Going Going Bike

Mar 042013

Biking to summer musical festivals has proved to be extremely popular in recent years, so we’re delighted to reveal that our friends at the Festival of Bicycle will be running a similar ride to the Maverick Festival in Suffolk this year.

Working with Maverick organisers, Festival of Bicycle has  put together a 60 mile cycling tour from London to Maverick, which will follow the Sustrans national route 1. Cyclists will set off from a location in East London on Friday 5th July and be on site in Suffolk as the first bands take the stage. The festival takes place over the weekend of the 5th, 6th and 7th July.

If you want to join the tour, which is being called Tour de Maverick of course, it will cost an extra £10 per ticket for the festival itself. If staying for the whole weekend of the festival, riders bags and camping equipment will be delivered to the Maverick Festival camp site by Festival of Bicycle in advance of the riders reaching there.

To add to the cycling adventure, there will be surprises on the ride to the Maverick site.  Riders will be able to see bands perform at secret points along the route.Prizes will also be given for categories including best dressed and most courageous rider. The soundtrack for the ride will be provided by local From A to B sponsor, Hackney GT.

Festival of Bicycle co-founder, Sophie Bailey, says the Tour de Maverick will definitely be rode at a leisurely pace.

“We attended Maverick Festival last year and loved it! We’re looking forward to coming back in style in 2013, and adding an extra element of adventure to the weekend.’”

People who take up the Tour de Maverick ticket will have to transport their own bikes and equipment back to their destinations via trains or other transport. Please bear this in mind, when buying a ticket.

The Maverick Festival leans to country music acts and this year’s line up includes: Ruth Moody, Good Lovelies, Phil Lee, I See Hawks in LA and Suffolk’s own Neil Innes. More details on the Maverick Festival can be found at  WWW.MAVERICKFESTIVAL.CO.UK, while tickets for the Tour de Maverick and the Festival are available to buy now from  https://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/VGD0507

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