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Shambala will always salute those who have ridden to the festival on a bike with a secure bike park (inside the event this year for peace of mind).

Please ensure you have adequate water, snacks and places to stay on the way. Feel free to use the maps provided below as inspiration if you fancy planning your own ride. Please note that they a few years out-of-date, so do your own research before going ahead

Packed lunch and water
Cycling kit (including spare inner tube, working bike and waterproof coat and trousers!)
Cycling helmet (keep safe!)
Tent and sleeping bag
Locks and lights
Outrageous fancy dress for Saturday night Carnival & revelry!

The return journey is your responsibility. You can book your bicycle on the train (you must do this in advance) or arrange a lift back with a friend. We offer shuttle buses to the station (Market Harborough). You can also of course cycle back too!

From Sheffield
Night One: Smeaton’s Lakes Campsite
Night Two: Eye Kettleby Lakes Campsite

From London
Town Farm Campsite

From Bristol
Night One: Bridge House
Night Two: Burgess Farm

shambala cycle maps

Sustrans have kindly provided these maps but have noted that these routes have not been ridden recently and may contain errors; so check before you cycle.  They also advice that when setting off on these routes, make sure you book your accommodation and plan where you need to leave the routes, in advance.

Happy cycling!

Cycling from Manchester- 124 miles

Manchester to Shambala – Overview and Day One

Manchester to Shambala – Day Two

Manchester to Shambala – Day Three

Cycling from Bristol – 142 miles

Bristol to Shambala – Overview and Day One

Bristol to Shambala – Day Two

Bristol to Shambala – Day Three

Cycling from Sheffield – 115 miles

Sheffield to Shambala – Overview and Day One

Sheffield to Shambala – Day Two

Sheffield to Shambala – Day Three

Cycling from london – 122 miles

London to Shambala – Overview and Day One

London to Shambala – Overview and Day Two

Cycling from Birmingham – 45 miles

Birmingham to Shambala 2015 

Please note that Shambala cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to bikes.