Pedalfest is back!
Saturday 11th August 2018
This time at the stunning grounds of Rother Valley Country Park. Back by popular demand we’re holding a smaller version of Pedalfest that will take advantage of 15km of bike trails.
Why not come and join us? We’ll have over 100 bikes to demo, plus a kid’s track, food, cycling Accessory stands, kids activities and lots more. The best part – entry is FREE!
Fancy a pedal? We are offering test rides all day 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. To get your free E-ticket for you and your family simply sign up below. Plus we’re giving away a FREE parking ticket for the first 50 families to sign up!
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Our ticket registration has now closed, but you can sign up to the Raleigh Mailing list to hear all of the latest news from Raleigh and Pedalfest.
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.
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?
Rother Valley has 15km of dedicated bike trails, including a 5km family green route around the lake. We will be organizing instructor-led rides around the green route throughout the day, giving you a chance to adventure further whilst being led by one of our ride leaders who can provide advice, skills and tips along the way. 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 test ride our electric bikes but for younger festival go-ers we will have a dedicated kids test ride track too.
How to find us:
Rother Valley Country Park,
Wales Bar, Sheffield,
Please note do not use postcode for directions by Sat navs this takes you 1 mile away.
Please enter via Pithouse Lane Sheffield
By Road - Follow the brown signs from Junction 31 M1 Motorway. From Junction 31 M1 Motorway takes the A57 towards Sheffield. At the roundabout take the A618 towards Clowne, Mansfield and Wales Bar. Follow the A618 straight on at the traffic lights. Go down the hill and at the bottom turn right into the entrance drive to the park.
Nearest train stations Kiveton Bridge Station 4 miles (the nearest taxi company is Travellers Taxis Tel.01909 515253) Rotherham 10 miles (taxi rank outside) Sheffield 10 miles (taxi rank outside) Chesterfield 12 miles (taxi rank outside) For further information and timetables contact Traveline Tel. 01709 515151 or web site: www.traveline.info
Essential Festival Information
Pedalfest will be open to the public at 10:30am and closing at 17:00. Please note that the last test ride will be at 16:00.
The toilet block is located 50 meters from the Pedalfest. Each toilet has baby changing facilities.
Your four-legged friends are very welcome but must be kept on a lead within Pedalfest.
There is a large car park with good access to the visitor centre area. There is also a smaller carpark beside the demo area. 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 £5 entry into the park
- Blue Badge Holders £2.50