We’ve again partnered with Red Fox Cycling, to offer guided bike rides from different cities to Shambala. This year they’ll be offering a one day ride from Birmingham again! Which is great news for anyone who can’t take the extra annual leave for our longer rides or lives in, near or a short train journey from Birmingham. This 50 mile route weaves across the Midlands and we aim to be on site at Shambala no later than 6pm.
Exact start locations and stop off points below may be subject to change.
Cycling with Red Fox is one of the best things I’ve ever done! Arriving at the festival filled with adrenaline from the cycle, having made incredible life-long adventurous friends and feeling ready to party is the best start to Shambala that you could ask for. Red Fox tour guides are kind, helpful and absolutely crazy fun. Also Lucas, Caz and Henry are my life long friends all thanks to Red Fox!
HOW IT WORKS
The first thing to note is that although, regardless of ticket type, anyone can join the rides by buying a Red Fox guided ride ticket, but if you buy a Cyclist adult entry ticket with a £30 discount you must also buy a guided cycle ride.
If you book a discounted Cyclist Adult festival ticket at any tier, but don’t arrive at the festival on a Red Fox guided ride – your ticket is not valid for entry.
All routes have been tried and tested – they are scenic, safe and frequently off road. Riders will be accompanied by a support van which will carry everything that you don’t want to!
Although all tickets are to be bought on the Shambala ticket page please note that these tours are provided by an independent third party Red Fox. Please see their website for more information and full terms & conditions, and direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All rides are set to arrive at Shambala on Thursday, early evening. You’ll get a free programme when you arrive and secure bike storage.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Don’t worry, nobody expects you to cycle back from the festival too! You’ve already proved that you are absolute warriors, so for gods sake put your feet up! If you’ve got pals at the festival with room in their vehicle for your bike, feel free to jump in with them, but Red Fox will also be offering a return journey in a coach, back to Birmingham (just select the return journey option when booking your tickets) – your trusty bikes will be transferred back in the support van at the same time.
The Red Fox team have your lunch covered – you’ll either be booked in for a pub lunch/meal on the way, or the team will rustle you up some tasty grub from the support van – complete with tables and chairs for an alfresco meal. They’ll also sort out snack breaks along the way.
HOW HARD IS IT?!
If you’ve still got your stabilisers on, this probably ain’t for you – however, it’s hardly the Tour De France, either. You are looking at covering about 50 miles (with snack stops and a lunch break, naturally) so please take this into account when deciding if this is for you – if you’ve never cycled very far before, have a good old think about whether you’d manage – and perhaps do a bit of training.
CAN I BRING MY KIDS?
The rides cover a fair old distance, so this is adults only really, though an exception could be made if you’d like to bring a particularly cycling-mad teen with you (aged 16+) who has previously covered distances like this happily. Drop us an email on email@example.com if you think your teen fits the bill and you’re keen to get them booked on with you.