes is the true innovator in children’s bicycles.By employing a philosophy that combines holistic design, unique proportional components and a focus on lightweight, Islabikes creates the best bicycles available for children.The brainchild of former professional rider and cycle industry expert Isla Rowntree, Islabikes was created to provide an alternative to the heavy and unwieldy bicycle shaped objects young riders were often given.
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