Festival of Cycling


sponsored by

NFU Mutual Market Harborough Branch

NFU Mutual

Enter Festival 2020 here


Event Overview

Subject to Covid restrictions, we hope that the event will be able to go ahead on 22nd November 2020.

The Festival of Cycling is back for a 6th year on 22nd March 2020. 

This year we’ve got a few big changes including a new venue and 3 great new routes to choose from.

*100km road – starting and finishing at Marston Lodge
*60km off-road (suitable for MTB, cross, adventure etc) – starting at Marston Lodge and then heading out around Northamptonshire/Leicestershire
*7km off-road family trail – around Marston Lodge – go round as many times as you like!

Riders can start from the 100km and 60km routes from 8-9.30am. The family trail can be done at any time from 8am-2pm.


Entry Fees

100km/60km £25 with an Early Bird price of £20 until the end of January
7km family trail £15 per adult with an Early Bird price of £10. Children ride for free but must be supervised.

If you travel to the venue by car, there will be a fee of £2.50 payable at the gate. Cash only.


Entry Details

Your entry fee will include:
A finisher medal for all riders
Delicious hot meal at the end (excluding free children places)
Free massage
Electronic chip timing
On-site mechanical support by Brampton Valley Cycle Surgery
Fully signed courses with unique feed/water stations
Recovery by van/car if you have a mechanical issue (excluding the family trail)


Charity Partner

Learn more about Adamsmile our local charity partner. adamsmile
We have worked alongside Adamsmile every year and we are delighted to have them on board again. As is now customary, they will be crewing the feed station at Lubenham and supplying their legendary flapjack along with other sweet and savoury options. If you wish to support them again, please make a donation when you enter or fundraise and bring the proceeds along on the day. We also make a donation from every entry.


The Routes

The 100km route can be found here. There may be slight changes before event day. GPX will be available soon. This route can be shortened after the Lubenham Feed Station to approximately 63km.
The off-road routes are currently being designed by Dean Barnett and will be published shortly.


Post-Race Beer

We are delighted to be working alongside Duncan Murray Wines to once again bring you a post-ride treat.
Kwaremont is named after the killer climb of the Oude Kwaremont in the Flemish Ardennes. It is a full malt with 6.6% alcohol content to match the steepest of inclines.
Beer to be ordered when you enter. There are discounts for multiple purchases.


Post-Race Food

Included in your entry fee is a choice of meal options that you will pre-order when you enter. All meals are supplied by the Marston Lodge team. The choices are:
Vegetarian samosa with Trinidadian Double with curried chickpea (V) or chicken options

Jacket potato with meat or vegetarian chilli (VG GF)

Traditional hearty English Soup with sour dough roll (V)

Hot and cold drinks and snacks will also be available to buy.

Enjoy your winter training and we look forward to seeing you on the 22nd.