CycleFest at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Join us for a day all about bikes catering for all ages.

6 July 2024 10am to 4pm

We are excited to be bringing CycleFest to Queen Elizabeth Country Park this summer.

There will be coaches on hand to help riders improve their skills, self-guided activities for families, free bicycle maintenance and representation from across the cycle industry. 

• The Queen Elizabeth Country Park Trail Collective volunteer group will be leading a social ride out on Friday 5 July. Buy your tickets through this link

• Ebike hire will be available for Friday evening and throughout the weekend from Southern ebike Rentals this can be booked in advance via their website. Their base at the Park is open year round on weekends and holidays and by appointment on other days.

Beyond the Mud will be running half hour off road skills clinics for children and adults throughout the morning. Tickets for these are available on their website, we expect these to be popular so advise early booking.

•  VC Venta cycling club supported by British Cycling South Region are planning a morning guided ride and some afternoon children’s and women’s coaching sessions. Tickets are available from British Cycling, we expect these to be popular so advise early booking. These are being organised by Toby Leyland who also runs The Endurance Habit providing 1:2:1 coaching for regional and national level riders racing road and mountain bikes.

• As well as the coaching sessions above, SixtySeven70's coaches will be in the skills area throughout the day. They will be ready to observe your riding and answer your questions, providing tips on small changes that could enhance your riding skills.

• At 10am there will be a free, women-only mountain bike ride led by an experienced Breeze Champion. These rides are a great way to get started in cycling or to improve your skills, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cyclist. Make sure you reserve your space via the British Cycling Let's Ride website.

• Keep an eye on the British Cycling Let's Ride website for details of guided rides from surrounding towns/villages into the event. There will be a ladies ride in with Breeze champion Caroline leaving from Bedhampton, to join her, sign up to the ride here, if that is not local to you, search for others using your postcode. If you are Petersfield based, why not ride in with Petersfield Bicycle Buddies. They will be meeting at 10am on The Square (outside Petersfield Library), or you can join them at the Park for a ride to Rowlands Castle and back to Petersfield, via Buriton.

Our local bike shop Hoops Velo will bring a selection of services they offer as a local independent bike shop close to the country park. Offering free repairs and bike assessments, information about cycle to work schemes and a selection of demo bikes. Some of the brands that will be represented on their stand are Frog Bikes, Muc-off, Kids Ride Shotgun and Whyte Bikes. They are also able to offer a discount on certain items if you buy from them on the day.

• Windwave will be bringing some of their key brands to the park, look out for Prevelo their kids bikes brand amongst others.

• Trek demo bikes will be brought to the event by Veloline Hampshire's Trek specialist store and All Ride Now West Sussex's premier Trek bike specialists.

• Veloline will also bring some of the other brands they work with including Burgtec components. The police will also be on their stand with tips on how to protect your bike from theft.

• Experience the thrill of riding top-notch electric bicycles from leading brands such as Orbea, Specialized, Giant, and Haibike. Whether you're a seasoned rider or new to the e-bike scene, the E-Bike Centre expert staff will guide you through the latest models and help you find the perfect ride to match your style and needs.
Test ride a variety of models, and feel the power of pedal-assist technology first hand. With eco-friendly, efficient, and effortless rides, electric biking is revolutionizing the way we move.  

• Hepworth Cycles will be on site offering free bike checks and basic repairs.

Beechwood Kitchen cafe will be open in the Visitor Centre for you to refuel yourselves. Also on site throughout the day we will have delicious pizzas cooked fresh by the unique Three Wheeling Pizza company and coffees, cakes and sweet treats from Kiki T's Vintage Coffee Van.

• To keep our younger visitors entertained we will have a 'kids zone' with face painting and craft (charges apply). If children bring their own bikes or try out a kids demo bike from one of the great brands who will be at the Park they can practice bike their handling skills around our cones.

More activities and details are still to be added to this page so do check back regularly.

What you need to know:

• Parking charges apply at all times.

For more information about any of our events or activities please contact the team on 02392 595040 or email [email protected]