As part of the Festival’s continued commitment to reducing audience transport CO2 emissions, in 2013 we teamed up with two organisations to offer a range of facilities to enable you to cycle to the Festival.
We are pleased to announce that we will be running our 2 cycling schemes again in 2014. Pow Wow- a guided cycle ride from Bristol over the beautiful Mendip hills with a support van carrying all the luggage. And Team Tor 2000 for people who live within a 20 miles radius who want to cycle to the site independently but have their luggage transported to the site.
Those wishing to make their own, self-contained way to the Festival by bike will still be welcome to come and camp in the Green Traveller cyclists' field. The Festival site is just a few miles south of Route 3 of the National Cycle Network, which runs between Glastonbury and Wells. Head for the Yellow gate. For route planning advice, check out Cycle Streets' Glastonbury Route Planner or the Dept of Transport's Cycle Route Planner.
NB: The bike lock-up does not open until 8am on Wednesday 25th June.
Pedal to Glasto with PoWWow Pedal Power!
Join us on a guided bike ride from Bristol to Glastonbury and arrive at the festival in true bicycling style.. Our trained team of riders will guide you along a beautiful route across the Mendip Hills, targeting country lanes to make for a stunning big participation social ride; so the party starts before you even get there!
We know full well how much fun you need to pack for a full-on four days of festival magique which may weigh your pedals down a bit - so why not let us take it to site for you?
All we need is a £20 deposit from you - £10 of which we'll give back to you after the festival if you want.
Sound like great fun? Then join us! Book early to avoid disappointment.
Lots more info + logistics on our website : www.powwow-pedal-power.org.uk/glastonbury
and follow us on Twitter to keep in touch : @powwow_pedals
Calling all cyclists!
Once again Tor 2000 - on behalf of Glastonbury Festival- is providing the opportunity for cyclists to ride to the festival and leave bikes in a secure lock-up. Cyclists can also camp in a cyclist-only camping area - we've even got compost loo's and showers!! To save some of your energy for the festival you can also leave your luggage at any of the towns listed below and we will take it to the festival site for you. We'll then return it back to your drop-off point after the festival has finished. For just a £10 charge we'll pick up and drop off your luggage, up to 2 bags and a tent (up to a max of 25kg per person), you have to register for this service in advance.
Drop off/collection points:
Thank you to the following places for helping with the BiketoGlasto luggage delivery service:
John's Bikes, Bath http://johnsbikes.co.uk/
TT cycles, Bradford-on-Avon http://www.
Mole Valley Farmers, Bridgwater www.
1610 Leisure Centres (Shepton Mallet / Glastonbury) http://www.1610.org.uk/
Kings Fitness & Leisure, Cheddar http://www.kingsfitness.co.uk/
Cyclelife, Crewkerne, http://www.cyclelifecrewkerne.
Live2ride, Frome http://live2ride.co.uk/
Train Station Gym, Glastonbury http://trainstation-gym.co.uk/
Halfords (Midsomer Norton / Wells) http://www.halfords.
Rileys cycles, Sherborne http://www.
Overt Locke Ltd. Somerton http://www.overtlocke.co.uk/
Kings Cycles, Taunton http://www.
Animal Aids Ltd. Wincanton http://www.
Rock & Road, Yeovil http://www.
I don't know the area or have anyone to cycle with?
We will also publish suggested bike routes to avoid traffic - and those pesky hills - but it will be up to you to organise your ride to the festival. If you want to chat to other riders from your area or plan to ride in small groups to start the party early visit the Facebook group, it proved a great way for riders to get together in 2013.
How do I register?
Please note, the deadline to pre-register for luggage collection is Wed 18th June.
I want to cycle but don't want to use the luggage service? I am too far from a drop-off point?
If you're too far from local towns to use a drop-off point or don’t fancy using the luggage drop-off service you can still ride to the festival site. Anyone coming to the festival by bike can still use our secure cycle lockup free of charge. The lock-up is located just outside Pedestrian Gate A next the Festival Bus Station and Yellow Gate). You can also still camp within the cyclist camping area again totally free of charge.
Where is the cyclists' camp?
The cyclists' campsite is just inside the main entrance at the bottom of Pilton hill just north west of the John Peel stage. This entrance is mainly used by people using the bus transport system so will be quietest early on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Last year we maintained a beautifully clean and comfortable site with compost toilets and showers for those willing to biketoglasto.
We are unable to provide a bike hire facility or a repair service but we'll have pumps and puncture repair kits at the site if required but you will have to fix punctures yourself.
Remember you have to register in advance for the luggage service!