Pedalfest Hits Sherwood Pines Forest 19th-20th May 2018
Come and join us for a family fun packed weekend at Sherwood Pines Forest! We have activities for all the family including live music, Electric bike demo rides and bike stunt shows.
We also have our very own Kid’s Village where there will be an array of exciting activities and games to keep little ones busy throughout the day. Plus freebies, competitions and so much more!
Fancy a pedal? We are offering test rides all weekend on Raleigh, Haibike and Lapierre bikes, all you need to do is exchange your photo ID for a wristband and you can demo as many bikes as you like. The best part – entry is FREE!
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We have a fantastic line up of bands performing a variety of covers and original songs throughout the weekend.
Raleigh is one of the world's oldest and best known bike brands. Established in 1887 in Nottingham England. Raleigh are renowned for their iconic bikes such as the Burner, Grifter and Chopper, as well as cutting-edge bikes like TI-Raleigh Tour-de-France-winning 753 steel frames.
Raleigh are now part of the Accell Group, a European-based company who own a collection of Bicycle and Accessory brands throughout Europe and North America. Although Raleigh still produces traditional bikes, they are the UK’s number 1 distributor of Electric bikes producing a diverse range of Raleigh Electric cycles.
Haibike have been passionately developing bikes in Germany since 1995 and can draw upon almost 100 years of experience from their parent company WinoraGroup. With the introduction of the Haibike XDURO FS in 2010, they opened the doors to a completely new bike sport: ePerformance. This marked the beginning of the Haibike success story and started the eMTB boom. They were the first, and for a long time the only ones, to believe in the potential of sporty eBikes, and they still do today—more than ever.
For more than 60 years, Lapierre has combined technological innovation, aesthetics, and attention to detail to produce their range of bikes. Whether its sport or leisure you will find the bike of your dreams in the Lapierre collection, be it a mountain bike, road bike, city or electric bike bike.
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What do I need to bring?
All you need to bring is photo ID (UK driving licence or passport) which you’ll exchange for a wristband enabling you to demo the bikes. We will have a selection of helmets for you to borrow but feel free to bring your own however please be aware that you will be required to wear a helmet to test ride any of the bikes. Feel free you bring your riding kit or comfortable clothes you can ride in, and preferably wear sensible shoes (keep those 6 inch heels at home!)
Where can I ride?
We have a dedicated skills track to demo the bikes. Fancy going further? We will be organising instructor-led rides around the red route throughout the weekend, giving you a chance to adventure further whilst being led by an expert MTB ride leader who can provide advice, skills and tips along the way. We will have a selection of mountain bike and hybrid rides available for you to take part in. To participate in our rides you'll need to sign up on the day for health and safety reasons so make sure you head to the sign-up tent to book on.
How many bikes can I demo?
As many as you like! We will have a vast range of styles, sizes and price points so if you’re looking for your next new bike it’s the perfect opportunity to demo and get the best advice from our experts!
How old do I have to be to ride?
You have to be 14 or over to demo the bikes. Don’t worry if you’re under 14, there will be lots of fun thing for you to do at the festival!
Working in partnership with Sherwood Pines Cycles
When it comes to bikes, our partner’s Sherwood Pines Cycles really know their stuff! With their on-site store boasting the very latest in MTB and eMTB cycles as well as road and kids bikes from some of the world’s leading brands, you’re be sure to receive the very best advice when choosing a new bike. Staff will be available throughout the weekend to help with any 2-wheeled questions you have.
Bike Stunt Show
If you're looking for a bit of adrenaline-fulled entertainment why not check out our bike stunt show? These guys are true professionals who travel all over the UK and Europe to perform their breath-taking shows. With a dedicated team of professional athletes consisting of World Champions, British Champions, Guinness World Record Holders, and Red Bull athletes you’re guaranteed 100% satisfaction.
With an impressive experience totalling more than 10 years these guys have performed at some of the best events and venues on the planet including the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Formula 1, Moto GP, Alton Towers, Twickenham, Barcelona FC, Manchester United Football stadium to name a few.
Kids Tent Activity Centre
Magic Craig will be performing a multi-award winning entertainment show combining comedy, magic, and slapstick in the Kids Tent all weekend long. Whatever your age Craig will have you in stitches from start to finish.
