Big Bike Bash

August Bank Holiday weekend

Location: Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre, The New Forest

Website: www.bigbikebash.co.uk

The Big Bike Bash, is aimed at the keen mountain biker or the happy amateur.  The weekend is perfect for the whole family, with live music, DJs, a beer festival and activities to keep the kids entertained. Facilities include on-site camping, showers, bike wash, bike doctors, picnic area, climbing, boating activities and much more.  The cross-country racecourse is 3.5 miles of twisty single-track that includes river-crossings, a boardwalk and a unique Lake Jump.

Bike Stuff

Pump track, and gravity track…

Adult Sprint XCXC Race – 1 Lap, 2 Lap, 3 Lap, Race Whippet (swimming trunks optional)

Youth XC – Too grown up for the Children’s Challenge but can’t face the main race? Under 18s only

Night Race – Strictly over 18 only

Children’s Challenge – Now they can pedal, they can race

Pedal Free Play Race – No pedals, no problem. A push along only track with no start and no finish

Drag Race – Straight race from a standing start, also known as the chain snapper!

Tyre Drag – Small tyres for small people, big tyres for big people. Makes it more equal.

Track Stand – If you are too good we will start pushing

Wheelie Competition – How far along the drag track can you keep your wheel off the ground?

Trailer Bike Challenge – Last year’s hottest competition. No trading children for weight advantage.

Bunny Hop – How high can you fly?

Bike Limbo – How low can you go?

Dual Slalom – Speed or control?

Lake Jump  – You, a bike, a ramp and a lake. Work it out.

Non-bike Stuff

Beer Tent, Food Tent, Ice Cream, Live Music, Canoes, Climbing Wall, Craft Table, Sitting Down and Relaxing, Nature Trails

The Site:

Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre is situated in the idyllic setting of the New Forest and is part of the national youth work charity UK Youth. The Centre provides residential and day visit facilities and activities for all groups of people.  The centre is surrounded by 65 acres of its own, beautiful grounds near Burley, perfect for a bit of sweet singletrack and XC riding!

The campsite is only a 2 minute walk from the main event area, so you’re never too far from the action! If you’d prefer to stay in the comfort of the Avon Tyrrell house itself, you will be even closer to the main events, less than a minutes walk! There are also a limited number of Scandinavian style wooden lodges available, which are also only a small distance from the event area.

Tickets are available on the official website:

www.bigbikebash.co.uk