Also in the tent will be giant games, face painting, a disco and table football, so they’ll be fun for all the family!
Special guest – Ted Robbins
Ted Robbins will be joining us all weekend!
Ted is best known for his role as Den Perry in Phoenix Nights but has also starred in multiple TV shows including Holby City, Coronation street, and Brookside.
Ted will be performing a 30 min stand-up act each day, as well as mingling around the crowd so make sure you grab a selfie with him!
Raleigh Bike Parts and RSP
Raleigh bike parts offers a wide range of cycling accessories from tools to pannier bags. We will also have stand for RSP (Raleigh Special Products). Head over to the stand to explore the Raleigh and RSP range and find out more.
High 5 will be joining us at the festival so pop down to the stand to sample some of their tasty products including their sports nutrition drinks, bars and gels.
Birmingham Bike Project
This brilliant project provides second hand bikes to refugees and organises events to bring together refugees and the whole community with the aim of building confidence, creating friendships and encouraging integration. Make sure you head down to the stand to find out more.
XLC is renowned across Europe for their exceptional cycle accessories; the diverse range of products covers the needs of every level of cyclist.
Fibrax cycling components are all made in the UK, make sure you visit their stand to check out their brake pads, rotors, cables and other components.
The Caravan & Motorhome Club
The Caravan and Motorhome Club are also attending Pedalfest; they'll be showcasing their latest member offers as well as details their sites. Why not chat to one of the Caravan & Motorhome Club experts while you’re there and they’ll go through the many benefits of becoming a member!
Sherwood Pines is located in the Heart of Sherwood Forest on the B6030 east of Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire.
If you're travelling via bus take the number 14 or 15 to Kirton or Walesby from Mansfield bus station. They run every 1/2 hour Monday - Saturday and every hour on Sundays. Please check details with Stagecoach.
There is a large landscaped car park with good access to the visitor centre area. This is supplemented with larger surrounding car parks that are used for events and weekends.
Easy access parking spaces are located within the main car park next to the main access paths. Parking Charges apply all year round.
Whether you’ve come to ride or just to enjoy the family entertainment; we've lined up a mouth-watering selection of food, including gourmet burgers from the grill and lighter deli option. Alternatively, the Sherwood Pines café is only 50 meters away from the show ground, so if you wish to sit inside to enjoy a coffee and piece of cake, it’s no hassle.
Fancy a pint while you sit back and listen to the live music? There will be a beer truck stage-side offering a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for you to enjoy throughout the day. Not quite your cup of tea? No problem, situated next door will be a coffee truck with a selection of barista style coffee and hot drinks.
Forest Holidays – Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.
Hidden amongst the trees in the Sherwood Pines Forest Park, a location which was opened in 2012, feels as if it has always been part of this woodland environment. With 3,300 acres of forest to explore from your cabin doorstep, the outside world falls away as soon as you arrive. The legend of Robin Hood pervades this Nottinghamshire forest, and adds flavour to the forest adventure that await.
Camping Sherwood Pines Forest
Clumber Park Caravan Site
Bringing your caravan? Stay only 10 miles from Sherwood Pines Forest at Clumber Park Caravan Site where you'll find a range of onsite activities including a kids playground and bike hire.
Milestone Caravan Site
After something peaceful? Milestone Caravan Site is located next to a lake with on-site fishing and is within a few miles of Newark Castle; a perfect location for long relaxed walks in beautiful scenery.
Essential Festival Information
Pedalfest will be opening it's gates to the public at 10:00am and closing at 19:00pm on both Saturday & Sunday.
The toilet block is located 50 meters from the festival and is open all weekend. Each toilet has baby changing facilities.
Your four legged friends are very welcome but must be kept on a lead within the festival.
There is a large landscaped car park with good access to the visitor centre area. This is supplemented with larger surrounding car parks that are used for events and weekends. Easy access parking spaces are located within the main car park next to the main access paths. the following parking charges apply all year round:
- Cars £2 for the 1st hour (short stay pass)
- £4 up to 2 hours (medium stay pass)
- £6 all day pass
- Minibuses £6 per day
- Motorcycles Free